The Department of Surgery explains terminology and components of the circulatory system. We use plain language to explain to describe what arteries, vessels, and related structures are, how they are different and some common conditions that affect them.
Washington University School of Medicine cardiac surgeons review the long-term outcomes and durability of the Cox-Maze IV procedure to treat atrial fibrillation. This research demonstrates the effectiveness of this procedure in patients with life-threatening heart arrhythmia.
Heart failure is a chronic and progressive condition in which the muscle tissue of the heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen and circulation throughout the body. It results in symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath but can cause other complications. Multiple types of HF exist and are treated differently depending on the stage.
Experts from the Division of Public Health Sciences share nutrition and recipe tips, including how to choose healthy fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Marc Moon, MD, discusses St. Louis Blues Hockey and heart health on 101 ESPN Radio.
Marc Moon, MD, Cardiac Surgery Section Chief, was named President of the AATS at the Association’s Virtual 100th Annual Meeting this May
The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.
Washington University surgeons are the regional experts on aortic dissection, an uncommon but potentially life-threatening disease.