Tag Archives: Surgery

Drug, Alcohol Deaths Soar After Weight-Loss Surgery

THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers some sobering news about weight-loss surgery. People who undergo a gastric bypass procedure called Roux-en-Y are three times more likely than those in the general population to die of drug- or alcohol-related causes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The reason isn’t… Read More »

Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

As Epstein explained, during ablation, “long catheters — wires with electrodes on them — are placed into the heart via the large veins in the groin. Radio waves are delivered from the catheter to the heart muscle, which causes heat and the controlled destruction of the muscle cells responsible for causing atrial fibrillation.” Sometimes ablation… Read More »