Cardiovascular Institute Videos
Peripheral Artery Disease
Transcathether Aortic Valve Replacement procedure puts Selma, Alabama's first black police chief closer to tending his farm.
TAVR procedure restores ailing heart valves
When Sarah Ford found out she needed heart surgery, she made the drive from her home in Dothan to Birmingham to receive treatment at UAB. The experienced surgeons, compassionate staff, and cutting-edge care at UAB made her feel secure and safe.
Individuals born with congenital heart disease are now thriving into adulthood, but need lifelong follow-up care from sub-specialty experts.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments
Some people are born with a defect or malformation in their heart or blood vessels, and this is called Congenital Heart Disease. UAB Cardiologist Edward Colvin, MD, talks to Daytime Alabama on WVTM-TV, Channel 13, in Birmingham, Ala., about the types of congenital heart disease and what adults with this disease should look for when choosing a doctor.
UAB cardiologist, Alan Gertler MD, discusses the causes of heart disease and dispels some popular heart disease rumors.
For patients with aortic valve stenosis, who cannot undergo open heart surgery, the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure provides a welcome alternative.
More than 7% of Americans over the age of 65 are afflicted with aortic stenosis—or hardening of the aortic valve—and more than 1,000 of them are ineligible for traditional open heart surgery to repair it. The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure eliminates the need for open heart surgery and results in a shorter recovery time.
Ernest Tate/TAVR Procedure - Chapter 2
The surgeons and interventional cardiologists of UAB's structural heart program repaired a serious heart issue with minimally invasive techniques instead of traditional open heart surgery.
Zaidan's Story: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome/Heart Transplant
Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for peripheral vascular disease, which effects between 5-10% of the population.
Peripheral Vascular Disease Risk Factors, Symptoms, & Treatments
Peripheral Vascular Disease, or PVD, occurs when arteries in the lower extremities become narrow or blocked. Vascular Surgeon Mark Patterson, MD, explains the symptoms, causes, and ways to treat PVD on Daytime Alabama on WVTM-TV, Channel 13, in Birmingham, Ala.
More than 20,000 adults enter the Adult Congenital Heart Disease population every year, but 60% are lost to follow-up care.
Care of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Dr. Cribbs on Business Break
Understand the risk factors and symptoms of heart arrhythmias, and when it is important for you to see a doctor.
Arrhythmia Risk Factors, Symptoms, & Treatments
If you've ever felt your heart skip a beat, you may have an arrhythmia. Tom McElderry, MD, an arrhythmia specialist at UAB, talks to Daytime Alabama on WVTM-TV, Channel 13, in Birmingham, Ala., about the symptoms and risk factors of arrhythmia, and what to do if you or a loved one experiences this condition.
Haywood Fuller traveled to UAB for an accurate diagnosis and lifesaving surgery to correct his heart valve problem.
UABMedicine.org | Lifesaving Heart Surgery at UAB
When Haywood Fuller was 14 years old, he came to UAB for heart surgery. When he developed a heart condition 30 years later, he again trusted the heart specialists at UAB. They diagnosed his condition and got him moving again with lifesaving surgery.
UAB makes history, saving the life of 9 year old heart failure patient, Greer Underwood, using a mechanical heart pump.
Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device
UAB makes history, saving the life of 9 year old heart failure patient, Greer Underwood, using a mechanical heart pump. This was the first time this type of support device was used in a pediatric patient. Greer is now thriving following a successful transplant.