Dr. Bethencourt is an ISMICS Poster Competition Finalist

Dr. Bethencourt is at the ISMICS national conference in Montreal and was the Poster Winner for the Category 8. Valve- Minimally Invasive Approaches: Aortic for the poster entitled Minimally-Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement via Right Anterior Mini-thoracotomy and Central Aortic Cannulation: A 13-Year Experience

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Cardiac Conditions

cardiac conditions and disease

Mitral valve prolapse and coronary artery disease are common conditions that could affect your heart. Some people do not experience symptoms for either of these conditions, however, if symptoms are present, your doctor can diagnose the cause and determine if treatment is necessary.

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A Healthy Heart is A Work in Progress for a Former Athlete

Jerald Downen, 60, spent his youth growing up in Memphis, Tenn., and having lived in Japan and Australia, he was as surprised to find himself at the office of his long time friend and cardiologist, Dr. David Wolford at the Stern Cardiovascular Institute in Memphis, Tenn. “Although I competed internationally in triathlons I was absolutely shocked when I had a heart attack in 2004” Downen says “and since that time my heart never felt quite right and I was constantly worried about what was going on.”

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Re-Evolution Summit 2016

Dr. Daniel Bethencort attended the Re-Evolution Summit, a hands-on experience for cardiac surgeons all around the country to learn the latest techniques for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. The event is hosted in Houston, TX and Dr. Bethencourt was a features speaker and workshop teacher. 

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Managing Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation is a medical condition that affects over three million people in the United States each year.

It is the most common problem with people’s heartbeat. Also called arrhythmia when the heart beats too fast or too slow, it can cause the wrong amount of blood to be pushed through the circulatory system.

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Coronary Artery Bypass Hybrid Procedure

A hybrid procedure for Coronary Artery Bypass involves doing two parts of the procedure in the same place to reduce recovery time and trauma to the patient. Learn more about Coronary Artery Bypass on our services page or call (562) 988-9333 to request more information.

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The Bethencourt Group Surgery Results

One of the things we take pride in the most is how much experience our surgeon Dr. Bethencourt, have and how happy our patients are. Check out our results from 3 of our biggest procedures, Aortic Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Repair and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. We are improving the quality of life in Southern California. 

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