Diverticulitis Surgery: A UVA Student’s Stomach Pain Turns Into an Emergency

Diverticulitis Surgery: A UVA Student’s Stomach Pain Turns Into an Emergency

[MUSIC PLAYING] So my 50th birthday in 2014 was unexpected and the beginning of an adventure for all of us in terms of the meaning of what it was to be a Wahoo, to be surrounded by community and Zach’s saga that took about 18 …

Many Symptoms of Heart Attack and Heart Disease: A Complex Condition

Many Symptoms of Heart Attack and Heart Disease: A Complex Condition

Heart disease is a very broad term. I think most people who think of heart disease think of heart attacks or coronary artery disease, and that certainly is the most common form of heart disease. But it’s certainly much broader than that. It includes things …

Ovarian Cancer: A Rare Disease with Few Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer: A Rare Disease with Few Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is a relatively rare disease. Any one patient’s lifetime risk is about 1.7%. There are certain families that pass on a gene that increases their risk of developing ovarian cancer. The most common is BRCA, which also puts patients at higher risk of …

Pulmonary Hypertension: High Blood Pressure in Your Lungs and Heart

Pulmonary Hypertension: High Blood Pressure in Your Lungs and Heart

Pulmonary hypertension is an umbrella term for a family of diseases that all have the same presentation, which is where the blood pressures in the lungs are elevated. As the heart pumps on the right side, it pumps that blood through the lungs where oxygen …