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Medical Mondays — Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint pain doesn’t always require surgery. However, if you have chronic pain or lose function in a joint, surgery might be a good option.

At UPMC Orthopaedic Care, our experts offer the safest joint replacement surgical methods available.

This week's new Medical Mondays discusses joint replacement surgery.

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Trouble Breathing? Find Specialized Pulmonary and Respiratory Care at UPMC

Breathing problems — ranging from allergies to lung conditions — are common among many people.

Here at UPMC, we offer pulmonary and respiratory services at four specialty centers to ensure you receive the personalized care you need when facing breathing troubles.

Learn more about our nationally ranked pulmonary and respiratory services at the following centers:

Dan’s Mitral Valve Prolapse Treatment at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Dan — a retired school principal — experienced chest pains when trying to sleep. He turned to his primary care doctor, where he received a diagnosis of an abnormal heart rhythm.

Dan’s abnormal heart rhythm is commonly associated with mitral valve prolapse (MVP). He underwent catheter ablation and felt much better.

About a year later, his symptoms returned — worse than before. This time, his doctor referred him to the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute’s Center for Mitral Valve Disease.

Dan learned he had a severe form of MVP and soon had robotic surgery.

Following surgery, he quickly began to improve. Two months later, he was back to his old routine feeling like a new person.

Learn more about Dan’s robotic heart surgery at UPMC.

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