Dr. Frank Downey, MD

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  • Aurora Health Care

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests.

    The study included almos...Full Article

  • Frank Downey, MD - Milwaukee, WI - Cardiothoracic Surgery
    After thoracic surgery, take pain medication as needed. Take it with food (such as crackers or toast), not on an empty stomach.

    It is not uncommon for the pain to radiate to the front of the chest or stomach. It can be sharp, electric, or burning in nature. This happens as the nerves start to...Read More
  • Frank Downey, MD - Milwaukee, WI - Cardiothoracic Surgery
    As you recover from cardiac heart surgery, you will need to balance your activity, exercise, and rest. Your breastbone (sternum) will take about eight weeks to completely heal. During this time, please follow these guidelines in your activity choices:
    • Arm work: It's best to do activities that
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza is a nasty virus in its own right. But, it might also increase a person's risk of suffering a life-threatening tear in the body's most important artery, a new study suggests.

    During flu season, an increased number of people land in the h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While artificial heart valves have long been available to adults, making permanent valves for children has been challenging because kids' bodies keep growing.

    But researchers say they've found a way around that, using...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report.

    The work is part of efforts to find ways to use animal organs to shorten transplant waiting lists.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure often is untreated in U.S. Hispanics, putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke, new research finds.

    Hispanics are nearly as likely as whites to have high blood pressure, but less likely to have it under control, sai...Full Article