John A. Dodson, MD

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June 11th, 2012

The Changing Face of Mitral Valve Surgery

A new study of mortality and other trends among Medicare patients who undergo mitral valve surgery may influence whom you choose to refer for this type of procedure.


April 26th, 2012

Frailty Evaluation and High-Risk Interventions

When taking care of older patients, we often have an intuitive sense of which ones will do well after an intervention and which ones won’t. This has been termed the “foot of the bed” test, or alternately something which separates a “young 80-year old” from an “old 80-year old.”  Frailty is a syndrome defined as […]