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In an aortic valve replacement, the aortic valve is replaced with a manmade valve or a valve from an animal. This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at what this procedure entails and discusses possible complications.
BMI, or body mass index, measures a person's body fat based on his or her height and weight. This section of the eMedTV library discusses BMI in detail and provides links to additional information.
A bone density scan is similar to an x-ray and measures bone health and response to osteoporosis treatment. This eMedTV page explains how the scan is performed, how it is scored, who should have one, and more.
Carpal tunnel surgery, which reduces pressure on the median nerve, can help reduce wrist and hand pain. This eMedTV segment describes the two kinds of surgery and offers vital information on the risks and benefits of each.
As this eMedTV page explains, atrial fibrillation is often diagnosed with the help of an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), a test that monitors electrical signals coming from your heart. If the test is inconclusive, event monitor tests may be conducted.
LASIK is a laser eye surgery that can permanently reshape the cornea of your eye to correct your vision. This eMedTV page discusses various eye conditions that the surgery can fix and offers details on the expected results and possible complications.
As this eMedTV article explains, a temporal artery biopsy is a procedure in which a small piece of tissue is removed from the artery and examined for signs of inflammation. This article explains the procedure in detail.
Recent studies show that tubal ligation is over 99 percent effective at preventing future pregnancy. This eMedTV Web resource offers a detailed overview of this procedure, including how it is performed and possible complications.