Dr. Oz: Emergency Room
Dr. Oz gave us a rare inside glimpse into the emergency room on his show. He went to treat patients in the emergency room and to teach doctors doing their residencies. He was followed by a film crew.
Dr. Oz: Damaged Mitral Valve
The patient he saw was Doris, who had a damaged mitral valve. Doris is a school teacher and a mother of two. Doris has been feeling shortness of breath with lots of activities. She said she has to go up five flights because there’s no elevators in her building. Dr. Oz listened to her chest. He told her that valves are enlarged. He told her she needed surgery.
After doing a test, Dr. Oz learned there was an incredible amount of pressure on her lungs. He said it was amazing that she was even able to breath. He told her they needed to do an operation to replace the valve in her heart.
During the surgery, Dr. Oz said he’d never seen a valve as destroyed as this one. He said it was very concerning when he sees things for the first time in his life during surgery, because he’d seen a lot of things during surgery.
Dr. Oz: Warning Signs of Cardiac Emergencies
Dr. Oz said there were three warning signs of a cardiac emergency. The first one was shortness of breath, which was the most important sign of a heart problem that there is. The second was chest discomfort, which can happen anywhere in the chest, including the neck area and down into your arms. Lastly, there’s feeling tired and lightheaded. Dr. Oz said it’s critical to address these signs and symptoms when they happen.
For more information on surgeries Dr. Oz performs, check out Surgeon Oz on the OWN Network. Check your local listings for showtimes.