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LimFlow Offers Hope for No Option CLI Patients

Minimally invasive technique provides endovascular venous arterialization Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery - Fall 2018 Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, PhD, MPH A breakthrough First in Man (FIM) clinical trial within the Harrington Heart...

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Does It Manifest Differently in Sub:Saharan Africa?

UH researcher reports on first study in this population to use calcium scoring, will probe role of latent TB infection Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery - Fall 2018  Christopher Longenecker, MD Do people living with HIV in...

Clinical Trial at UH Seeks to Improve Outcomes for TAVR Patients

Two anti-platelet drugs studied for their effect on platelet function and immune activation post-procedure Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery - Fall 2018  David A. Zidar, MD, PhD Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has...

MAGMA and EXHALTED Trials Seek Ways to Monitor Disease Progression and Improve Outcomes

Trials employ novel imaging technologies for high-risk cases Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery - Fall 2018  Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD  Mirela Dobre, MD, MPH Physicians of the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at University...

UH is First Hospital System in the Nation to Earn Coveted ACC Chest Pain Center Version 6 Accreditation

The highest quality in treating chest pain Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery - Fall 2018  Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD In May 2018, a seven-months-long process involving reams of patient data, hundreds of documents and hours of...

Blood Flow Reversed During Transcarotid Revascularization

A novel approach to protect the brain Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery - Fall 2018  Vikram Kashyap, MD An estimated 20 to 30 percent of ischemic stroke is caused by carotid artery disease. Vascular surgeons of the Harrington...

Discovering and Treating Tumors at the Heart of the Read Family

A survival story of how rare cardiac myxomas afflicted a mother and five of her seven children with multiple recurrences, in different sites, over 42+ years. In 1976, 52-year-old Louise Read came to cardiologist Michel Farah, MD for treatment for...

Case Study: Successful In-Utero Aortic Valvuloplasty Reverses Heart Defects

Innovations in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery - Fall 2018 James Strainic, MD: Director, Fetal Heart Program, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve...

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