Heart Failure

New Programs and Technology Bring Advances to Heart Care at Emory Decatur Hospital

When Matthew Topel, MD, was named chief of cardiology at Emory Heart & Vascular Center at Decatur, his family gifted him the book The DeKalb Medical Story: From Berry Patch to Healthcare System, 1957-2009....

Heart Surgery One Day, Home the Next – Thanks to TAVR

John Plageman figured they were just symptoms of age. Sure, he was feeling some numbness in his left hand and some slight chest pain, the latter of which he chalked up to indigestion. And...

Minimally Invasive Robotic Heart Surgery: A Patient’s Journey

Emory Healthcare patient Bruce Kraselsky wants anyone who needs coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to know that a much less invasive option exists, with outcomes as good or better than open-heart surgery. The...

Former Olympian Luis Aparicio Gets a Second Chance

A fit, athletic 64-year-old and lifelong rower, Luis Aparicio is the last person you would imagine suffering a near-fatal heart attack. Much like his life story, Aparicio’s recovery is all about dedication and persistence....

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