Interventional Cardiology

Emory Heart and Vascular Center Implants 500th Lifesaving Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

First used in the 1960s, the ventricular assist device supplies mechanical circulatory support by pumping blood from the ventricles, or lower chambers of the heart, to the rest of the body. Because the device...

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...


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