Edward cardiac care in international spotlight

November 06, 2017
Edward Heart Hospital Satellite Feed Physicians of the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center® at Edward participated in a live satellite broadcast showcasing their expertise in interventional cardiac procedures on Tuesday, Oct. 31.  

Teams led by Drs. Tony DeMartini, Mark Goodwin and Timothy Larkin, interventional cardiologists with Advocate Medical Group and Edward Hospital, performed percutaneous coronary interventions on patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO). The procedures were shown to attendees of this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual conference in Denver, Colorado. The conference is the world’s largest educational meeting that focuses on interventional cardiovascular medicine and features live case presentations via satellite from universities and medical centers worldwide. As a global training site for the treatment of CTOs, Edward Hospital was the only community hospital in the world selected to participate in the conference.

“This is a great accomplishment for Edward physicians, staff and administration,” says Dr. Goodwin, System Medical Director, Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward. “The community is fortunate to have such a world class center in their backyard.”

The Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward is a premier destination for innovative cardiac care. Patients who suffer from a wide range of cardiac ailments can be treated via surgical innovations that offer benefits such as smaller incisions, less major bleeding and faster recovery, especially important for patients who are too high-risk for an open heart procedure.

For more information, visit www.eehealth.org/structural-heart.