Franklin “Del” Sandberg avoided open heart surgery with an advanced procedure called MitraClip®, which treated his mitral regurgitation (MR). A year later, he had another high-tech procedure called WatchmanTM and was able to stop taking blood-thinning medication for his atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Leon Lasota was considered too high risk for open heart surgery and instead had a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat his severe aortic stenosis.
Rev. John O’Malley became the first patient at Elmhurst Hospital to receive a newly FDA-approved type of pacemaker called the MicraTM transcatheter pacing system (TPS).
Bill Youngs avoided open heart surgery for a 100 percent blocked coronary artery with a new minimally invasive technique to treat chronic total occlusion (CTO).
These patients benefited from the cardiac care innovations offered at Edward-Elmhurst Health’s Cardiac Innovations and Structural Heart Center®.
The Center offers comprehensive cardiovascular care — appointments, diagnosis, testing and consultations — by an expert cardiac team in a single, convenient location. Our cardiac team evaluates patients, determines next steps and puts a plan in place all in the same day so there’s no waiting and worrying.
The team uses complex, minimally invasive heart procedures to give patients who have often been told that they are too high-risk for traditional surgery a new lease on life. You won’t find lifesaving procedures like these in most community hospitals.
“We have a team providing the latest treatments that are the last hope for many heart patients,” says Mark Goodwin, MD, an interventional cardiologist and system medical director of the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center.
Some of the cardiac innovations offered at the Center include:
* IHA, COMPdata 2018
You can depend on the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center® team at the Heart Hospital of Edward-Elmhurst Health to effectively treat your heart condition with a number of minimally invasive options.
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