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Winter 2010


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Features

Hybrid Heart & Vascular Health

The new “Hybrid Operating Room” at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is an innovation in cardiac and vascular surgery and intervention. By providing the space and equipment needed to accommodate multiple specialties in one room, it allows for better quality of care as well as better time and cost efficiency for the patient.

Carotid Artery Disease: A Silent Killer

Heart disease is common, affecting millions of adults and causing 26 percent of deaths annually. Yet there’s another silent killer lurking nearby that often goes unnoticed and untreated until it’s too late.

Barrett's Esophagus

It afflicts only one percent of adults in the United States. Barrett’s esophagus is a complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux or severe heartburn. Yet, for those who have the condition, complications are serious.

News/FYI

Real Science, Real Innovation
Reconstruction after Breast Cancer
Siteman Cancer Center Launches 24/7 Cancer Care
New Designation Allows Better High-Risk Mom and Baby Care in Illinois

Also In the Issue

Letter from Richard Liekweg

Breakthroughs
A look at three of the latest technological advances being used at Barnes-Jewish Hospital: Electronic record systems, magnetic catheters and RFID tracking.

Breaking Language Barriers
Q&A with our interpreter services.

Research Institute Opens
Views from around Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


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