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Heart & Vascular News

Doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital first to implant world’s smallest heart pump in heart failure patient

  • October 8, 2012
  • Number of views: 5095

Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were the first in the country to implant the Impella CP into a heart failure patient on Sept. 28, via a catheter, rather than an open procedure. About the size of a coffee stirrer, the new device is the world’s smallest heart pump, yet it can support the heart by pumping up to four liters of blood per minute.

Endovascular fenestrated stents approved to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms

  • July 9, 2012
  • Number of views: 4255

Approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of fenestrated endovascular stent grafts allows vascular surgeons at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center to be among few in the nation providing a new alternative to patients diagnosed with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

Strong heart attack outcomes at Barnes-Jewish recognized by American Heart Association

  • July 2, 2012
  • Number of views: 3412

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Heart and Vascular Center is a 2012 recipient of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline Gold Award. The award recognizes the success of Barnes-Jewish and their physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine in providing quality care to heart attack patients. Barnes-Jewish is the only St. Louis area hospital to receive this recognition.

Endovascular Therapies Offer Minimally Invasive Alternative for Peripheral Artery Disease

  • April 23, 2012
  • Number of views: 7410

While multiple treatment options exist to treat PAD, new therapies at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center are giving patients a minimally-invasive option. Endovascular therapy, using balloons and stents, is being used in a growing number of patients.

New Technology From Barnes-Jewish Helps City Fire Department Treat Heart Attack Patients Faster

  • March 19, 2012
  • Number of views: 6443
New technology purchased by several local groups, including Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is allowing the St. Louis City Fire Department to better treat heart attack patients in the area.