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Heart & Vascular News

Endovascular fenestrated stents approved to treat complex abdominal aortic aneurysms

  • July 9, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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.

25th Anniversary of Milestone Heart Procedure; Updated Approach to AFIB Maintains High Cure Rates

  • March 1, 2012
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Surgeons at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first Cox Maze procedure, a surgery invented there in 1987 that has become the gold standard surgical treatment for patients suffering from a common heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AFIB).
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