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Heart & Vascular News

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

  • March 1, 2012
  • Number of views: 3650
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).

New Cookbook From Barnes-Jewish and American Heart Association Offers Heart Healthy Recipes

  • January 24, 2012
  • Number of views: 3264
The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center and the American Heart Association are offering a free cookbook to help St. Louisans lead a more heart healthy lifestyle.

Preventing Heart Disease with "Top 10" Tips

  • January 18, 2012
  • Number of views: 3076

February is American Heart Month and doctors are spreading the word about lowering the risk of heart disease.

Aortic valve replacement procedure deemed "game changing", approved by the FDA performed at Barnes-Jewish and Washington University

  • November 2, 2011
  • Number of views: 3846

Approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a procedure described as a “game changer” by physicians – transcatheter aortic valve replacement – now allows cardiac specialists at Barnes-Jewish to perform open-heart surgery without the “open” for patients previously unable to have surgery.

Giving From the Heart for the Heart

  • October 19, 2011
  • Number of views: 4358

The Spitzers Support Future of New Heart & Vascular Center