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Heart & Vascular News

New Heart and Vascular Center Announced at Barnes-Jewish

  • June 2, 2011
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For the first time ever in the history of Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the departments of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery have joined together to form a new Heart & Vascular Center.

Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

  • February 15, 2011
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New guidelines issued from the American Heart Association add new risk factors to a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease.

Bridwell, Lenke to be Honored by National Marfan Foundation

  • January 31, 2011
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Keith Bridwell, MD, and Lawrence Lenke, MD, are the 2011 recipients of the National Marfan Foundation’s Hero with a Heart Awards, February 26 at Heartworks St. Louis at the Chase Park Plaza.

Raising Awareness of Women's Risk of Heart Disease

  • January 31, 2011
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Heart disease is the leading killer of women, and for female physicians who work in cardiology and cardiac surgery, they want women to know their risk.

Barnes-Jewish Implants 55 Ventricular Assist Devices in 2010

  • January 14, 2011
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Washington University cardiac surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital expanded the use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) in 2010 by implanting 55 devices, an increase of three from 2009, and an increase from only 12 as recently as 2006.