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Among the top 10 in procedural volume in the U.S., the VAD program at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart and Vascular Center celebrates 25 years of innovation.
Just a few hundred years ago, the heart and its function were a bit of a mystery.
On Oct. 1, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, was named the Shoenberg Professor of Surgery and chief of cardiac surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Why should cardiologists refer patients to an advanced heart failure specialist?
In addition to mavacamten, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center offers people with HCM a range of medical, interventional and surgical options.
An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a heart condition also known as HCM—and many don’t know they have the condition until it’s too late.
As an inherited disease, HCM can run in families—and it can develop at any age. In many instances, HCM is undiagnosed until a significant heart problem occurs.
A team of Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is participating in a clinical investigation of a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system that offers an alternative to patients who are too high risk for replacement surgery.
Puja Kachroo, MD replaces Dr. Marc Moon as the Surgical Director of the Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center.