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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).

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

  • January 24, 2012
  • Number of views: 2397
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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
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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
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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
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The Spitzers Support Future of New Heart & Vascular Center

Barnes-Jewish, American Heart Association Partner on Prevention Campaign

  • September 12, 2011
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The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center and the American Heart Association are partnering on a new initiative to improve the heart health of St. Louisans with the “My Heart. My Life.” program.
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