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Barnes-Jewish first in region to offer multiple valve options for non-surgical aortic valve replacement

  • April 14, 2014
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Specialists at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center are the first in the region to add a second valve option for use in the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, making it possible to treat a wider range of patients.

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish heart specialists first in Missouri to implant subcutaneous ICD

  • December 2, 2013
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Heart specialists at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center were the first in Missouri to implant a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) into a patient during a procedure that took place on Friday, Nov. 29. Unlike the traditional ICD used to help treat arrhythmias such as tachycardia, the S-ICD does not place wires inside the heart or blood vessels.

Barnes-Jewish offering new FDA-approved non-surgical procedure for mitral valve repair

  • October 25, 2013
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A device approved today by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to treat leaky mitral valves was first used in this region as part of a clinical trial at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center. This new non-surgical alternative for mitral valve repair, which involves using a small clip, offers hope to the more than four million Americans with leaky mitral valves.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital receives top honors for heart attack, stroke care

  • August 29, 2013
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital was recently honored by the American Heart Association (AHA) with two prestigious awards: the 2012-2013 “Mission: Lifeline Gold Award” and the “Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke” Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

New procedure at Barnes-Jewish Hospital helping minimize stroke risk for atrial fibrillation

  • March 27, 2013
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It’s one of the most common heart arrhythmias. But while the symptoms for atrial fibrillation (AFIB) vary, many with the abnormal heart rhythm have one thing in common – a greater chance of having a stroke.

Now, a new non-invasive procedure at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center aims to decrease that risk and the need for patients to be on blood thinning medications. It focuses on a part of the heart called the left atrial appendage. 

Doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital first to implant world’s smallest heart pump in heart failure patient

  • October 8, 2012
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Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were the first in the country to implant the Impella CP into a heart failure patient on Sept. 28, via a catheter, rather than an open procedure. About the size of a coffee stirrer, the new device is the world’s smallest heart pump, yet it can support the heart by pumping up to four liters of blood per minute.

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.
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