Sanger Becomes First in the Carolinas to Implant Total Artificial Heart
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute has a long history of bringing advanced heart care to the Carolinas and beyond, including the first heart transplant in Charlotte and the world’s first stent graft specifically designed for branch vessel repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Sanger recently added to the list of breakthroughs by becoming the first in the Carolinas to implant the Total Artificial Heart (TAH). Read More...
Specialized Care Improves Lives of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Despite national practice guidelines advising that patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) undergo regular care at a specialized center, there has historically been no data linking this care with improved outcomes. A Canadian study published recently in Circulation, however, has changed that. In this population-based analysis, researchers examining referral and mortality rates found that referral was associated with a significant reduction in mortality, especially in those with severe ACHD. Read More...
Supporting Afib Patients Through Stroke Research
Michael Rinaldi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
As the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the adult cardiology population, atrial fibrillation (AF) has garnered significant attention from researchers looking to mitigate its associated stroke risk. Device therapy for AFrelated stroke is a promising treatment avenue that Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute is involved in investigating as part of the PREVAIL trial. Read More...
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