St. Louis University cardiac surgeons now have a new option for mitral valve repair – one that doesn’t involve cutting open a patient’s chest.
Cardiologists at Saint Louis University Hospital are now using a new mini-monitor that lets patients go about their lives while doctors keep track of their heart functions remotely.
Saint Louis University Hospital cardiology chief Dr. Michael Lim says the manufacturers of such devices allow them to be monitored remotely but not changed.
“It uses a unique drug that is injected directly into the heart cells by using a small screw-in catheter going directly into the heart,” researcher and cardiologist Dr. John LaSalla explains.
The arterial blockage discovery comes as a surprise since the 67-year-old former president is said to stay physically fit with routine workouts and biking at his Texas ranch.
U.S. Rep John Shimkus’ office says he had two medical procedures on his heart.
Experts say of the 350,000 Americans that die from sudden cardiac arrest every year, about half do not have knowledge of any heart problems.
The chief of cardiac surgery at St. Louis University Hospital, Dr. Richard Lee, says it really depends on how bad the cardiac damage is.
The lineup was announced Thursday in Kiener Plaza.
Larry Bonds says he wouldn’t be here if not for his 2008 transplant.