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Cardiac Surgeons Use Non-Invasive Approach to Fix Mitral Valves

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.

09/22/2014

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Mini Heart Monitors Help Doctors and Patients

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.

02/24/2014

Dick Cheney

SLU Cardiologist: Cheney’s Defibrillator Couldn’t Be Modified 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.

10/22/2013

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St. Louis Researchers Test Heart Failure Treatment

“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.

08/26/2013

George W. Bush, John Boehner

Cardiologist Sees Lessons in President Bush’s Heart Procedure

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.

08/07/2013

Republican Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois (Credit: KMOX)

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus Undergoes Heart Procedure

U.S. Rep John Shimkus’ office says he had two medical procedures on his heart.

07/09/2013

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coming as a Surprise

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.

06/22/2013

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New Study Advocates For More Bypasses, Fewer Stents

The chief of cardiac surgery at St. Louis University Hospital, Dr. Richard Lee, says it really depends on how bad the cardiac damage is.

01/30/2013

Fair Saint Louis

Heart, Nelly, Among Others Coming to St. Louis This Summer

The lineup was announced Thursday in Kiener Plaza.

05/03/2012

Larry Bonds (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Heart Recipient Thanks Staff At St. Louis DMV

Larry Bonds says he wouldn’t be here if not for his 2008 transplant.

04/19/2012

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