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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeons perform the first completely robotic-assisted aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation

“We are doing some of the first robotic procedures here at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute,” Vinay Badhwar, M.D., executive chair of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, said. “Our teams are global pioneers in the area of robotic operations of the heart, lungs, and esophagus that enable improved outcomes and faster recovery.”

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist uses machine learning to predict ventricular disease

Partho Sengupta, M.D., WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiology division chief and director of cardiac imaging, and an international team of researchers have successfully implemented machine learning as an effective screening tool for early diagnosis of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD), a common form of heart failure.

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Machine that oxygenates blood may help critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to WVU study.

A new cohort study out of West Virginia University suggests one piece of life-support equipment—an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine—can be especially useful for treating some of these COVID-19 patients.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute successfully removes COVID-19 patient from ECMO

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute successfully removed its first COVID-19 patient from ECMO on Tuesday, June 16, after 514 hours of support.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Division of Thoracic Surgery receives highest rating from surgeons organization.

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Division of Thoracic Surgery has earned a distinguished three-star (highest) rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its esophageal cancer patient care and robotic esophagectomy outcomes. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute among the elite in the United States and Canada for general thoracic surgery.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeons perform region’s first fully robotic aortic valve replacement.

Surgeons at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute recently performed a fully robotic aortic valve replacement operation done through a small opening in a patient’s side — the first time such a procedure has been done in the Northeastern region of the country.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute first to implement technology for non-invasive detection of heart disease

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is the first academic medical center to install Genetesis CardioFlux FAC magnetocardiography (MCG) cardiac imaging technology. The FDA-cleared system measures and displays the signals produced by the heart’s electrical activity without the use of radiation, medications, or exercise, allowing doctors to quickly and accurately diagnose heart disease.

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WVU Medicine performs state’s first heart transplant

Robert Parsons, a 61-year-old male from Chesapeake, Ohio, got a new lease on life when surgeons at the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute and the WVU Medicine Transplant Alliance performed West Virginia’s first heart transplant.

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COVID-19 REAL-TIME RESPONSE: Drs. Heather and J.W. Awori Hayanga of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

Stories from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Community” presents a video profile of Drs. Heather and J.W. Awori Hayanga, a cardiac anesthesiologist and a thoracic surgeon at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute. Watch now

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health   I  Jun 15, 2020

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute continues push to expand cardiac services in WV

WVU Medicine has raised the bar for cardiac care in West Virginia, offering advanced heart failure interventions that residents would have previously been required to leave the state to receive. Read Story

The State Journal   I  Feb 24, 2020

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