A First in Virginia: Pediatric Heart Experts Save Baby Violet
At just 10 days old, Violet Smith had her first open-heart surgery. Born with congenital heart defects, she wasn’t getting enough blood out of her heart into her lungs.
At Violet’s six-month checkup, her pediatrician found that her condition was getting worse. Because of a partnership between CHKD and UVA Children’s Hospital, their pediatrician encouraged the family to transfer to UVA, where the team would be able to handle any complications.
UVA Earns International Award for Heart and Lung Care
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The Heart and Vascular Center at University of Virginia Medical Center has earned the Gold Level Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization for providing lifesaving care for patients with failing hearts or lungs.
2017 Strategic Planning Retreat for Surgery
Cardiothoracic surgery was well represented at the Strategic Planning Retreat for Surgery held on November 17, 2017. The group discussed current challenges, data, metrics, studies, and best practices with…
National “100 Great Heart Programs” List Features UVA
Originally published on Connect Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center to the national healthcare publication’s 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems…
Listen: Live Well Segment on WINA
Nurses Robin Shifflett and Cindy Kennedy join in “Live Well” on WINA to discuss “Nurse Navigators.” Listen to how nurse navigators at UVA help patients transition from the hospital to home.…
Bold UVA Research Could End Lung Shortages, Save Lives of Recipients
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant – and then save the lives of the people who receive them.
The funding, from the National Institutes of Health, supports cutting-edge projects being conducted by UVA’s Victor E. Laubach, Dr. Irving Kron and their colleagues
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Mobilizing the Experts to Optimize Cardiac Imaging
Originally Published on UVA Physician Resource At a Glance A group of UVA cardiologists, radiologists and biomedical engineers are collaborating to expand on and develop new imaging techniques for cardiac…
NBC29 House Call | Gorav Ailawadi, MD
Dr. Gorav Ailawadi recently participated in the NBC 29 House Call explaining the various treatment options for aortic valve disease and the benefits of minimally invasive approaches.
Watchman Device Receives FDA Approval
When the Food and Drug Administration approved Boston Scientific’s Watchman® device in March, UVA Health System acted quickly to add this new procedure to the group of minimally invasive techniques…
Tech-Con Amps Up the Wow Factor Summer, 2015
STS News, Summer 2015 -- When STS/AATS Tech-Con was introduced in 2002, its goal was to provide a platform for presenting innovative techniques, concepts, and devices for cardiothoracic surgery. In…
Gorav Ailawadi, MD | Mitral Valve Roundtable
Mitral valve repair versus replacement is a hot topic in cardiothoracic surgery. In this video, STS members discuss a number of topics including the COAPT trial, patients with low ejection…
John Kern, MD | Socrates Award Recipient
In 2014, the Thoracic Surgery Residency Association awarded the Socrates Award to Dr. John Kern from UVA. The Socrates Award is an award given annually by the TSRA to an outstanding…