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Cases & Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease

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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 via UVA today

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…

Get to Know Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon William Robinson, MD

Originally published on UVA Physician Resource At a Glance Title: Associate Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Residency: General Surgery, University of North…

Lung Transplant Recipient Receives Surprise Visit

Today, Devon Schrier, who had a lung transplant in April and had to be hospitalized again last month, got a special visit from Virginia Cavaliers quarterbacks Kurt Benkert, Connor Brewer…

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.

Reoperative Cardiac Surgery More Common, Less Risky | John Kern, MD

According to John Kern, MD, Surgical Director of UVA Heart and Vascular Center, there is a growing need for reoperative cardiac surgery due, in part, to advances in medical care,…

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Offers Viable Option for Select Heart Patients

First multi-institutional study shows mini-MVR patients experienced shorter hospital stays, fewer blood transfusions Chicago (March 31, 2016) – Patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement (mini-MVR) have similar…

UVA Represented at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 52nd Annual Meeting

At the end of January, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) had its 52nd annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. A multidisciplinary team of residents, interns, fellows, attending thoracic and cardiovascular…

Poor Kidney Function Prior to Heart Surgery Linked With Longer Hospital Stay, Higher Costs

Testing kidney function before surgery can improve patient outcomes, reduce surgical costs Chicago (December 8, 2015) – Poor kidney function prior to heart surgery can lead to worse outcomes, higher…