Over 40 specialists in the Heart and Vascular Center care for patients with heart disease. They are widely recognized as leaders in cardiovascular care. This recognition is based on the extensive range of their clinical expertise; the quality and experience of their staff; extraordinary resources in the areas of technology, and new innovative therapies.
They include full-time Washington University faculty from the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, and the Sections of
Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery.
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Washington University heart specialists have a long history of high volume experience with management of heart disease, cardiac interventional and surgical procedures. It is the only program ranked in top 10 nationally located in Mo/Illinois by US News and World Report. Distinctions include:
Coronary artery disease:
Washington University heart specialists provide care for patients with arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, adults with congenital heart, marfans syndrome, and more.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA):Our cardiac surgeons use minimally invasive surgery (endovascular procedures) to repair aneurysms of the abdominal artery. Their patients' survival rate is 98.5 percent, one of the best in the country.
Maze procedure: developed at Washington University School of Medicine, the Maze (sometimes called Cox-Maze) procedure is a surgical intervention that cures atrial fibrillation (AF) by interrupting the circular electrical patterns or wavelets responsible for this arrhythmia.
Heart valve surgery : Our surgeons repair hundreds of aortic and mitral valve repair and regularly perform replacement (valvuloplasty), including minimally invasive approaches. This experience results in better outcomes for patients.
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