Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair

While endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of aortic aneurysm has expanded over the last 20 years, there are still cases where this minimally invasive procedure has limitations. Using a new type of endograft called fenestrated endografts, […]

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Additional approval makes hybrid ablation available to more atrial fibrillation patients

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hybrid ablation as a treatment for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most severe form of the condition affecting about 45% of A-fib patients. Hybrid ablation treats […]

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Norton Heart & Vascular Institute using Lux-Dx insertable cardiac monitor with arrhythmia patients

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute is first in the area to adopt the Lux-DX insertable cardiac monitor technology, which reduces the patient’s need for in-person monitoring. Arrhythmia patients of the institute have begun receiving the […]

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CHAMPION-AF trial available for A-fib patients in Louisville, Southern Indiana

A new clinical trial, known as CHAMPION-AF, is underway to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the next-generation WATCHMAN FLX left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device compared with a new generation of blood thinners within […]

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Nathaniel T. Liu, M.D., leads by example. And analogies.

When vascular surgeon Nathaniel T. Liu, M.D., sees patients, one of his goals is to communicate and help them understand their treatment options. Hearing a doctor explain arterial blockages or how damaged veins are responsible […]

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UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart & Vascular Institute expands heart failure, transplant services in collaboration with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

UK HealthCare (UKHC) and Norton Heart & Vascular Institute are announcing a collaboration to expand advanced heart failure, ventricular assist device (VAD) placement and heart transplant services to Kentuckians. Heart disease is the leading cause […]

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Cardiothoracic surgeon Rosemarie O. Serrone, M.D., joins Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Cardiothoracic surgeon Rosemarie O. Serrone, M.D., has joined Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, practicing at Norton Audubon Hospital. As a member of the thoracic surgery team, Dr. Serrone treats conditions in the thorax, which can […]

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Norton Healthcare first in region to implant Watchman FLX for A-fib patients

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Rhythm Center is the first in the region to offer the Watchman FLX left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) implant, a device designed to prevent stroke in patients with certain […]

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Norton Heart & Vascular Institute expands heart failure program to include care for people needing ventricular assist devices

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute has expanded services for patients with advanced heart failure to include surgical implantation of ventricular assist devices (VADs) at Norton Audubon Hospital, which recently received VAD accreditation from DNV GL – […]

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When referring heart failure patients, earlier is better

Knowing when to refer a heart failure patient for specialist care can be crucial, according to Bassel Alkhalil, M.D., medical director of Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s mechanical circulatory support program. In general, earlier is […]

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Improving outcomes for Black Americans with advanced heart failure

Abbott and the Association of Black Cardiologists will host a webinar Oct. 27, “Advanced Heart Failure and Black Americans: Strategies for Improved Patient Outcomes.” The program will feature a panel of presenters from 5 to […]

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Specialized training for pediatric CICU nurse practitioners

By Misty D. Ellis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC Nurse practitioners in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit are trained and certified in pediatric acute care. They are dedicated to caring for and managing critically ill […]

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