Navigation Links
Loma Linda University Health cardiologists use nation’s first alternative access point for heart device to save a veteran
Date:11/14/2019

In a first of its kind in the United States, cardiologists at Loma Linda University International Heart Institute have performed a pioneering coronary intervention with an Impella heart assist device and stent placement through single access from the axillary artery in the shoulder. The new procedure offers surgeons another option to help save the lives of people suffering from severely calcified coronary heart disease, which kills more than 370,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Seventy-year-old Vietnam veteran David Quiett presented at Loma Linda University Medical Center with a heart attack. Physicians quickly learned that he had severely calcified coronary artery disease in his major arteries. He was in need of stents and a heart-saving pumping device. But surgeons were unable to insert both interventions in separate vascular entry points because of the patient’s calcification. The pumping device is usually inserted through the femoral artery near the groin, and stents are placed through a separate artery.

Due to the patient’s condition, there were no viable traditional arterial access points. With no options left, Loma Linda University Heart Institute interventional cardiologist Aditya Bharadwaj, MD, used the axillary artery — a major artery in the shoulder — to install the stents and the pumping device. But this involved risks because working with arteries near the neck creates a greater risk of stroke.

Bharadwaj said the success of the procedure opens the door for patients around the country to have more viable cardiovascular intervention surgeries.

“Physicians have conducted single-access procedures through the femoral artery near the groin but never through the axillary artery,” Bharadwaj said. “In this day and age, nearly any challenge can be overcome. Patients who are not eligible for bypass or stents will now have more options.”

Quiett and his wife Ann are grateful for the expertise and care they received at Loma Linda University International Heart Institute.

“I am grateful the ambulance took my husband to Loma Linda University Medical Center because they are the poster child of what a hospital should be, from care to expertise,” Ann said. “They saved my husband’s life.”

Quiett was up walking several hours following the procedure, talking, eating and even gave his surgeon a thumbs up. He was safely discharged two days later.

For more information about the International Heart Institute and all they have to offer, visit their website.

Photo Caption: Seventy-year-old David Quiett from Yucaipa, CA, gives a thumbs up with his surgeon Aditya S. Bharadwaj, just hours following the nation’s first complex coronary intervention with an Impella heart assist device through a single access point in the axillary artery.

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/loma_linda_university_health_cardiologists_use_nations_first_alternative_access_point_for_heart_device_to_save_a_veteran/prweb16723552.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2019 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Loma Linda University School of Public Health Study Finds Railyard Proximity Linked to Asthma in Children
2. Author Linda T. Legg’s newly released “Street Boy” is the captivating story about a young boy and his daily struggles living homeless, and on the streets
3. Author Linda W. Millikin’s Newly Released “Succession: Sequel To Time-Trapped In The Attic” Continues The Adventures Of Freddreese Campton And Her Companions
4. Author Linda Balcom Fellers’ newly released “Like A Murmur In The Wind” is the Personal Journey of the Author in Coping with Tragedy and Healing from it
5. Author Linda Kaye Smith‘S Newly Released “Elijah The Tishbite” Is A Detailed Study Of The Power Struggle Between The Old Testament Prophet Elijah And The Evil Jezebel
6. Author Linda Heiser Baenziger’s Newly Released “Noodles Up My Nose” is the Humorous Story of Sarah and Her Day Home Sick
7. Loma Linda University Medical Center ER Doc Offers Tips to Stay Cool During the Heat Wave and Avoid a Trip to the Hospital
8. Eating Recovery Center’s Linda Lewaniak Wins Member of the Year Award from Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association
9. Loma Linda University Health breaks ground on new hospital complex with over 3,000 members of the community looking on
10. Loma Linda University and Western University of Health Sciences are Medical Schools Championing the Cause to Advance Lifestyle Medicine
11. Loma Linda University Health Inviting Entire Community to Celebrate Milestone Hospital Groundbreaking Event, Sunday, May 22
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... December 06, 2019 , ... COMPLIANCY GROUP is proud to ... Medical Society. Compliancy Group is dedicated to educating and assisting Wyoming Medical Society’s ... to the standards set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... ... December 05, 2019 , ... Abide, the #1 Christian meditation and ... this year using Bible-based bedtime stories. Listeners have recovered from bad dreams and night ... Center for Disease Control, one third of Americans suffer from poor sleep, which is ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... ... , ... A November 12 article on NBC Connecticut reported on ... The article highlighted the life-changing or life-ending consequences of some E-scooter accidents, from a ... fatality after an incident with a vehicle. Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm Legal ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... RALEIGH and CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (PRWEB) , ... December 04, 2019 ... ... help patients and their families easily find their way around the campuses of UNC ... provides turn-by-turn navigation inside the two hospitals, parking garages, clinics and more. , The ...
(Date:12/2/2019)... ... December 02, 2019 , ... ... and flexibility to the Sterile Processing Department. The elegant design provides a smooth ... P1000 has downward sliding doors that allow for manual loading that provides high ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2019)... ... December 02, 2019 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded ... Remedies aimed at supporting Women’s Fertility and healthy natural ovulation. , Millions of ... some women than for others. Factors like weight, medical conditions, age, and even ...
(Date:11/30/2019)... PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2019 , ... ... fleet expansion. This long awaited expansion was due to Amazon’s incredibly large purchase ... expansion had been delayed by Mercedes, they’ve recently received word on vehicle availability ...
(Date:11/27/2019)... ... November 27, 2019 , ... Home sales continue to be very robust at Wickenburg ... month, with the sale of Homesite 266 to Jim and Sue. Jim is a native ... years and are excited to start their next chapter at Wickenburg Ranch away from the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: