Group News

Part two of three on the latest in LVAD [left ventricular assist device] and heart transplantation. An interview with Nir Uriel, MD, Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.
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Part one of three. An interview with Nir Uriel, MD, Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.
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We spoke to Dr. David Kalfa, pediatric heart surgeon, about a recent breakthrough in the Cardiothoracic Research Lab, the first synthetic patch for heart valve repair that actually mimics the natural valve’s complex structure and function.
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An interview with Michael Argenziano, MD, Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery.
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We sat down with co-directors of the Aortic Center, Virendra Patel, MD, and Hiroo Takayama, MD, to discuss the exciting new clinical trial for endovascular total aortic arch replacement—a device called the RelayBranch System.
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Columbia’s heart surgery team has been recognized for its unparalleled quality with the highest ranking available to any center.
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The impact of the results from low-risk TAVR trials will be felt for many years. It will be felt by a wide group - surgeons, cardiologists, hospital systems, insurance companies, and most importantly patients.
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While it’s been around for years, TAVR was initially used as a last-chance option for people with highly severe aortic disease who wouldn’t be healthy enough to endure the intensity of a traditional surgery
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Reporting Outcomes in Surgery
For 30 years, cardiac surgeons have tracked their outcomes data in the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database - but why?
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