Long-term, researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University are exploring the root causes of major heart disorders like blocked arteries, or atherosclerosis, and valve impairment. But more immediately, translational researchers are engineering methods to detect and fix the damage that heart disease is doing.
Date: Apr. 16, 2019
Dr. Douglas Murphy, chief heart surgeon at Emory Saint Joseph 's Hospital, repairs a patient's heart valve, assisted by a surgical team as well as a Da Vinci surgical robot.
Date: Feb. 28, 2018
On May 20th, 2017, Action Cycling Atlanta hosted its 15th annual AIDS Vaccine 200 (AV200) to benefit AIDS vaccine research at the Emory Vaccine Center. More than 200 cyclists gathered at the Emory School of Medicine to begin the 200-mile ride to the Rock Eagle 4-H center in Eatonton and back to Emory. Among the riders was Joshua Saunders who, only six months prior, underwent quadruple bypass surgery at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Date: May 26, 2017
In December 2015, Florida native John Heilig found himself in Emory University Hospital Midtown, not knowing how he got there or why. But it was thanks to a quick acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent at Hartsfield International Airport, followed by cardiac care teams at the hospital that kept him alive. A year later, Heilig returned to Emory to thank the team that saved his life.
Date: Dec. 19, 2016
When oral surgeon John Muse realized he was having a heart attack, he asked to be taken to Emory University Hospital's emergency room, despite the fact that there was another hospital a few minutes closer. That decision may have saved his life and, according to Muse, resulted in outstanding cardiac care. Despite coding out several times in the emergency room and requiring a stenting procedure, Muse was able to leave the hospital after only five days, with very little lasting damage.
Date: July 5, 2015
An aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery that can burst and cause dangerous bleeding or even death. Emory Health is providing a patient screening (6/14/14) in partnership with AAAneurysm Outreach, a national non-profit organization raising awareness about AAA.
Date: July 10, 2014
Since 1993 and continuing today, Dr. Ernest Garcia and his colleagues at Emory and elsewhere have developed the initial and subsequent versions of the Emory Cardiac Toolbox™ (ECTb™), the package of software tools now used in roughly 40% of all nuclear labs in the U.S. As currently configured, the Emory Cardiac Toolbox™ 2.0 suite is a comprehensive, integrated package of tools for processing, displaying, interpreting, analyzing and reporting SPECT myocardial perfusion studies.
Date: May 6, 2015
Emory Healthcare is launching the Emory Women's Heart Center, a new program uniquely dedicated to the screening, prevention and treatment of heart disease in women.
Date: February 12, 2014
Dr. Farheen Shirazi of the Emory Women's Heart Center offers tips on making the switch to healthy habits in the new year. "Start out small. Don't set lofty expectations," she says. Shirazi outlines the set-up of a heart-hearthy diet calendar, which includes scheduling in more fish, whole grain fish, and lean proteins.
Date: January 2, 2014