Left Atrial Appendage Closure Workshop
On Saturday morning February 18, Lankenau Heart Institute kicked off CRT’s live case 2017 broadcasts when cardiologists Sheetal Chandhok, MD, and William Gray, MD, Chief of the MLH Division of Cardiovascular Disease and President of the Lankenau Heart Institute, assisted by structural fellow Roi Altit, MD, performed a WATCHMAN™ Implant as part of a Left Atrial Appendage Closure workshop. The procedure, which offers patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation an alternative to long-term warfarin medication for stroke prevention, also requires general anesthesia and TEE imaging, which was expertly provided by Sandra Abramson, MD, and Shalin Patel, MD. Lankenau Heart Institute is a leader in the use of the WATCHMAN, with Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Dr. Chandhok being the first to perform the percutaneous implant of the WATCHMAN device in Pennsylvania.
Drug Eluding Stent (DES) Bioabsorbable and Drug Coated Balloons (DCB) Technologies Session
On Monday morning February 20, Lankenau Heart Institute broadcast a second case with cardiologists Amid Khan, MD, and Dr. Gray, assisted by interventional fellow Marwan Badri, MD, successfully performing a complex lower extremity intervention in a patient with life-style limiting claudication with difficult anatomy using multiple access points.