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Initiatives & Innovations

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  • New, groundbreaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program
  • First hybrid cardiac catheterization/surgery suite in the upper Midwest.

  • Valve consortium established
    Since the Edwards-Sapien valve was approved last November, we have established partnerships with North Memorial, St. Joseph’s, and other Twin Cities hospitals to refer their patients to the University of Minnesota for their life-saving, innovative therapies.
  • Expansion of adult congenital interventional service with recruitment of S. Kimara March, M.D. Dr. March’s unique training in both adult congenital disease and interventional cardiology makes her a valuable addition to our staff. She finished her fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in spring 2012.
  • Minnesota interventional cardiology research and STEMI collaborators established
    We are working with several area hospitals to collaborate on research and investigative studies and develop a common protocol for cardiac catheterization laboratories.