First-of-its-Kind Procedure Supports an Ailing Heart
By Kara SpakCardiology February 04, 2014
While preparing to sail in an annual boat race, Jim Armstrong found his health spiraling out of control. Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute specialists discovered Jim’s heart was failing and proposed a revolutionary solution. Implanting two completely pulseless devices to support his heart gave Jim the time needed to wait for a successful heart transplant. Jim is now healthy and back on board his boat.
Learn how cardiac surgeon Edwin C. McGee, MD, improves the quality and length of life for patients with heart failure.