Groundbreaking Innovations in Heart Care

Northwestern Medicine
Clinical Trials and Research August 23, 2012

Patrick M. McCarthy, MDHeart disease kills more people in every developed country in the world than any other illness. This reality continues to motivate the leading cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to produce groundbreaking innovations and research that improve heart care every day.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s, Diane Suchetka, decided to research and write a story tracking eleven of the most groundbreaking innovations in heart care. The selections were made after dozens of interviews with heart experts around the country. Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and its director, Patrick McCarthy, MD, along with the NUvention Medical group, were featured in this article.

The article focuses on two groundbreaking innovations at Northwestern, including creating wireless pacemakers and defibrillators to reduce the risk of future surgical complications, and nanotechnology that allows anti-inflammatory medicine to be sprinkled directly on the heart.

“This is very real world, not just a science project,” McCarthy said in the article. To learn more about innovations in heart care at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, read the full article.

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