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Baltimore city pillars and philanthropists Louis Grasmick and John Paterakis Sr. were also generous supporters of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.Read More
A specialist in adult cardiac surgery, the new head of the division has spent much of her career raising awareness about heart disease as the leading cause of death in adult women in the United States.
Three cardiac implantable devices for patients with atrial fibrillation provide viable alternatives when blood thinners prove problematic—and can likewise significantly reduce the risk of stroke, says Hugh Calkins, director of Johns Hopkins’ Cardiac Arrhythmia Service.
Pediatric heart surgeon Luca Vricella’s volunteer work repairing hearts in children living in Cambodia so inspired Michael Brodsky—himself born with a congenital heart condition—that he’s become an ardent supporter of the cause.
A roundup of legacy events showcases milestones for the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.
Gordon Tomaselli, chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, digs deeply to find out whether a patient’s heart problems are inherited or acquired to optimize treatment.