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Dr. Vinod Thourani announced the one year-results of the PARTNER II, SAPIEN 3 clinical trial at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session. The trial compared transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the latest-generation SAPIEN 3 valve to traditional surgical aortic valve replacement for intermediate-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The investigators found that the patients who received TAVR generally fared better. FULL STORY.
According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, which publishes ranking tables online of annual NIH funding, the Emory Department of Surgery ranked 9th in NIH awards for all departments of surgery nationwide in 2015. This was an uptick in funding compared to 2014, when the Department placed 12th. FULL STORY.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has honored Dr. Robert Guyton with its 2016 Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine. FULL STORY.