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UI Heart and Vascular Center performs first-in-Iowa catheter-based tricuspid valve repair

A University of Iowa Health Care team has successfully completed a first-ever heart valve procedure in Iowa: a minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair that involves a catheter instead of open-heart surgery. UI Heart and Vascular Center specialists performed the operation Oct. 18. The patient was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 23.

BeardUp for men's health in November

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BeardUp in November to raise awareness of men’s health issues and support the University of Iowa Department of Urology Men’s Health Program.

Register now for Men’s Health Program seminars

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The 2018-19 Men’s Health seminars at Iowa River Landing feature urologist Amy Pearlman, MD, and other specialists presenting a broad range of conditions affecting men’s health. Seminars are free and registration is now open.

Golfing again soon after valve replacement

For Tim McClimon of DeWitt, having the option of less pain and faster recovery was “a no-brainer.” “My recovery was faster, and I haven’t really needed much pain medication. My surgery was on a Monday, and by Wednesday afternoon I was able to stop taking the pain medications.”

New valve replacement option: less pain, shorter hospital stay

When doctors and surgeons in the Heart and Vascular Center at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics learned there was a new way to perform an aortic valve replacement that resulted in less pain and shorter recovery times for patients, they knew it was something they wanted to investigate further and bring to their patients.

Heart and Vascular Center earns Gold Seal for VAD therapy

University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its ventricular assist device destination therapy program.

82 year old is first in Iowa to receive third-generation heart device

Using a recently approved update to a device called a MitraClip, surgeons at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center repaired the heart of an 82 year old who was a poor candidate for traditional repair of a leaky mitral valve.

First in Iowa to implant third-generation heart device

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Using a recently approved update to a device called a MitraClip, surgeons at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center repaired the heart of an 82 year old who was a poor candidate for traditional repair of a leaky mitral valve.

Family advocates for lawn mower safety after accident

On Aug. 30, 2017, life changed for Ryan Manahl and his family (Cedar Falls, IA) when his 3-year-old son, Tate, was accidentally run over with a lawn mower. “I tried to keep him calm but I kept thinking the worst – ‘Is this really it? Is my son going to die in my arms right now and he hasn’t even started to live his life?’”

Giving Kiersten hip care to keep an active life

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“I told Dr. Willey I had a goal to get back to dance, do track, and play softball. He was great to me. He told me if I followed his orders, I would get back and do those.”

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