Fixing Broken Hearts This Valentine’s Day 2018 [transcript] [audio]

Guest: Dr. Ajay Kirtane, MD

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM specializes in complex coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures and assumed the directorship of the New York-Presbyterian / Columbia cardiac catheterization laboratories in 2015. In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr. Kirtane has a strong interest in clinical education and research, serving as Chief Academic Officer of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy. On the national and international level, he is a co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting, has served as a director of several international, national, and regional educational meetings, and has participated on the program committees for the scientific sessions of both the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Dr. Kirtane’s research interests are in clinical trial methodology and outcomes of device-based and pharmacologic interventions in Interventional Cardiology. He is/has been Principal Investigator for several multicenter trials of interventional devices and serves on the steering committees of several large-scale clinical trials in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Segment Overview: Dr. Ajay Kirtane, MD, an Interventional Cardiologist and Endovascular Specialist discusses available treatments and alternatives to open-heart surgery.

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