Vascular disease can be complex and require a collaborative approach from multiple specialists for the best outcomes. The circulatory system consists of a network of organs and vessels, which feed the rest of the body with nutrients, blood, oxygen and other gases and hormones. The vascular system alone accounts for nearly 100,000 miles of blood vessels, when stretched end-to-end, in adults. Understanding and treating conditions of the veins, arteries and capillaries requires good teamwork.
Oklahoma Heart Institute was the first in Oklahoma to use the Edwards Sapien XT valve for commercial use in a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure June 24, 2014. The team was lead by Drs. Kamran Muhammad, Paul Kempe, Wayne Leimbach, and Victor Cheng. Go inside the case to see how this valve will help more patients with severe aortic stenosis who are high-risk or inoperable.
Gene Swepston is no stranger to Oklahoma Heart Institute. The marketing vendor who supplies various items such as the cough buddy, was admitted to the hospital in February of 2014. He shares his story and why he returned as soon as he was able to volunteer and help other patients.