Gates Vascular Institute’s Landmark Accomplishment

2000th TAVR Procedure Saves Lives Proving Experience Matters By Annette Pinder Several years ago, my mother-in-law, who lived in Pennsylvania, underwent a minimally invasive surgical procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She had been suffering from heart failure and was so short of breath she could

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Gates Vascular Broadcasts Live Case to Japan and South Korea

In a live demonstration, Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), in partnership with the Jacobs Institute (JI) and a medical device company, today broadcast a case to Japan and South Korea, reaching over 150 physicians and health care professionals. The virtual proctorship broadcast, led by electrophysiologist, Chee Kim, M.D.,

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Celebrating 2000th TAVR Procedure

Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) Celebrates Landmark 2000th Transcatheter Heart Valve Procedure (TAVR) TAVR is a minimally invasive treatment option that has revolutionized cardiac medicine and replaced open-heart surgery for many patients Buffalo, N.Y (March 11, 2021) – The structural heart team at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI)

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BGH – GVI Selected for Live Worldwide Synchronous TAVR Procedure

TAVR World Tour – Buffalo General and Gates Vascular Institute: 1 of 20 hospitals selected to participate in synchronous TAVR procedure Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) this morning was 1 of only 4 U.S. hospitals, and one of only twenty hospitals representing fourteen countries globally

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Blood Clots, Strokes, and COVID

Medical Experts are Trying to Understand the Connection By Annette Pinder An interesting phenomenon is occurring that medical experts are trying to understand. Typically considered a lung infection, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is having an effect on the lining of blood vessels throughout the body,

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Meet GVI’s 1000th TAVR Recipient

Meet GVI’s 1000thTAVR Recipient Santi Corbelli is 87-years old and doing better than ever By Annette Pinder Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) has successfully completed its one thousandth transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a fully collapsible replacement valve to a damaged heart

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Watching Life-Saving Stroke Procedures in Real Time at GVI

By Annette Pinder Recently, I watched two live stroke procedures performed by endovascular neurosurgeons at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI). Yes live! And those attending experienced just two of the 10-20 life-saving procedures performed daily, and 7,000 performed yearly at GVI. Dr. Ken Snyder, endovascular neurosurgeon narrated the

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The Genius of the Jacobs Institute

by Shannon Traphagen A new TV show aired recently called Pure Genius, in which a Silicon Valley entrepreneur partnered with a progressive chief of staff to build a medical hospital. The show brought together engineers, surgeons, researchers, and start-up companies, working together and using 3-D printing and

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The Beat Goes on at GVI – TAVR Is Changing Lives

by Annette Pinder Janice Savey was out of breath and exhausted. Her heart valve just wasn’t working properly. Her cardiologist in Olean, where Janice lives, sent her to Buffalo General Medical Center and that’s where she met Dr. Vijay Iyer and her life dramatically changed. Dr. Iyer

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When It’s a Stroke, Gates is Your Lifeline

Leading the Way With Cutting-Edge Technology by Annette Pinder It’s nearly impossible to discuss cardiovascular disease, without also talking about stroke. In fact, heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death for men and women in the nation, and account for more

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