First Coast Heart & Vascular Center announces that Dr. Van Crisco first to use new Medtronic Evolut R Valve replacement at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, FL 12/14/16
Jacksonville— 12/14/16 — Yesterday, First Coast Heart & Vascular Center announced that Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Van Crisco performed the first CoreValve™ Evolut™ R System on an elderly female patient at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
“We are very excited to be using this new system to help save lives,” said Dr. Van Crisco, Interventional Cardiologist at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center.
Positive Patient Impact
Many patients have already benefited from the CoreValve™ Evolut™ R System, which was FDA-approved for commercial use in the United States in June 2015 for severe aortic stenosis patients who are at high or extreme risk for surgery. Left untreated, aortic valve stenosis can lead to serious heart problems including heart failure and even death. The procedure is a minimally-invasive treatment option and has demonstrated excellent clinical performance for with lower rates of all-cause mortality and major stroke compared to surgery. Additionally, studies have shown low incidences of procedural complications and superior blood flow performance compared to surgery.
Utilizing systems like the CoreValve™ Evolut™ R System demonstrate First Coast Heart & Vascular Center’s commitment to deliver offer a broad range of innovative medical technology for the interventional and surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias. First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is a nationally recognized Center for Excellence and is honored to have the opportunity to serve the needs of cardiac patients.
About First Coast Heart & Vascular Center
First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is considered to be a leader in the field of cardiac medicine in North East Florida with offices in Duval, Clay, St. Johns Flagler counties. The practice specializes in Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Electrophysiology along with complex testing for the comprehensive treatment and diagnosis of all cardiac ailments with 7 full-time cardiology physicians.