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TAVR LVAD Patient Story Gregory Kirk

Among the First in Nation to Perform Procedure

The minimally invasive TAVR procedure requires a multi-disciplinary team of physicians available only at Albany Med.

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Life Extending Therapy

For patients awaiting a heart transplant, the HeartMate II LVAD technology is now an option.

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Young Man Defying the Odds

Patient Gregory Kirk spends his 20th birthday at Albany Med after life-saving procedure.

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Leading Cardiac Surgery Program


Albany Med has one of the top cardiac surgery programs in the nation. Working with the newest surgical techniques, equipment and devices, our cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of cardiac surgery available on patients of all ages. We have led the way in heart care for decades, performing many of the region’s first heart procedures including the first heart transplant and the first open heart surgery on an infant.

In addition to studying and evaluating new methods of surgical treatment and improving surgical outcomes, these surgeons are educating the next generation of doctors at Albany Medical Center.

Lewis Britton, M.D., M.D., the chief of adult cardiac surgery at Albany Medical Center discusses how revolutionary procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have provided patients with a renewed lifestyle.
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Mohammad El-Hajjar, M.D., a cardiologist at Albany Medical Center and an expert in intervential cardiology, discusses how the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure minimizes risk to Albany Med patients, maximizing results.
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Adanna Akujuo, M.D., featured here in our Cardiac ad campaign, talks about the options presented to heart patients at Albany Med.
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