4 recent cardiology milestones

Here are four cardiology milestones systems have achieved since Oct. 5:

  1. Livingston, N.J.-based Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center cardiologists recently completed their 500th left atrial appendage closure device implant for patients with atrial fibrillation.
  2. Tulsa-based Oklahoma Heart Institute cardiologists were the first in the world to use a new heart valve implant.
  3. Surgeons at Decatur, Ga.-based Emory Heart and Vascular Center completed the facility's 500th left ventricular assist device implantation.
  4. Rock Island, Ill.-based UnityPoint Health-Trinity Heart Center celebrated its 1,500th graduate from the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

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