Baptist Health opens new valve clinic, names structural heart director

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health has expanded heart valve services with a new valve clinic.

The Valve Clinic at Baptist offers diagnosis and treatment from a multidisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists who are specialized in minimally invasive techniques, according to a news release.

Ruby Satpathy, MD, an interventional cardiologist, has been chosen to lead the clinic.

Dr. Satpathy recently joined Baptist Heart Specialists as director of the structural heart program. Prior to joining Baptist Heart Specialists, she served as director of the valve clinic and director of the structural heart program at CHI Alegent Creighton Heart and Vascular Institute in Omaha, Neb., where she was co-chair of the Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy Committee for National Catholic Health Initiatives and assistant professor for Creighton University.

Dr. Satpathy performed Omaha's first transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure in 2012 and Nebraska's first percutaneous mitral valve repair in 2014.

"We are pleased to have Dr. Satpathy's expertise at Baptist Health and look forward to working with her and our other physicians as we build an even more comprehensive structural heart program for the patients in our region," Ron Roberts, cardiovascular service line director for Baptist Health, said in a prepared statement.


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