Stories tagged: heart surgery
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Dr. Ralph Berg remembered as cardiac surgery pioneer in Spokane
Dr. Ralph Berg, who performed Spokane’s first open-heart surgery in 1959, was remembered Tuesday as a giant in his field bringing both lifesaving procedures and cardiac research into a revolution …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Deaconess heart surgeon first in state to use new technique
Dr. Hassan Tehrani performed “sutureless” heart surgery on a patient in December, the first surgery since the FDA approved the procedure last August.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
Iranian baby will be allowed into US for life-saving surgery
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that an Iranian infant banned from entering the United States for life-saving heart surgery under President Donald Trump’s executive order will now be …
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
Spokane-based medical team heals hearts in Rwanda
KIGALI, Rwanda – The youngest of the patients was dangling his legs off the side of his bed. The white coats were taking up most of the room, seven or …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Young Hayden siblings raise funds for children with heart trouble
When Sarah and Emily Kladar visited a medical clinic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, three years ago, they were stunned by dozens of photos plastered on a wall. All were …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2010
Female donor plasma may aid heart surgery
LOS ANGELES – Three years after the U.S. blood banking industry recommended against transfusing plasma from female donors because of a potentially life-threatening antibody reaction, researchers have found that plasma …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2010
Medical team taking expertise to Rwanda
In their own way, a team of a 45 medical professionals from Spokane will embark on a mission of medical and moral repayment when they travel to Rwanda later this …