Writer, UAB Reporter
UAB surgeons patched mitral and tricuspid valve leaks, which eliminated Terry Maddox’s fluid retention and got her congestive heart failure to drop from a Class 4 to Class 1.
94-year-old Wade Gladden came to UAB with only 20 percent heart function, but physicians put a monthslong plan in place to restore function — and the Gadsden resident hit every mark along the way.
Donald Rabren came in to have open-heart surgery until a surgeon discovered great risk in continuing and elected to close him up and do a different procedure three days later.
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
Valve-in-valve treatments are becoming more necessary as patients get older and outlive their original replacement heart valves.
Alabama’s largest comprehensive heart valve program offers TAVR, numerous valve replacement and repairs, perileak closure, and other structural heart procedures.
With a cancer treatment that could damage her reproductive system looming, Jessica Sparks decided to harvest and freeze her eggs to keep her dream of building a family alive.
The new internal medicine and pediatric clinic will feature an outpatient diagnostic center with a cutting-edge imaging facility and full ambulatory lab services, all on-site.
David Kimberlin, M.D., vice chair of Pediatrics and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is a physician at Children’s of Alabama. He is the editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Red Book, which establishes which vaccines should be given, when and to whom.