Saint Luke's bested the big guys at a major cardiovascular conference

November 3, 2017

Each year, hosts of the conference pick 12 late-breaking clinical trials to feature. This year, they picked two studies from Saint Luke’s.

“I think it’s a reflection of the overall quality of the research program,” Saint Luke’s Mid American Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. David Cohen said. “We’re recognized and they know our work is high-quality.”

The studies featured at this week’s conference were led by Dr. Cohen and Dr. Suzanne Baron.

Both focus on improving outcomes and quality of life after heart surgery: studying whether less-invasive procedures, which shave days off hospitalizations and thousands of dollars off medical costs, can perform just as well as more drastic surgeries.

Read the rest of the Kansas City Star's article, here.