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  1. 1. Advancing Top 5 questions to ask your doctor Heart Care: Should you seek a second opinion? Leading-Edge Technology, Greater Options, See stories inside. Experienced Specialists Young mother finds hope and When Bailey met with interventional cardi- active mom to him,” said Bailey, “If it weren’t ologist Peter Tadros, MD, “He did everything for Dr. Tadros, he wouldn’t have his momma.” life in heart valve procedure right. I had no doubts about his skills. He When Whitney Bailey, an associate professor knew my clinical needs within minutes, but Now in her ninth year at Oklahoma State University, heard her then took time to get to know me and my at OSU, she says her cardiologist’s words, she was stunned. personal situation.” health has been a huge Without medical intervention, she would die asset. Her OSU students before her son’s third birthday. “I was so impressed with Dr. Tadros, that I agree. They nominated declined an invitation to have my procedure Bailey for the Oklahoma The mitral valve in her heart had become so at Massachusetts General Hospital,” she State University Regents’ severely narrow, she was within six months of says. “There are great health centers all Distinguished Teach- Peter Tadros, MD suffering a fatal stroke. over our region. ing Award, which she Interventional received this fall. cardiologist Bailey was diagnosed But The University with severe rheumatic of Kansas Hospital mitral stenosis. A team has something typical mitral valve area extraordinary that “ r. Tadros gave me my life… I D is 4 to 6 cm2. Bailey’s truly made all the am trying to make the best of was less than 1 at just difference.” 0.6 cm2. the second chance I was given.” Before her surgery, Only a transcatheter mitral balloon Bailey couldn’t even pull weeds in her garden valvuloplasty, a complex procedure, without getting lightheaded and nearly could mend her heart and save her life. passing out. A year later, she was learning February is American to surf in Hawaii. Heart Month Destination of choice Every 34 seconds, someone will have a heart She heard recommendations for the Mayo Today, Bailey’s family has grown. She remar- attack. Know your risk factors for heart Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. ried recently and has two teenage stepdaugh- disease and what you can do to control But Bailey wanted to know more and did her ters. And Bailey’s son is nearly seven. “He them. The University of Kansas Hospital own research. She found two interventional knows Mommy had her ‘heart fixed’ but provides advanced diagnostic testing and cardiologists experienced in the procedure she doesn’t remember because he was so young. evaluations to treat cardiovascular risk needed – at The University of Kansas Hospital, I love that I seem just like any other factors. Call 913.588.1227 to schedule a the region’s leading heart care program. heart health assessment. kumed.com 913.588.1227#6664 Valve Wrap-Kansas City Star.indd 3 1/22/13 2:44 PM
  2. 2. Top 5 questions to ask your doctor If you, or a family member, has been diagnosed with a heart valve condition, your first step is to gather the information necessary to make a knowledgeable decision about your healthcare. The answers to these five questions will help you take an active role in your treatment plan and make an informed decision about where you Trip Zorn, MD receive treatment. cardiothoracic surgeon, with Bernard Schenk, Great Bend, Kan. 1 What is the nature of my valve problem? 2 What are the options for treatment? Seek a second A heart valve condition 3 Why would I need to replace or repair doesn’t always mean surgery the valve? opinion Our specialists deliver excellent outcomes by If your physician has answered all of your focusing on less-invasive procedures, which 4 What are the risks and benefits of questions, why would you seek a second require smaller incisions, fewer transfusions opinion? When making a decision about and result in fewer complications and faster the procedure? your heart treatment, a second opinion recoveries. We are one of the few hospitals 5 What can I expect in terms of recovery provides reassurance and confidence that in the nation, and the only hospital in time and return to normal activities? your treatment plan is the best option for the region, to offer all transcatheter valve your condition. The University of Kansas treatments – procedures performed without Understanding your diagnosis is vital to Hospital offers a second opinion service. open surgery – available today. forming expectations about outcomes. At To receive a second opinion from our valve The University of Kansas Hospital’s Heart center, call 913.588.1227 to schedule an As the region’s premier academic medical Valve Center, our medical team will provide appointment. center, we consistently offer treatments the answers that ensure you know exactly unavailable elsewhere in the region, providing what to expect before, during and after “I was so impressed with more options for our patients. Our heart valve center offers the latest valves, technology your procedure. In most cases, patients The University of Kansas Hospital feel remarkably better. In some cases, the and monitoring. As new treatments become team, that I declined an invitation to available, they will be tested here first. treatment may stop or slow progression of the problem and symptoms may ease or have my procedure at Massachusetts cease entirely. General Hospital.” ­ To learn more: 913.588.1227 or – Whitney Bailey kumed.com/heart. Stillwater, Oklahoma#6664 Valve Wrap-Kansas City Star.indd 4 1/22/13 2:44 PM
  3. 3. LEADING THE WAY TO ADVANCED HEART CARE Recognized for excellence More valve treatment options “When you’ve had heart surgery, the Where you choose to receive care is a The Center for Advanced Heart Care first thing people look for is that scar determining factor in your outcome. At offers every transcatheter valve procedure on your chest, but it’s just not that The University of Kansas Hospital’s Center currently available in the nation. We provide way with robotic surgery!” for Advanced Heart Care, you’ll find one minimally invasive repair for all four valves – Terylan Walker of the nation’s leading heart programs. Our and total endoscopic robotic valve surgery. Tonganoxie, Kansas experienced cardiac team is committed When surgery is the best option, we provide to providing exceptional evidence-based repair or replacement of any valve – aortic, care. With a focus on precise diagnosis and mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary. treatment, patients require fewer procedures and experience shorter hospital stays, faster The heart valve center advantage recoveries and better outcomes. As part of the region’s premier academic medical center, The University of Kansas Specialists at the valve center diagnose and Hospital’s Heart Valve Center provides Learn more… treat even the most complex valve conditions. advanced treatment for heart valve disorders. Heart Valve Treatments Our cardiac surgeons specializing in valve • eceive all the information you need the R and Clinical Trials repair and replacement have the expertise to same day. The University of Kansas Hospital perform complex procedures on patients who • omplete tests and receive results during C provides heart valve treatments and may be deemed too high-risk by other heart your visit. clinical trials unavailable anywhere else surgeons. Our cardiologists and surgeons • eet with a cardiologist and a cardio- M in the region. Learn how the academic also treat patients who have had one or more thoracic surgeon at the same time in the medical advantage is offering new previous heart surgeries and may require same location and receive a comprehen- options and improving outcomes for multiple procedures. sive, individualized plan of care. patients with heart valve conditions. Presentation by Trip Zorn, MD Cardiothoracic surgeon More heart valve patients choose the Center for 3-4 p.m. Monday, February 25 Advanced Heart Care Experience matters. More patients in Kansas and Missouri choose The University of Kansas The University of Kansas Hospital for heart valve care over any other hospital in the Kansas City area. Studies show Clinical Research Center a strong correlation between the number of procedures performed by a practitioner and Fairway Office Park outcomes. As the regional heart valve center, we offer care that is unavailable elsewhere in 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway the region. Our surgeons were first in Kansas City to perform complex valve procedures and Fairway, Kansas have performed more of these combined procedures than other team in the region. To register for this free class, call 913.588.1227. To learn more: 913.588.1227 or kumed.com/heart#6664 Valve Wrap-Kansas City Star.indd 5 1/22/13 2:44 PM
  4. 4. THE REGION’S LEADING HEART CARE PROGRAM Locations Mid-America Cardiology The University of Kansas Hospital, KCK Atchison, KS Blue Ridge, MO Emporia, KS Harrisonville, MO Leavenworth, KS Liberty, MO Overland Park, KS Parallel Parkway, KCK St. Joseph, MO State Avenue, KCK Tremont, KCMO The University of Kansas Hospital’s Heart Valve Center team of expert cardiologists, surgeons and healthcare professionals take a multidisciplinary approach to providing MidAmerica Thoracic and world-class patient care. Cardiovascular Surgeons Center for Advanced Heart Care Recognized for quality at The University of Kansas Hospital Our heart and heart surgery program ranked #24 on U.S. News World 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Report’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals list. Based on our commitment to quality, we Kansas City, Kansas 66160 have been named among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for six consecutive years. MidAmerica Thoracic and The heart surgery program at The University of Kansas Hospital has Cardiovascular Surgeons – Lawrence received a three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The Society 346 Maine Street This rating goes only to the top 10 percent of the nation’s surgery of Thoracic Lawrence, Kansas 66044 Surgeons programs and is based on quality performance measures. Cardiac patient satisfaction – ranked highest by our patients Our patient satisfaction rankings are consistently in the 99th percentile for cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, the highest possible ranking, as measured by the national Press Ganey survey of more than 1,000 hospitals. Why would you go anywhere else? kumed.com 913.588.1227#6664 Valve Wrap-Kansas City Star.indd 2 1/22/13 2:44 PM

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