Heart and Vascular

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S., killing almost 380,000 people a year. About 620,000 people in the U.S. have a first-time heart attack each year, and about 295,000 have recurrent heart attacks.

Because heart disease remains the No. 1 threat to the health of Americans, Lutheran Medical Group’s heart and vascular teams are committed to providing heart care for patients in and around Fort Wayne. No matter where patients fall on the cardiovascular-health spectrum, the teams are ready 24/7 to provide needed care. From prevention strategies and routine testing and management to the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and heart attacks to complex surgeries, LMG’s array of comprehensive heart and vascular services have you covered.

The multidisciplinary teams, comprised of physicians, surgeons, advanced practitioners, nurses and support team members, offer services in the areas of advanced heart failure, general, invasive and interventional cardiology, cardiovascular/thoracic surgery, electrophysiology and heart transplantation. This team of healthcare professionals are not only leaders in treating patients with cardiovascular disease, they also encourage patients to make positive lifestyle changes to better manage existing heart conditions and prevent new ones. Several team members also participate in clinical trials that help spearhead new treatment modalities.

Procedures include:

  • Angiographies and Angioplasties/cardiac and peripheral (renal, carotid and lower extremities)
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)/patent foramen ovale closures
  • Blood vessel repair
  • Bypass surgeries
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Imaging
  • Cardioversions
  • Congenital repairs
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Echocardiographies
  • Electrophysiology
    • Biventricular pacemakers
    • Defibrilator implantation
    • Implantable loop recorders
    • Pacemaker implantation
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Resynchronization therapy
  • Endografts for AAA
  • Esophageal and tracheal surgery
  • Event recorders
  • External counter pulsation (ECP)
  • Heart biopsies
  • Heart catheterizations
  • Heart defect repair
  • Heart transplants
  • Heart trauma
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Holter monitoring
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters
  • Lung surgery
  • Mechanical device implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Renal access procedures
  • Stenting/cardiac and peripheral (renal, carotid and lower extremities)
  • Stress echocardiography (exercise and dobutamine) (Link to Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram)
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization
  • Treadmill testing
  • Tumor removal
  • Nuclear Perfusion Studies
    • Adenosine stress testing
    • Dobutamine stress testing
    • Exercise stress perfusion
    • Lexiscan stress testing

Conditions treated include:

  • Advanced heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Resistant hypertension
  • Structural heart disorders
  • Vascular disease

Other services includes:

  • Aneurysm care
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Stroke prevention

 
Heart and Vascular Surgeon

    Services

    LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
    BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
    LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
    ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

    *A physician owned hospital.

    If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
    Patients are seen in order of severity, therefore, your spot may not be guaranteed. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
    Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.