About Advances in Care
Science journalist Catherine Price sits down with top physicians from NYP/Columbia to discuss advances in their latest research, pioneering new treatments, and compassionate patient practice. From the most complex cases in pediatric surgery, to the way AI will improve disease detection and diagnostics – the work of these physicians is united by a collective mission to transform what it means to deliver patient-centered care. This is a show for healthcare professionals looking for the inside story – and real human details – behind some of medicine’s greatest leaps forward.
Listen to Heartmaker: Revolutionizing Pediatric Surgery here.
Dr. Emile Bacha, Chief of the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, tells the story of how he successfully implanted a Total Artificial Heart into one of the youngest patients in the world to undergo the surgery.
Host Catherine Price and Dr. Emile Bacha, Chief of the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia discuss the history of heart surgery, ventricular assist devices, and a new frontier in cardiac surgery: The Total Artificial Heart. Dr Bacha tells the groundbreaking story of successfully fitting a pediatric patient with a Total Artificial Heart. He explains the nuances of the procedure, and how a backpack-powered heart gave his pediatric patient another chance.
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