Heart & Vascular:
A paravalvular leak is an opening that forms on the outer edge of a prosthetic (artificial) valve where it is secured to the heart tissue. Paravalvular leaks may occur at the site of a loose or broken suture, which can result from endocarditis (inflammation of the lining inside the heart) or poor valve placement.
How Emory's ECMO team helped a veteran, college athlete and father wage the health battle of a lifetime
When former college athlete and Army veteran Michael Roberts first fell ill last year, he never could have imagined that he'd need to spend two weeks on life-saving support from ECMO, as his struggling heart healed from infection. Thankfully, he had the lifesaving support of a full team at Emory -- doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and speech-language pathologists -- and the strength to prevail through the storm.
Emory experts provide information and guidance on staying safe through COVID-19 and other illnesses
As the cold and flu season approaches, and COVID-19 continues to be present in the community, Emory health experts explain how to stay safe through important reminders about testing, vaccines, awareness and information about the new COVID-19 variant.
Joe Depa named inaugural chief data and analytics officer at Emory
Joe Depa, a global leader in data operations, analytics and artificial intelligence, has been named Emory University’s inaugural chief data and analytics officer. He began his new position on Sept. 11.
Emory sophomore climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in her father’s honor
Betty Thomason ended her summer on a high note: raising funds for Parkinson’s research by scaling the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro. She climbed in honor of her father, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2020.
Abridge becomes Epic’s First Pal, bringing generative AI to more providers and patients, including those at Emory Healthcare
Members of the Epic community — including new Abridge collaborator Emory Healthcare — can integrate Abridge into their familiar clinical workflows.
Meet Joon Lee, MD, Emory Healthcare’s new CEO
Joon Lee takes time out of his schedule to share a little bit about the path he’s taken on the way to Emory, and where he wants to go next.