Hole in My Heart is the story of a man who suffered a stroke and later underwent successful PFO (patent foramen ovale) surgery at UCH to repair the underlying heart defect.
John Carroll, MD, explains the procedure.
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Cardiology You Can Count On
The Cardiac & Vascular Center combines the latest in treatment with the most advanced technology available. As the region's only academic medical center, physicians at University of Colorado Hospital practice the most innovative medicine in the area.
University of Colorado Hospital is
- The first center - and remains one of the few - in the state to obtain Medicare designation to perform carotid artery stenting
- Home to one of the best pulmonary hypertension programs in the country
- The only Medicare-certified heart transplant program in Colorado
- The top regional referral center for patients who require ventricular assist devices for recovery, bridge-to-transplant or destination therapy.
A special thanks
On a recent skiing trip to Aspen, my husband experienced chest pains at the top of the mountain resulting in his having three stents.
We can never thank enough all those involved, from the ski patrol that brought him down the mountain, everyone at Aspen Valley Hospital, the air ambulance, but especially Drs. Salcedo and Carroll and all their team at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Not only was the medical treatment we received first class, but it was the help and kindness we received by so many individuals that we will never forget.
Patricia and Leo S., Queensland, Australia