Mon General Hospital Heart Surgeon Presents Case at International Meeting

Posted Date: 4/10/2017
Alexander Nagy, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mon General Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center recently presented a case at the Heart Valve Society’s third scientific meeting in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The case presented at this international meeting involved Nagy performing a tricuspid valve replacement with a custom Core-Matrix valve. Nagy performed the procedure in 2016 at Mon General Hospital on a 34-year-old woman who had a complete heart block.

“I presented this case because it was unique due to the fact that we used a custom made valve,” Nagy said. “We found that this particular valve is going to be more resistant than just doing a regular valve replacement. One year later, the patient is doing well.”

Nagy spent three days in Monte Carlo attending multiple heart-related presentations put on by surgeons and cardiologists from across the world. 

“These meetings are geared to present a lot of new and modern hybrid procedures at an international level,” Nagy said. “It was interesting because every case presented was unique and were looked at through a different prospective. These meetings show that cardiovascular medicine is going in a different direction. It’s a multi-disciplinary field and many of us have to work together.”

Dr. Nagy has been with Mon General Hospital for almost 7 years. He lives in Cheat Lake with his wife Stephanie and their 5 sons. He went to medical school at the University of Targu-Mures in Romania and did residencies at Clinique Saint Gatient in Tours, France and Mount Sinai medical Center in New York.

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