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.
For more information on the Heart Valve Society, visit HeartValveSociety.org.
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