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DMC Heart Care Specialists Are First in Midwest to Implement “Robotic-Assisted” Revascularization to Relieve Arterial Blockages
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Home to Cardio Team One, CVI is changing the way physicians and hospitals approach cardiovascular care. At CVI, America’s best heart doctors and cardiologists are always on site — not just on call. Our patients benefit from a multidisciplinary team of top physicians, nurses and specialists working together in the areas of cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular medicine and surgery, cardiovascular anesthesiology, cardiac behavioral medicine and radiology.

The institute combines a community-based care philosophy with groundbreaking research and the most advanced technology and treatments. It’s a combination that pays off in patient outcomes. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Heart and Heart Surgery programs in the nation for 2009, the DMC’s Cardiovascular Institute is a regional destination for advanced cardiovascular care.

DMC’s Theodore Schreiber, M.D., Listed in the top 1% of U.S. News Media & World Report “Top Docs”
DETROIT— August 5, 2011— Theodore Schreiber, M.D., Specialist-In-Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Detroit Medical Center; President, DMC Cardiovascular
Institute, is the only interventional cardiologist in Michigan named among the top 1% nationally in his field, according to the latest U.S. News Media & World Report “Top Doc” list. Read More.

DMC Cardiovascular Institute first in Midwest to implant new “Protecta” defibrillator in a cardiac patient
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced today that it has achieved a significant breakthrough in cardiac heart-care by implanting the newly available “Protecta” defibrillator in a heart-care patient. Read More.



Major New Study Shows Aortic Valve Replacement Via Catheter Produces Better Outcomes Than Traditional Open-Heart Surgery
Long-awaited findings show that a state-of-the-art procedure – now being studied at DMC – leads to fewer deaths, less trauma in elderly patients getting new heart valves
DETROIT - A major new study presented today at the yearly scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in New Orleans shows conclusively that replacing defective aortic valves in elderly patients through non-invasive “catheterization” – rather than through much more invasive open-heart surgery – leads to significantly better outcomes. Read More.

Detroit Medical Center becomes first in Southeast Michigan to study an implantable device, designed to reduce patient time to the ER and improve survival rates from heart attack in high-risk patients
DETROIT – Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced its first implant of the AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room during an impending heart attack.  Randy Lieberman, M.D., Medical Director, Electrophysiology Services, DMC CVI, performed the first implant in Southeast Michigan, and is among the very first physicians across the United States to implant the experimental device. Read More.



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The DMC CardioVascular Institute (CVI) – a Top Detroit heart center of the Detroit Medical Center. World-class heart doctors. Innovative ideas. Groundbreaking research. Advanced technologies. The Detroit Medical Center is revolutionizing cardiovascular care with its new Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) — a world-class heart and vascular center that offers Michigan’s most comprehensive cardiovascular services, cardiologists and cardiac treatments.

CVI, which is located within Harper University Hospital in Detroit, is home to Cardio Team One, where America’s best interventional cardiologists are on site, waiting for you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients at CVI benefit from a multidisciplinary team of top physicians, nurses and heart specialists working together in the areas of: cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular medicine and surgery, cardiovascular anesthesiology, radiology, cardiac behavioral medicine and cardiac rehabilitation in Detroit Michigan.  

 

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01/09/2013 - DMC Heart Care Specialists Are First in Midwest to Implement “Robotic-Assisted” Revascularization to Relieve Arterial Blockages
Major breakthrough at DMC Cardiovascular Institute will revolutionize treatment for heart patients with coronary blood-flow disorders, says CVI President Theodore L. Schreiber, M.D. Full Story


10/03/2012 - Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute will participate in landmark study of novel approach to treat challenging hypertension
Detroit Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute today announced that it is now enrolling patients to participate in the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 study, a clinical trial of the investigational Symplicity® renal denervation system for treatment-resistant hypertension.* Treatment-resistant hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure that remains high (greater than 140/90 mmHg) despite treatment with three or more antihypertensive medications, poses a serious health threat to nearly six million Americans and 100 million people worldwide.
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09/26/2012 - DMC Cardiologists are first in U.S. to use new catheter-based “Impella CP” 4.0-liter heart pump during heart artery repair
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced today that the hospital group’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has conducted the nation’s first artery-repair procedure using a new high Full Story


09/26/2012 - DMC Cardiologists are first in U.S. to use new catheter-based “Impella CP” 4.0-liter heart pump during heart artery repair
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced today that the hospital group’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has conducted the nation’s first artery-repair procedure using a new high Full Story


07/30/2012 - Common Good: DMC Cardiovascular Institute Doctors combine Efforts to Help Students Afford College

On July 15, DMC Interventional Cardiologists Theodore Schreiber, MD, and Mahir Elder, MD, donated $10,000 of their personal money to a scholarship fund that sends underprivileged African-American students to college.

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08/05/2011 - DMC’s Theodore Schreiber, M.D., Listed in the top 1% of U.S. News Media & World Report “Top Docs”
Theodore Schreiber, M.D., Specialist-In-Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Detroit Medical Center; President, DMC Cardiovascular Institute, is the only interventional cardiologist in Michigan named among the top 1% nationally in his field, according to the latest U.S. News Media & World Report “Top Doc” list. Full Story


07/19/2011 - DMC hospitals earn high honors and rank in 20 specialties in latest U.S. News Media & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings
The Detroit Medical Center is again taking high honors for nationally and regionally ranked hospitals in the U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area. Full Story


04/05/2011 - DMC Cardiovascular Institute first in Midwest to implant new “Protecta” defibrillator in a cardiac patient
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced today that it has achieved a significant breakthrough in cardiac heart-care by implanting the newly available “Protecta” defibrillator in a heart-care patient. Full Story


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