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Health

Edward Foundation commits $2 million for Structural Heart Center

Dr. Mark Goodwin, an interventional cardiologist and System Medical Director, Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward, performs a procedure in Edward Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab.
Dr. Mark Goodwin, an interventional cardiologist and System Medical Director, Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward, performs a procedure in Edward Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab.

NAPERVILLE – The Edward Foundation has committed $2 million toward the construction of the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward. The foundation is the charitable fundraising organization for Edward Hospital.

The center will be located on the ground floor of the Edward Heart Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville. Renovation of the space, which is presently used for patient registration and cardiovascular outpatient testing, will begin in the fall of 2017 and is targeted for completion in the fall of 2018.

The center’s services are currently provided in several areas throughout the Heart Hospital. The new space will deliver comprehensive cardiovascular care – appointments, diagnosis, testing and consultations – in a single, convenient location.

The physicians of the center use complex, minimally invasive heart procedures to treat patients who have often been told that traditional surgery is too risky or have no other alternative for treatment.

Procedures offered by the center include:

MitraClip: A minimally invasive procedure for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation who are too sick for open-heart surgery. Edward Hospital was one of the first community hospitals in the Chicago area to use the device and is first in Illinois for the number of MitraClip procedures performed.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): A minimally invasive surgical procedure for patients who suffer from severe aortic stenosis but are deemed too high-risk for traditional open-heart surgery. Edward was one of the first community hospitals in the Chicago area to perform TAVR) and is second in Illinois for the number of TAVR procedures performed.

WATCHMAN: A first-of-its-kind implant alternative to treat atrial fibrillation, which reduces the risk for stroke and enables patients to stop taking warfarin. Edward performs the most WATCHMAN procedures in Illinois and a seven-state region.

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD): For advanced heart failure, a surgically implanted system which takes over the pumping function of the heart's left ventricle. Edward is the only community hospital performing the LVAD procedure.

CardioMEMS HF System: For heart failure patients, a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor implanted during a minimally invasive procedure to directly measure pulmonary artery pressure, allowing patients to quickly and conveniently transmit data from their homes to their health care providers so they can be treated before patients become symptomatic.

Chronic total occlusion (CTO): Edward-Elmhurst treats CTO, or complete blockages, with a minimally invasive procedure that restores blood flow to the heart without open-heart surgery. Edward is an international training site for CTO treatment.

Shockwave: For patients with Peripheral Artery Disease. Similar to the technology used to break up kidney stones, Shockwave uses pulses of energy to break up calcified plaque in arteries of the legs which improves circulation and reduces pain for patients with this condition. Edward was the first hospital in Illinois to use Shockwave and is the only site in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and one of only 10 sites in the U.S. to use the procedure.

Micra Transcatheter Pacing System: A leadless pacemaker that’s used to treat slow or irregular heart rhythm. Edward-Elmhurst is first in Illinois and second in the Midwest for the number of Micra devices implanted.

For more information about the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward, visit www.EEHealth.org/structural-heart.

There are a number of naming opportunities available through the Edward Foundation for supporting the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward:

For more information, contact Meghan Moreno, executive director, foundation, at 630-527-5956 or Meghan.Moreno@EEHealth.org.

For more information about the foundation or to make a donation, call 630-527-3954 or visit www.edwardfoundation.org.  

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