Dr. Sandeep Khandhar's presentation at the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) drew coverage from the medical community in the form of a Medscape Article. Click the link to read the article.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) occurs when the arteries that carry blood to the arms or legs become narrowed or clogged which interferes with normal blood flow. PVD generally affects people over the age of 50, but many people dismiss the signs as a normal part of aging and therefore do not seek medical help.
They had worked together for two years, the determined military intelligence analyst with a malfunctioning heart and the committed transplant coordinator and nurse assigned to his case.
Paul Massimiano's specialty is fixing damaged mitral valves -- the flaps of tissue that help maintain the proper flow of blood through the heart. While performing the most delicate part of the repair procedure on a January morning at Inova Fairfax Hospital, however, Massimiano planned to be several feet away from the faulty valve of James Spaith. A million-dollar robot known as da Vinci would be holding the tools.
Six hours after getting a call that a heart was available, Micheal King was on the operating table at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
A medical team headed by cardiac surgeon Paul Massimiano of McLean cut open his chest, removed scar tissue that had built up around his heart-pump incision and prepared King to receive a new heart. King was put on a heart-lung machine to move blood through his body and keep his lungs functioning during the surgery.