Henry Ford Hospital

This page highlights news and new technology from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The hospital is a luminary center and also a pioneer of new cardiovascular technologies and techniques in the areas of complex PCI, including chronic total occlusions (CTO) and transcatheter structural heart treatments, including transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter LAA occlusion and MitraClip mitral valve repair. The center has also been at the forefront of how to improve mortality in cardiogenic shock patients and heads the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative

Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
Cardiologist William O’Neill, M.D., medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
Detroit, Michigan, has been one the hardest hit regions with a large number of COVID-19 cases. William O’Neill, M.D.,...
First Large-scale U.S. Study on Hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 Prophylaxis Begins in Detroit. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
April 10, 2020 — Enrollment began April 9 at Henry Ford Hospital for the first large-scale study in the United States...
360 degree photo of a chronic total occlusion, CTO, case at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | October 08, 2019
Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit gets a lot of referrals for very sick patients seeking a last resort treatment in its...
Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., right, director, cardiac catheterization lab, during a complex CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., right, director, cardiac catheterization lab, during a complex CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital. (Photo by Dave Fornell)

Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | October 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the cardiology conferences about new research and technology...
Videos | Cardiovascular Business | September 30, 2019
A discussion with Ruth Fisher, MBA, vice president of the Henry Ford Hospital structural heart program, and Janet Wyman...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | September 30, 2019
Marvin Eng, M.D., structural fellowship director at Henry Ford Health System, and William O'Neill, M.D., director of...
Videos | Structural Heart | September 30, 2019
A discussion with William O’Neill, M.D., director of the Henry Ford structural heart program, Ruth Fisher, MBA, vice...
Videos | Cath Lab | September 28, 2019
A discussion with Nicolas Bevins, Ph.D., vice chair, physics and research, and Jessica Harrington, RCIS. They explain...
Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | September 22, 2019
There was a 77 percent increase in survival in cardiogenic shock patients treated using a new protocol in the National...
Videos | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | September 28, 2019
A discussion with Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization lab, Henry Ford Hospital, on treating...
Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | September 12, 2019
A discussion with William O'Neill, M.D., director of the structural heart program, Henry Ford Hospital, and Michele...
Study Shows Inducing a Heart Attack Helps Valve Patients. This image shows a left-ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstructed by an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve used for a valve-in-valve procedure. The arrow points to the small, crescent shaped dark area of the neo-LVOT, which did not allow enough blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta and the rest of the body. To prevent this issue, the procedure used by Henry Ford ablates some of the tissue in the septum to allow for a larger LVOT area.

This image shows a left-ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstructed by an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve used for a valve-in-valve procedure. The arrow points to the small, crescent shaped dark area of the neo-LVOT, which did not allow enough blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta and the rest of the body. To prevent this issue, the procedure used by Henry Ford ablates (kills) some of the tissue in the cardiac septum to allow these valves to fit better and allow for an enlarged neo-LVOT for patients who otherwise could not receive this therapy. 

News | Heart Valve Technology | July 03, 2019
July 3, 2019 — A study of a procedure developed at Henry Ford Health System shows inducing a heart attack in patients...
How to Reduce Radiation Dose With Akshay Khandelwal at Henry Ford Hospital
Podcast | Radiation Dose Management | June 14, 2019
Akshay Khandelwal, M.D., director of medical operations at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, and...
PODCAST: How to Reduce Cath Lab Radiation Dose
Podcast | Radiation Dose Management | June 06, 2019
A discussion with Nicholas Bevins, Ph.D., vice chair, physics and research, and Jessica Harrington, RCIS. They explain...