Bariatric Surgery in Heart Failure

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— Andrew Perry, MD, delves into its role with Radha Gopalan, MD It’s a Catch-22: morbid obesity can keep patients with advanced heart failure from getting a new heart, but advanced heart failure can also keep them from getting weight loss surgery. How can clinicians manage such patients? Andrew Perry, MD, finds out in this […]

A Win for Vericiguat in High-Risk Chronic HF Patients: VICTORIA

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Roughly 24 patients with chronic HFrEF would need to be treated to prevent one CV death/HF hospitalization, say researchers. byMichael O’Riordan Radha Gopalan, MD (Banner—University Medicine Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ), a transplant and HF specialist who wasn’t involved in VICTORIA, called the results a win for patients. While the results are significant, the benefit of […]

VICTORIA: Vericiguat reduces events in high-risk HF

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PERSPECTIVE Radha Gopalan, MD Overall, this is exciting in the sense that for the first time, a trial of this magnitude with about 5,000 patients looked at the nitric oxide pathway in very sick patients with HF who are symptomatic. The nitric oxide pathway is something that we have been aware of since the 1980s […]

Unicorn Doctors

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KERIDWEN CORNELIUS March 19, 2020 SOME MEDICAL DISORDERS ARE SO RARE, SO FRIGHTFULLY EXOTIC, THERE MAY ONLY BE A HANDFUL OF DOCTORS IN THE ENTIRE VALLEY OF THE SUN QUALIFIED TO TREAT THEM. OR, SOMETIMES, A SINGLE DOCTOR. MEET THE ULTRA-SPECIALIZED SPECIALISTS WHO TAKE ON THE RAREST AILMENTS – OR TREAT COMMON CONDITIONS IN THE MOST […]

Health Care Heroes 2019 Physician finalists: Dr. Radha Gopalan and Dr. Robin Blackston

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By Janet Perez – Contributing writerAug 22, 2019, 1:00pm EDT Dr. Radha Gopalan Director, Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute Dr. Robin Blackstone Bariatric surgeon, Banner Health Dr. Radha Gopalan, director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center and associate program director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute in Phoenix, […]