Cleveland's Heart Care Pioneers

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Defibrillator panels. Heart by-pass surgery.  Dye tests to help doctors see blockages. These are standard critical tools used to save the lives of heart patients. Those devices and procedures were all either discovered or perfected here in Cleveland through the work of pioneering doctors. These medical advances put the city's hospitals on the map and spurred a surge in medical development that is still ongoing.   

For additional information on caring for your heart, visit our Be Well Heart Health section of the ideastream web site for extensive reporting by the Health Unit.



Event Info:  

  • Cleveland's Cardiac Kids: Maverick Medicine and Cardiac Care
  • Presented by The Global Center for Health Innovation and Case Western Reserve University Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum
  • 6-7:30 pm  Feb. 9
  • Global Center for Health Innovation
  • Free
  • Register: or call 216-920-1450



Brandy Schillace, PhD,  Managing Editor, Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, Research Associate, Dittrick Museum,     Case Western Reserve University  

Dr. William Lewis, Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Heart and Vascular Center, The MetroHealth System

 Karl West, M.S., Director Medical Device Solutions, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief  

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