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Hammond cardiologist, patients help test new device

Hammond cardiologist, patients help test new device
Posted: Jan 12, 2019
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A Hammond cardiologist recounted his practice’s work to help develop the latest advancements in medical technology during a recent visit with the Hammond Rotary Club.

Dr. Ghiath Mikdadi told the Rotary this week that his practice was afforded an opportunity to help with medical trials for a new device by Angel Med. The device is designed to help patients who are at risk for a heart attack or for those who have had warning signs of a heart attack but did not recognize the symptoms.

Patients were asked if they would like to participate in the medical trial. Mikdadi said 79 of his patients volunteered, making his practice the single largest group of participants in the trial. Now two years later, the device has received FDA approval and is on its way to being implemented in everyday patient care.

Hear more from Dr. Mikdadi on advances in heart care and specific info on cardiology concerns in our area in this interview with ActionNews17.

PHOTO: Hammond Rotarians hear from Cypress Pointe Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Ghiath Mikdadi, whose practice recently helped with a product trial. Shown are Rotary VP Amanda Bennett, Dr. Mikdadi, and Rotary President Brandon Recotta.