Heart and Vascular Center

EIGHT SPECIALIZED CLINICS. A TEAM OF SKILLED PHYSICIANS. ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION.
The Heart and Vascular Center at Lutheran Hospital provides innovative treatment options for patients with complex heart or blood vessel conditions. Each clinic focuses on a distinct aspect of care, including:

Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

As heart failure progresses, patients often require additional assistance. The advanced heart failure clinic focuses on:

  • Transitioning patients from an inpatient setting to stable outpatient care
  • Optimizing the management and treatment of heart failure through lifestyle modifications, oral medications, device therapy and aquapheresis
  • Reducing the risk of hospital readmission
  • Evaluating patients with severe heart failure and determining advanced surgical therapy options, including LVAD implantation or heart transplantation

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Kristen Maurice, DO
Marena Arnold, NP

Amputation Prevention Clinic

Severe peripheral artery disease may lead to poor circulation in the legs and feet that becomes critical. The amputation prevention clinic is designed to help patients avoid limb loss resulting from PAD through:

  • Evaluation of lower limb extremities for possible limb salvage
  • Utilization of the most current approaches to prevent amputation, including pedal access catheterization

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Vijay Chilakamarri, MD, FACC
David Choi, DO, FACC, FSCAI
Mark Meier, MD, FACC

Aneurysm Care Clinic

Patients diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm are evaluated in the aneurysm clinic to determine if they are candidates for an endograft, a noninvasive procedure to repair the aneurysm. Patients who are not candidates for this procedure are referred to a surgeon for treatment.

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Vijay Chilakamarri, MD, FACC
David Choi, DO, FACC, FSCAI
Mark Meier, MD, FACC

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)/Stroke Prevention Clinic

The heart rhythm specialists in the atrial fibrillation clinic evaluate and manage patients with newly diagnosed or long-standing AFib. Treatments may include:

  • Management of rate and/or rhythm control medication
  • Cardioversion and subsequent maintenance of sinus rhythm
  • Prevention of thromboembolism, including anticoagulation and left atrial appendage suture device
  • Radiofrequency ablation/cryoablation
  • Convergent ablation

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Sree Karanam, MD, FHRS, FACC

Cardiac Device Clinic

This outpatient follow-up clinic addresses the needs of patients with implanted cardiac devices. Device patients are followed in the clinic and through remote monitoring. Implantable cardiac devices include:

  • Pacemakers for bradycardia
  • Biventricular pacemakers
  • Implantable defibrillators for VT/VF
  • Biventricular defibrillators for cardiac resynchronization or heart failure symptom management

The Cardiac Device Clinic is located in the Heart Pavilion at Lutheran Hospital:
7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

For more information, please call (260) 435-6727.

Sree Karanam, MD

Lipid Care Clinic

Patients with high cholesterol or lipid disorders may face considerable risk of heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. Lutheran Medical Group's lipid clinic provides individualized treatment to diagnose and address the full range of lipid disorders, including abnormalities in cholesterol, triglyceride and other lipid levels.

Services include:

  • Genetic testing
  • Statin therapy
  • Dietary education and counseling
  • Risk factor education and counseling
  • Medication management

The lipid clinic team includes a board-certified clinical lipidologist, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, dietitian and pharmacist.

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

The pulmonary hypertension clinic provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with high blood pressure in their pulmonary arteries. The clinic's specialist will recommend:

  • Non-invasive and/or invasive procedures to confirm the diagnosis and establish the cause
  • Appropriate treatment using oral, inhalation or infusion therapies

The clinic also focuses on psychosocial, nutritional and exercise-related needs as part of treatment.

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Scott Mattson, DO, FACC, FASE
Amanda Lutter, NP

Structural Heart and Valve Clinic

Cardiac patients with structural defects and complex valve disorders are evaluated for treatment in the structural heart clinic. Specialists in this clinic utilize advanced techniques for:

  • Atrial and ventricular septal defects
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Severe aortic stenosis

New Option for Severe Aortic Stenosis

Patients unable to have open heart surgery to treat severe aortic stenosis may be candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a less-invasive procedure performed in Lutheran Hospital's hybrid cath lab. Referred patients are evaluated in the structural heart clinic to determine the best treatment option. A recommendation will be provided to the referring physician.

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Matthew Bilodeau, MD, PhD
Vijay Chilakamarri, MD, FACC
Christopher Danby, MD, FACS
William Deschner, MD, FACS
Mark Meier, MD, FACC
Prasad Nalamolu, MD, FACC
Esosa Odigie-Okon, MD, MS, FACC
Alan Peterson, MD, FACS
Amanda Lutter, NP

Vascular Medicine Clinic

Circulatory disorders can lead to a variety of conditions requiring specialized care. Patients referred to this clinic may be treated for the following conditions:

  • Buerger's disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Vasculitis

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500.

Vijay Chilakamarri, MD, FACC
David Choi, DO, FACC, FSCAI
Mark Meier, MD, FACC
Esosa Odigie-Okon, MD, MS, FACC

These clinics are the next step for patients requiring advanced cardiac or vascular services. Once referred, treatment remains a collaborative effort between referring physicians, specialists and patients.

The Heart and Vascular Center at Lutheran Hospital is conveniently located at Medical Office Building Two, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 120. Patients can be dropped off at the circle drive in front of the MOB 2 entrance. Parking is available in the south parking garage. Suite 120 is located just off the lobby near the staircase and elevators.

For more information, please call (260) 458-3500

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