Heart and Vascular Center

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 Cardiac Imaging

Cardiologists with specialized training and higher-level certifications oversee and analyze advanced cardiac imaging services, which aid in diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions.

Muzammil Musani, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Esosa Odigie-Okon, MD, MS, FACC
Motaz Shaher, MD, FACC, FASE

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

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

Asim Mohammed, MD
Marena Arnold, NP
Sara Westfall, PA-C

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 closure device (WATCHMAN ™)
  • Radiofrequency ablation/cryoablation
  • Convergent ablation

J. Rod Gimbel, MD

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

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 and leadless pacemakers for bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • Biventricular pacemakers
  • Implantable defibrillators and subcutaneous ICDs 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

J. Rod Gimbel, MD

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

Cardio-Oncology Clinic

Some life-saving cancer therapies may cause cardiotoxicity, affecting the heart's electrical system or the muscle itself. This can occur even a few years after a patient finished cancer treatments. The cardio-oncology clinic focuses on the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on the heart, with the goals of:

  • Helping patients safely continue chemotherapy treatments
  • Detecting adverse effects of oncology-related therapies on the heart

My Padmalingam, MD, FACC
Amanda Lutter, NP

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

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.

Peter Hanley, MD, FACC, FACCP

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

Neurointerventional Surgery Clinic

Certain conditions related to the head and neck, brain, spine or spinal cord can be diagnosed and treated using minimally-invasive imaging technology. Examples include cerebral aneurysms, head and neck tumors and stroke.

Rakesh Khatri, MD, FAHA, FSVIN
Amit Sanghvi, MD

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

Asim Mohammed, MD
Amanda Lutter, NP

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

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.

Matthew Bilodeau, MD, PhD
Vijay Chilakamarri, MD, FACC
William Deschner, MD, FACS
Mark Meier, MD, FACC
Muzammil Musani, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Prasad Nalamolu, MD, FACC
Esosa Odigie-Okon, MD, MS, FACC
Alan Peterson, MD, FACS
Motaz Shaher, MD, FACC, FASE
Amanda Lutter, NP

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

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

Vijay Chilakamarri, MD, FACC
David Choi, DO, FACC, FSCAI
Mark Meier, MD, FACC
Muzammil Musani, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Amanda Lutter, NP

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

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(260) 458-3500.

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