A new clinical trial could be a game-changer when it comes to treating heart failure.
It involves a device called the v-wave, and a local man is the first person in the northeast to undergo the procedure.
Heart failure affects more than five million Americans. Logan Goldinger of Ovid, Seneca County is one of them.
“I had cardiac congestive heart failure in September, which led to a triple bypass in February,” he said.
After surgery, Goldinger still felt a pressure build-up. He enrolled in a clinical trial at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital involving the v-wave.
“Conceptually, it’s really cool,” said Dr. Scott Feitell, Director of Heart Failure and the Sands-Constellation Heat Institute at RGH. “It’s a very elegant designed device, and it’s very easy to implant.”
Dr. Jeremiah Depta performed the 30-minute procedure on Goldinger.