Dr. George Sokos
A 51-year-old man we’ve been following as he waits for a heart transplant still has not gotten the call yet.
Dr. Gerald Pifer spoke with two Allegheny General Hospital doctors on heart failure for this week’s Medical Frontiers.
To treat the heart, researchers at Allegheny General Hospital are targeting the brain. Congestive heart failure, or CHF, is like having a broken pump. The body compensates by bombarding the heart with signals to do more. The device slows things down, so the pump can work more efficiently.
NewsRadio 1020 was joined today by Dr. Robert Moraca, a heart surgeon and George Sokos, cardiologist to talk about heart disease and heart transplants.