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Cardiology News

November 2016
Patient has nothing but praises for Dr. Strickman.

August 2016
Dr. Strickman recieves praises from his patient.

September 2015
Dr. Neil Strickman MD attended the 10th meeting of cardiovascular specialists at the ENCORE live symposium in Seoul Korea during September 2015. (See figures 1-3) New advances in Peripheral Vascular technology, non-surgical Aortic Valve replacement and Carotid Stenting were discussed Dr. Strickman gave 3 talks on the new and exciting Drug Coated Balloon techniques for patients with lower limb claudication and ischemia

August 2015
Dr. Mehdi Razavi has received a prestigious American Heart Association grant alongside Rice University. The 750,000.00 three year grant will help in the study of cardiac electrophysiology and nano technology. For more information about Rice University, visit: http://www.rice.edu

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May 2015

Drs. Bernardo Treistman, MD and David Ott, MD led surgical and cardiology teams in Lima, Peru at the Heart Hospital known as Instituto Nacional Cardiovascular – INCOR.


Dr. Neil E Strickman MD visited Santa Rosa California to attend an update of EVAR therapy. Many learning experiences on the non-surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm were discussed.


April 2015
Dr. Neil E Strickman MD visited Lima Peru for the 4th straight year at the 25th Peruvian Cardiology society. He lectured on Carotid Stenting world-wide, the treatment of EVAR Endoleaks as well as TAVR in the new ERA.

April 2015
Dr. Neil E Strickman MD visited Lima Peru for the 4th straight year at the 25th Peruvian Cardiology society. He lectured on Carotid Stenting world-wide, the treatment of EVAR Endoleaks as well as TAVR in the new ERA.


March 2015
Dr. Neil E Strickman MD visited Beijing China for the 15th time with Dr. Joseph Varon (Critical care specialist). They both increased the knowledge of this international faculty about Vascular Technology and hypothermia for cardiac arrest patients. They have made plans for a future visit to be the pioneers to start this technology in China

 

March 2015 - Dr. Bernardo Treistman heads agenda at the International Symposia from the Texas Heart Institute. Lectures and Round table discussions were held at the National Cardiovascular Institute Lima, Peru. Topics included "Endovascular Treatment of Vascular Diseases" and "Chronic Venous Insufficiency" of which were lead by Dr. Treistman.











 

February 2015 – Top to Toe transcatheter Solutions Dr. Neil E Strickman MD visited Dubai, UAE for the 2nd time at the new 4Ts conference sponsored by the International Society of Endovascular Specialists and the Emirates Cardiac Society. He presented techniques related to TAVR and Carotid Stenting in this world wide symposium. Dubai Fountain is the center piece of the Downtown Burj Khalifa, located at the front of Burj Khalifa. Emaar, the developer of Burj Khalifa, and Downtown Burj Khalifa had announced the Dubai fountains in June 2008, at the expected cost of AED 800 million or USD 218 million, which is the total cost of the Fountain's lake, the fountain, and its filtration system. The Dubai fountain is one of the world's tallest fountains, surpassing the Fountains of Bellagio at Las Vegas. The Dubai fountains are 275 m (902.2 ft.), which is more than the length of two football fields. It is 25 % larger than the Fountains of Bellagio at Las Vegas. The Dubai Fountains can be seen from over 200 mi (321.9 km) away up in space or horizontally if you have a clear line of sight. The fountains can shoot to the maximum height of 150 m (492.1 ft.), which is equivalent to the 50-storey building or high enough to wash the windows a fifth of the way up the Burj Khalifa.


January 2015 - Dr. Neil Strickman MD attended the Miami Technology Exchange - Jan. 22-24, 2015 conference in Miami, Florida. He received data on new technology including: TAVR which is Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacement. In this procedure patients with severe Aortic Valve stenosis can be given a new life by undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement without the need for Open Heart surgery. Dr. Strickman has been a pioneer for this procedure in Houston, Texas at the Texas Heart Institute at the Baylor-St Lukes CHI Medical Center Hospital. Not only is he the highest implanter of the Edwards Sapien XT Valve at BSLMC, but he is also a world-wide proctor for training to those individual less versed in this life changing event procedure.


 

 

 


 

 

September 24, 2014 - Hall-Garcia's Dr. Bernardo Treistman interviewed by Channel 7 Lima, Peru's Bien por Casa program - ¿Cómo prevenir las enfermedades cardiovasculares? (How to prevent Cardiovasular Disease?)












Dr. Treistman also interviewed by Channel 90 Lima, Peru.













August 6, 2014 - Hall-Garcia welcomes the addtion of Dr. Jose G. Diez to the practice. Dr. Diez is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. He serves as senior research scientist in interventional cardiology at the Texas Heart Institute at CHI Baylor St Luke's Medical Center and clinical associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is on the interventional cardiology professional staff at THI at BSLMC and the consulting staff of the cardiology service at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Dr. Díez is also an associate editor of the Texas Heart Institute Journal.To read more about Dr. Diez please follow link.




February 2014 - Dr. Neil Strickman attended the ICON endovascular update conference in phoenix Arizona. He presented data on the new technology TAVR which is Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacement. In this procedure patient with severe Aortic Valve stenosis can be given a new life by undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement without the need for Open Heart surgery. Dr. Strickman has been a pioneer for this procedure in Houston, Texas at the Texas Heart Institute at the St Lukes-Baylor-CHI Medical Center Hospital


Astra Zeneca Lecture Tour - 2014 - Dr. Neil E Strickman was invited to Malaysia. He flew to Kuala Lumpur via Lufthansa Airlines as a guest of Astra Zeneca of Great Britain to lecture in 7 cities on the treatment of Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) using the US guidelines published in 2013. Then he helped moderate the Asean Federation of Cardiology Conference (AFCC) in Kuala Lumpur with the help of his good friend and lead cardiologist Dr. Ahmad Rosli

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Peruvian Cardiology Society - 2014 - Dr. Neil E Strickman MD visited ICA, Peru along with Dr. Abdi Rasekh. They both updated the Peruvian cardiology Society on advances in Coronary Heart disease, Atrial Fibrillation and TAVR

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CIT 2014 - Dr. Neil E Strickman visited China for the 14th time however this time it was a medical convention in Shanghai. He taught at the local medical school and hospital new techniques for safe non-surgical carotid artery stenting, TAVR, and EVAR ( Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair)

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March 20, 2014 - Hall-Garcia electrophysiologist are among the first to implant new S-ICD (pulse generator) which is implanted under the skin on the side of the chest below the arm pit. The pulse generator is connected to the electrode which is implanted under the skin from the device pocket along the rib margin to the breastbone with the use of the insertion tool. The S-ICD monitors cardiac rhythms and delivers defibrillation when ventricular tachyarrhythmias are detected. After delivery of a shock, the S-ICD provides post-shock bradycardia pacing therapy when needed. The S-ICD is programmable as a single or dual zone device which allows the doctor to tailor the therapy for the patient. To read please follow link.

January 23, 2014 - Houston doctors have begun using a novel new 3-D mapping system that promises to dramatically improve the treatment of chronic heart-rhythm abnormalities

January 2014 - Drs Abdi Rasekh, Ali Massumi and Medhdi Razavi first in Texas to use 3-D heart mapping technology to track the source of electrical disrupting heart rhythms. The FIRMap Catheter developed by Topera, Inc., allows physician to view specific areas where arrhythmias occur. For more information :FIRMap

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Japan 2013 - Dr Neil E Strickman MD continued his academic career launching the BARD “Crosser” device to the country of Japan. While working with Dr’s Ando, Urasawa and Miyamoto, the first ever procedures were done with this new device to open up totally clogged in the legs, thighs and feet. Hats off to the local MEDICON Company for their gracious hospitality. Dr Strickman visited multiple cities throughout the country over 8 days. All were very appreciative of his teachings

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Ireland 2013 - Dr. Neil E Strickman visited the Medtronic manufacturing plant in Galway Ireland July 2013. In this west seaside city of 100,000 many companies have manufacturing offices. Here, he was able to view how a “stent’’ is made from start to end. Of course, this is the home of GUINESS

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MALAYSIA 2013 - It enjoys large diverse population from all over SE Asia. “KL” is the center of Malaysia. This marks his 12 visit to help educate these various physicians eager to learn

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May 2013 - Neil E Strickman MD, Dr Sayed Feghali, and the SLEH international team of Warren Whitehead, Enrique Bandala, and Ms Tania Matar were cordially invited by the Peruvian Society of Cardiologyto attend the 17th Curso de Cardiologia para el Consultor in Lima, Peru held at the Sheraton Hotel in the capital of Lima, Peru. Much appreciation goes out to SLEH Peru affiliation with Laura Cruzalegui whose hospitality was second to none. Dr Strickman concentrated on the 2013 treatments for Carotid artery and peripheral vascular treatmentsin a country where 30 million inhabitants continue to struggle with healthcare issues. He also visited the famous Andes mountain ranges of Machu Picchu and Wana Picchu. Please see the photos below:

March 2013 - Dr Neil E Strickman MD visited Beijing, China for the 11th year in a row at the world’s largest cardiology meeting with over 10,000 attendees. This year he chaired a session on peripheral vascular disease and its treatment in 3rd world countries. His continued devotion to the ethical standards of healthcare is known throughout the world. He has actively participated in China Interventional Therapeutics (CIT 2013) since its inception, which has aided in helping the Asian continent since 1998. Please see the photos below:

 

February 24 - 28 2013 - Dr Neil E Strickman MD attends the Endovascular Symposium “ICON 2013” in Phoenix, Arizona. He shared his case reports with many famous International physicians at this 4 day conference concerning all aspects of cardiovascular care. He presented many interesting cases to over 1000 cardiovascular physicians.

January 15, 2013 - Hall Garcia Cardiology Associates Peripheral Vascular Laboratory Recieves Vascular Testing Accreditation by Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

January 11, 2013 - Dr. Neil Strickman continues recieving praise from recovering patient.

 

 

 

 


Drs. Sheila Heinle, Ali Massumi, Raymond Stainback III, Neil E. Strickman and James Wilson mentioned as U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors in U.S.

 

 

 

 

January 20, 2013 - American Journal of Cardiology publishes Drs. Massumi, Saeed, Razavi and Rasekh paper - "Initial Experience with a Novel Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion Device in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation..."

January 15, 2013 - Hall Garcia Cardiology Associates Peripheral Vascular Laboratory Recieves Vascular Testing Accreditation by Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

January 11, 2013 - Dr. Neil Strickman continues recieving praise from recovering patient.

 

 

 

 

December 23, 2012 - Houston Chronicle's Better Health Section "Experts weigh in on resolutions to keep your fit" By Diane Cowen 35 Tips to bring in the New Year. Dr. Strickman on panel of experts. Click here for pdf version

 

 

 

December 2012 -Dr Neil E Strickman was invited to China for the 13th time to aid in the education of the local physicians involved with treating patients with peripheral vascular disease. He visited 4 different cities in different portions of this country with 1.3 billion people. Cities in which he taught include: Guangzhou, Xiamen, Tianjin and Beijing Please see the photos below:

 

 

 

 

 

November 2012 - Dr. Mohammad Saeed commenting on risk of Atrial Fibrillation...


Dr. Denton A. Cooley present as Dr. Ali Massumi implant the first Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

October 2012

"Dr. Neil Strickman with Chad Thomas device representive for C.R. Bard.
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July 2012


Drs. Sheila K. Heinle, MD,Ali Massumi, MD, Raymond Stainback III, MD, Neil E. Strickman, MD, and James M. Wilson, MD, all recieved Top Doctor status in this highly selective list of America's Top Doctors (ATD) by achieving national recognition for outstanding work. They were selected by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team.

Dr Strickman was invited by the National Heart Center of Malaysia to participate in their annual teaching program designed to aid in the education of all the cardiologists throughout the country of Malaysia in July 2012. Here he is seen working in the cath lab at IJN, the lead government hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When lecturing on Carotid artery stenting, he is joined by his long-time friends from neighboring Singapore.

He then left for the island of Bali in the center of Indonesia. This critical care 19th annual conference had over 1000 attendees from SE Asia.
In the evening after 10 hours of lectures, Dr. Strickman enjoyed the “fire dancers” of Bali. Uluwatu is the major cultural center on the west coast of Bali.


Unfortunately the sunset was very dreary. Dr Neil E Strickman continues to educate physicians throughout the world

June 20, 2012

Drs. Ali Massumi and Neil Strickman work to perfect Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation. This new procedure has shown to significantly reduce mortality compared to standard treatment. High risk patients have shown to remarkable improvement.

TAVR ProcedureFollow this link to get more information about the procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 13, 2012

CHADS2 score predicts atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass. Drs. Alireza Nazeri and Mehdi Razavi present study showing the use of CHADS2 score to predict the incidence of postop atrial fibrillation.


 

 

June 2012

 

Hall-Garcia Cardiology has received accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Our Vascular Laboratory earned this recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vacular disease.

 

 

 

MAY 2012

Dr.’s Mehdi Razavi MD and Neil E Strickman MD were cordially invited by the Peruvian Society of cardiology and St Lukes Episcopal Hospital to attend the 16th Curso de Cardiologia para el Consultor in Santa Clara, Peru held at El Pueblo. Much appreciation goes out to SLEH Peru affiliation with Laura Cruzalegui whose hospitality was second to none.
Dr Razavi presented the keynote lecture on new treatment by Electrophysiology (EPS) techniques in a country of 30 million inhabitants where there are only 5 EPS physicians.
Dr Strickman concentrated on the 2012 treatments for DVT, Vascular Disease and Carotid Artery Stenting.

 

Dr. Mehdi Razavi and Rice University students built a prototype device to lift weight from the abdomens of obese patients to help them breathe during surgical procedures. Click here to read more.

 

 

APRIL 2012
Both Dr.’s Ali Massumi MD and Neil E Strickman MD received their certificate of training from Edwards Lifescience to perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). This rigorous training included Over 16 hours of didactic and simulation training in Costa Mesa, California. Please send our pamphlet describing this procedure for those determined to be at a very high risk for standard surgical treatment.

TAVR Procedure Click here for Patient Education Manual.

 

 

MARCH 2012
Dr Neil E Strickman Visited Beijing, China for the tenth year in a row. This year he chaired a session on Aortic Aneurysm treatment with and without surgery. His devotion to the ethical standards of healthcare is known throughout the world. His active participation in helping Asia since 1998 rewarded by being presented with a humanitarian reward by the Chinese Society of Endovascular therapy

 

OCTOBER 2011
Dr Neil E Strickman visited Portoroz, Slovenia for the 3rd Annual Adriatic Vascular summit. He shared his ideas with many famous European physicians at this 3 day conference. Many newer interventional non-surgical techniques were discussed and ideas exchange

     
 

 

 

 


 

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