SAVING LIVES & LIMBS: ONE PATIENT AT A TIME

CARDIOVASCULAR EXPERTS

IN THE NEWS

September 9, 2022

Rajesh Davé, M.D.President of Cardiovascular Experts
World-renowned Cardiologist and Specialist in Vascular Disorders

August 3, 2022

Raj Davé, MD - Good Day PA/ABC 27 - August 3, 2022 - Segment 1

Cardiovascular Experts provides routine heart care, diagnostic services, testing and more is the Harrisburg region’s first and only independent, physician-owned and operated cardiovascular surgery center. Hear from President and CEO Dr. Raj Davé about their practice and the services they offer.

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August 3, 2022

Raj Davé, MD - Good Day PA/ABC 27 - August 3, 2022 - Segment 2

Hear from patient Gerry Ambrose and his wife Debi about how Cardiovascular Experts was able to help Gerry after being diagnosed with PAD.

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Cardiovascular Experts surgical center perform the first Jeti Thrombectomy Vascular System case in Pennsylvania
We were honored to have Dr Raj Dave, Course Chairman of C3 and President of Cardiovascular Experts surgical center perform the first Jeti Thrombectomy Vascular System case in Pennsylvania today with Vibin Skariya (Abbott, Executive Clinical Specialist).

May 18, 2022

Cardiovascular Experts surgical center perform the first Jeti Thrombectomy Vascular System case in Pennsylvania

Dr Raj Davé, Course Chairman of C3 and President of Cardiovascular Experts surgical center perform the first Jeti Thrombectomy Vascular System case in Pennsylvania today. Patient had complex thrombotic Femoropopliteal occlusion, treated with Jeti Thrombectomy succesfully, which restored flow. Laser atherectomy, PTA were performed as well. Patient left with palpable distal pulses. #proudtobeabbott

April 24, 2022 – Senior Living | Patriot News | Central Pennsylvania

GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM: SECOND OPINION PRESERVES LIFE AND LIMB

Before the procedures that changed her life, Beverly States couldn’t walk without getting out of breath. Her chest, back, and legs hurt. The simple joys of life, like gardening, were impossible to do. Her own doctor couldn’t solve the problem, so he referred her to Cardiovascular Experts in Camp Hill.

There she met Dr. Rajesh Davé. He diagnosed her with blocked arteries in the heart and legs, and performed cardiac and endovascular interventions to clear those blockages using stents.

“I was like a normal person again,” Beverly says now. “He gave me my life back. I was able to do things that I hadn’t been able to do before.”

Providing an expert second opinion is a profound responsibility to Dr. Davé, a
pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac and endovascular interventions. While other vascular surgeons might resort to the drastic option of amputation to prevent the life-threatening consequences of peripheral arterial disease, a condition that narrows the arteries in limbs and causes reduced blood flow, Dr. Davé uses catheter-based therapies to open arteries and save limbs – all with only a small incision and no overnight hospital stay. 

Because leg pain can have many causes, doctors often overlook arterial disease as the source of discomfort and festering wounds in the leg. By the time patients get a second opinion from Dr. Davé, many think they have run out of options. They are overjoyed to learn that a simple diagnostic test and a state-ofthe-art procedure, covered by insurance, can save their legs.

After diagnosis, an endovascular intervention restores blood flow and “substantially reduces the risk of amputation,” says Dr. Davé. The pain relief is immediate. “The patient is discharged the same day. They can get up and walk around within an hour, and they can go home.”

The last 20 years have seen dramatic advances in treatments for blockages in leg and heart arteries. Dr. Davé, who originally trained in New York City with the surgeon who developed these procedures, brought what he learned to central Pennsylvania. He has kept pace as the procedures have become more durable and streamlined, and today, he is sought out by physicians worldwide for training and consultation.

Who’s at risk of peripheral artery disease and its consequences? The primary risk factors are family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Symptoms include leg pain, coolness in one leg, poor toenail growth
and decreased leg hair growth, and sores or wounds on the leg, including wounds that won’t heal.

In fact, one in five Americans over age 65 is diagnosed with peripheral artery disease every year.

“Anyone who suffers from any of these conditions should talk to their doctor
about whether a screening for heart artery disease or leg artery disease is
appropriate,” says Dr. Davé. “It’s a painless, fast test to reduce the chance of heart attack or leg amputation.”

Beverly States had her first stents installed in the early 2000s. Since then she is happy to make the trip from her home in Huntingdon County to see Dr. Davé for follow up visits, and she has referred family members and friends to him. “If anybody has problems,” she says, “he’s the person to see. All I can say is he’s a godsend. People come from everywhere for him to take care of them. He’s wonderful.” To request an appointment, contact Cardiovascular Experts at +1-717-727-0480 or info@cardiovascularexperts.com.
In The Procedure Room - March 3, 2022 ( Below from left to right: Aissa Miller, Leah Reitzi, PA-C Reitzi, PA, Raj Dave, Deb Thornberg, RN, Karen Smisl, RTR)

March 3, 2022

We dedicate The Surgical center of Cardiovascular Experts PA to our patients!

The State of the Art and first of its kind in Central PA! Thanks to my amazing team and army of people AP Williams & Co, Dale Robertson, Architect, David Beyer AIA, LEED AP., Deborah (Debbie) Kitz, Surgery Center Consultant, PhD and many more who made this happen in record time! The first day of cases started with complex SFA CTO successfully treated with New Philips Laser, 株式会社 島津製作所 – Shimadzu Medical Systems USA imaging, both first in Pennsylvania! Also done was Boston Scientific Jetstream BTK with Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Jade Non compliant balloon in CLI with complete revascularization. Here to the new Era in cardiovascular Interventions- Cost efficient, highest quality care in the best centers, without overnight stay! #preventamputation