Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, is the Section Head for Vascular Medicine and Intervention and Chairs the Acute Myocardial Infarction(STEMI)Committee for the cardiac cath lab. He is a national leader in treatment of Carotid, Kidney, and Leg artery disease.
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- Renal/Mesenteric and extremities revascularization
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- Takayasu arteritis (TA)
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- Resistant Hypertension
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- MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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- Fellowship, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center|Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center
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Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, is the Section Head for Vascular Medicine and Intervention, who specializes in complex cardiac and vascular interventions and directs the program for treatment of acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the cardiac catheterization laboratories. He has spearheaded the development of less-invasive therapies for patients with coronary and vascular disease, both at MGH and nationally, including treatment of Carotid, Kidney, and Leg artery narrowing using stents and other novel devices.
- Research Summary
- Dr. Rosenfield has served as national principle investigator (PI) for numerous clinical trials
The most modern clinical trial to compare the use of carotid-artery stenting with carotid endarterectomy for the prevention of strokes in asymptomatic patients with serious narrowing of the carotid artery finds no significant differences in outcomes between the two procedures over a period of up to five years.
In January 2015, the U.S. FDA approved the use of a drug-coated balloon to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on research spearheaded by Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, and Michael R. Jaff, DO.
The MGH recently hosted a scientific symposium, "Pulmonary Embolism: What Is Known, What We Need To Know" to discuss improvements in PE detection, care coordination and patient management.
A team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center and MGH has been awarded $25 million by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a clinical trial comparing traditional bypass surgery with a less invasive treatment alternative for patients with critical limb ischemia.
Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present a dynamic symposium on systemic cardiovascular disease.
MGH Hotline 4.1.11 From the time a person first experiences symptoms of a heart attack, such as shortness of breath or chest discomfort, to the time he or she undergoes cardiac catheterization -- a procedure used to diagnose and treat a blocked coronary artery -- every second is of utmost importance.
Mass General Heart & Vascular Center physicians perform demonstrations of complex vascular interventions for an educational conference in Las Vegas.
The medical community has made great strides treating coronary and carotid artery diseases and reducing mortality associated with myocardial infarctions and strokes. While as many as 3 million Americans have renal artery stenosis (RAS)—a condition that narrows or blocks the vessels that supply blood to the kidneys—RAS is often overlooked and underdiagnosed.
Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital revealed the results of the CREST trial, a study that looked at the efficacy of carotid endarterectomy versus stenting in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis, and found that these two medical procedures are both equally safe and effective.
Mass General Hospital physician, Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, attributes Laura Geraghty's heart attack recovery to immediate and effective CPR. Now Rosenfield and Geraghty are advocating for CPR instruction in Massachusetts high schools.
Sean's Story: A Second Chance
When Sean Sullivan arrived at the Emergency Department at Mass General, doctors immediately recognized the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism and activated the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT). With a single call, dozens of Mass General doctors from different specialties were notified of his condition and quickly discussed a treatment plan.
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