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Jonathan J. Passeri, MD, is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital in 2007 as a staff member of the Cardiology Division and the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory. Currently, Dr. Passeri is the medical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Valve Program and director of Interventional Echocardiography within the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory.Dr. Passeri's main clinical focus is on the evaluation and management of valvular heart disease. He is a co-investigator in the PARTNER Trial, a pivotal clinal trial of transcatheter aortic valve replacement for patients with calcific aortic stenosis. Dr. Passeri also works closely with members of the cardiac catheterization laboratory in using advanced echocardiographic techniques to guide a variety of complex transcatheter structural heart procedures. Dr. Passeri lectures each year in a variety of Harvard Medical School's continuing education courses in cardiology.
Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.
MGH Hotline 6.10.11 U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, co-chair of the Medical Technology Caucus, visited the MGH on May 18 to tour the Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication Laboratory in the Richard B. Simches Research Center and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory on Blake 9.
Dolly Lakkis—a business owner, optician and competitive dancer—didn’t have time to be sick. When mitral valve disease started to affect the quality of her life, she turned to a team of specialists at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dolly’s doctors were able to repair her damaged heart valve with minimally invasive surgery that got her back on her feet—and back on the dance floor—as quickly as possible.
Jonathan Passeri, MD, co-director of the Mass General Heart Valve Program and director of Interventional Echocardiography, talks about aortic valve stenosis and answers common questions about symptoms to look out for and treatment options.
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