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Cardiovascular Medicine History and Timeline


One of the premier cardiovascular programs in the country, the Ohio State Division of Cardiovascular Medicine offers comprehensive individualized care using the latest advanced technology to ensure the best outcomes. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is a national and local leader in heart research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The Ohio State University has pioneered the development of many cardiovascular procedures used today...

Milestones in cardiovascular care at The Ohio State University:

1960s

 

Among the first in the nation to perform cardiac catheterization

1970s

 

First coronary artery bypass surgery at OSU
Dobutamine trials for heart failure patients

1981

 

Coronary angioplasty introduced

1986

 

First Ohio State University (OSU) heart transplant

1987

 

Cardiology research grants exceed $1M

1992

 

OSU cardiologists among the first in central Ohio to perform radiofrequency catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

1999

 

First robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery in the United States

2000

 

OSU Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute opens
First cardiovascular MR in central Ohio

2001

 

First CT angiography in central Ohio

2003

 

OSU Medical Center's Charles Love, MD, implants the nation's first fully digital pacemaker

2004

 

Opening of Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital

2005

 

Nation's first permanent device (the HeartPod) for monitoring and treating congestive heart failure implanted using a minimally invasive cardiac catheterization procedure

2006

 

Opening of the Biomedical Research Tower, a 10-story, $160 million biomedical research and education facility dedicated to advancing basic science for the betterment of human health

2007

 

Vascular Medicine Program debuts as part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

2008

 

Addition of two patient care floors to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, expanding the hospitals capacity by 60 additional patient beds incorporating the "universal patient room" design