East Tennessee Heart Consultants

Dedicated specialists leading the way to heart health ....

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East Tennessee Heart Consultants

East Tennessee Heart Consultants - Physicians Regional Medical Center
  • 900 East Oak Hill AvenueSuites 500 & 600KnoxvilleTN37917
    Cardiovascular: Drs. Akhtar, Chaudhry, Cox, Doiron, Hookman, Hottigoudar, Irivbogbe, Martin, McCoy, Michelson, Rotondo, Ternay, Treasure
    900 East Oak Hill Avenue
    Suites 500 & 600
    Knoxville, TN 37917
  • (865) 647-5800
    (865) 647-5800
  • (865) 525-0245
    (865) 525-0245
East Tennessee Heart Consultants - Turkey Creek Medical Center
  • 10800 Parkside DriveSuite 331KnoxvilleTN 37934
    Cardiovascular: Drs. Bishop, Eichholz, Foster, Lindsay, Mehta, Patel, Reed, Sharma
    10800 Parkside Drive
    Suite 331
    Knoxville, TN 37934
  • (865) 392-3400
    (865) 392-3400
  • (865) 392-3449
    (865) 392-3449
East Tennessee Heart Consultants - North Knoxville
  • 7557B Dannaher DriveSuite G-35PowellTN37849
    Cardiovascular: Dr. Abazid
    7557B Dannaher Drive
    Suite G-35
    Powell, TN 37849
  • (865) 647-5800
    (865) 647-5800
  • (865) 673-4174
    (865) 673-4174

Clinical Trials

Dedicated to improving care for heart disease East Tennessee Heart Consultants conducts a variety of clinical trials related to heart disease. Heart disease remains a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., and clinical trials are crucial to discovering more effective treatments and saving the lives of heart patients.

East Tennessee Heart Consultants' cardiac research specialists investigate the effectiveness of new medications and devices to treat heart disease.

Cardiovascular clinical trials at Turkey Creek Medical Center

Cardiovascular Research at Turkey Creek Medical Center participates in many global clinical trials to evaluate new pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Led by Interventional Cardiologist Malcolm Foster, MD, Cardiovascular Research has been involved in clinical trials for more than 10 years. We offer patients new and innovative therapies and devices for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis, coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention, and peripheral vascular disease.

For more information about current trials at Turkey Creek Medical Center, please call (865) 392-3400.

Heart Institute participates in landmark study of cutting-edge treatment for heart failure

Cardiovascular Research at Turkey Creek Medical Center has been selected to participate in PARACHUTE IV, a randomized pivotal U.S. trial of the catheter-based Parachute™ Ventricular Partitioning Device for the treatment of heart failure. On February 5, 2013, Dr. Foster implanted the device in a 47-year-old man at Turkey Creek Medical Center, making him the first patient in Tennessee, and third in the nation, to participate in this trial.

The first-of-its-kind Parachute system is a minimally invasive treatment for patients with heart failure caused by damage to the heart muscle following a heart attack. Through a small catheter inserted in the femoral artery, the Parachute implant is deployed in the left ventricle to partition the damaged muscle, excluding the non-functional heart segment from the healthy, functional segment to decrease the overall volume of the left ventricle and restore its geometry and function. This procedure is performed in the catheterization laboratory under conscious sedation.

Cardiovascular clinical trials at Physicians Regional Medical Center

Charles Treasure, M.D., a cardiologist with East Tennessee Heart Consultants, has been conducting cardiovascular research at Physicians Regional Medical Center for more than a decade.

Current clinical trials focus on acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, the reduction of heart damage in heart attack patients, the reduction of cholesterol, and treatment of arrhythmias. Other studies are added as they become available.

The research team works with Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Harvard Medical School (TIMI study group), the National Institute of Health, as well as with pharmaceutical companies.

For more information about current trials at Physicians Regional Medical Center, please call (865) 525-6688.