Cardiovascular


Spectrum Health Offers Heart Disease “True/False” Test

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 13, 2018 – During February –Heart Month– there are messages everywhere about the importance of maintaining optimal heart health. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, heart disease should be taken seriously by everyone. An expert from Spectrum Health says that, even with efforts […]



Spectrum Health Completes 100th Lung and 100th Heart Transplants During Four-Day Span in Late December

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 8, 2018 – Spectrum Health’s Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program reached significant milestones in late December, with transplant teams completing the program’s 100th heart and 100th lung transplants within days of one another. Ascenda Denton, 42, of Stevensville, Michigan, the lung recipient, and Elaine Slikkers, 62, of Holland, Michigan, the […]



Spectrum Health Announces New Leader for Heart and Lung Transplant Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 1, 2017 – Spectrum Health today announced the retirement of one key physician leader and the promotion of another. Asghar Khaghani, MD, FRCS, will retire as Richard DeVos Endowed Director for heart and lung transplant surgery and mechanical circulatory support with the Spectrum Health Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program. […]



Spectrum Health Cardiomyopathy Program Named National Center of Excellence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 28– The Spectrum Health Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program has been designated a national Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA). Spectrum Health joins 25 other centers nationwide with this recognition, and becomes the second center in the state of Michigan. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cardiovascular disorder, […]