Saturday, July 25, 2009

Heart doctor named president of cardiovascular society

San Antonio cardiologist Steven R. Bailey has accepted a one-year term as president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the primary professional organization for more than 4,000 invasive and interventional cardiologists.

Dr. Bailey is chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is also a professor of medicine and radiology in the School of Medicine and sees patients at UT Medicine San Antonio.

Invasive and interventional cardiologists perform a range of heart procedures, including the placement of coronary artery stents, cardiac catheterization and diagnostic angiography. Bailey teaches students, residents and fellows and conducts research on a number of topics, including the development of next-generation stents. Stents are small wire-mesh tubes that hold arteries open.

The Health Science Center is South Texas’ leading health research institution. It has six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg and trains physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and allied health professionals.

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