Valve & Structural Heart Center Team

If you plan to undergo Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) or Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR), you will be cared for by the Oklahoma Heart Institute team of cardiac medical specialists who are committed to ensuring your safety and comfort before, during and after your procedure. Below you will find information describing different health care professionals you may meet during the course of your care.

Valve & Structural Heart Center Team
Dr. Kamran Muhammad and Dr. Wayne Leimbach are Interventional Cardiologists who specialize in minimally-invasive, non-surgical methods of treating heart and vascular disease. Dr. Muhammad and Dr. Leimbach lead the Heart Team in performing these life saving procedures.

 

Dr. Michael Phillips and Dr. Edward Coleman are Cardiovascular Surgeons who specialize in heart surgery, including the repair or replacement of heart valves. Dr. Phillips and Dr. Coleman are integral members of the Heart Team and involved in all parts of the TAVR and TMVR processes and procedures.

 

Georgianne Tokarchik, APRN-CNS is an Advanced Practice Nurse and is the Coordinator for the Valve & Structural Heart Center. She is available to patients and their family members as a resource throughout testing, procedures and follow-up. Patients and family members can reach Georgianne at 918-592-0999. Select option ‘0’ to ask for her directly.

 

Anesthesiologist — The anesthesiologist is trained to provide sedation during these procedures.

 

Critical Care Physicians and Nurses — The critical care or intensive care unit in a hospital is a specialized area where you are closely monitored and treated following cardiovascular surgery. The critical care team manages your care during this time.

 

History of TAVR & TMVR (MitraClip) at Oklahoma Heart Institute

  • First TAVR in Tulsa
  May 2, 2012
  • First Transapical TAVR in Tulsa
  November 13, 2012
  • First Transaortic TAVR in Tulsa
  June 4, 2013
  • First Valve-in-Valve TAVR in OK
  November 26, 2013
  • First Commercial CoreValve TAVR in OK
  February 21, 2014
  • First TAVR without General Anesthesia in OK
  February 21, 2014
  • First Left Subclavian TAVR in OK
  March 25, 2014
  • First TransCaval TAVR in OK
  September 23, 2014
  • First Commercial MitraClip in OK
  November 18, 2014

 

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