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Medical Expert - Robert J. Applegate, MD

Area of Expertise: Cardiology - Interventional/Stents
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Robert J. Applegate, MD

Professor, Cardiology

Dr. Applegate was the lead investigator of a study to evaluate the safety of drug-eluding stents with results published in the American Journal of Cardiology. The Heart Center at Wake Forest Baptist was one of the first in NC to participate in multicenter clinical trials. Applegate's team observed lower cumulative rates of non-fatal heart attacks and death at nine months in patients treated with drug-eluting stents compared to patients treated with bare metal stents. He is listed in Best Doctors in America.


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Wake Forest Baptist Announces First Implant in Clinical Trial to Evaluate New Heart Valve Procedure
More than 100,000 patients who suffer from severe aortic stenosis, a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart to the body, are ineligible for open-heart valve replacement surgery. Today, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced the enrollment of the first three patients in North Carolina to receive transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) as part of the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial.
Wake Forest Baptist Doctors First in State to Perform Less-Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure
WFBMC physicians successfully perform a rare cardiac procedure; technique creates a new pathway to the heart for valve replacement.
Wake Forest Baptist May Awards and Recognitions Vol II

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty, staff, programs and departments that have received awards or been recognized in the past month.

Wake Forest Baptist Ranked among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’  25 Years in a Row by U.S. News & World ReportComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is Renewed2017-2018 Best DoctorsNursing Magnet StatusJoint Commission Report

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