Samuel Hahn, MD, is an interventional cardiologist with a special interest in patients with heart failure and heart transplants. He is an associate director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Hahn says when he decided to become a doctor, he was following in the footsteps of his mother and grandfather, both of whom were physicians. “I drew great inspiration from them,” he says. But he took a different path to medicine, studying bioengineering in college before entering medical school and then pursuing cardiology. “I saw a natural intersection between engineering and cardiovascular medicine,” he says.
Providing interventional cardiology at Yale is exciting, partly because doctors involved in research partner with industry to offer patients the most advanced treatments available, Dr. Hahn says. An example of this is CardioMEMS™, which he says is now available across all Yale New Haven Health cardiology services. CardioMEMS™ is a device that allows doctors to remotely monitor pulmonary artery pressure in patients with heart failure.
“Heart failure and acute coronary syndromes [heart attacks] are two of the most devastating diagnoses for patients,” Dr. Hahn says. “Fortunately, we have many advanced treatments available that are improving the quality of life for our patients.”
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