Dr. Jacqueline Kreutzer is presently the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and a McGowan Institute researcher. One of her primary research interests is transcatheter management of peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis using novel techniques (stents and cutting balloon).
Dr. Kreutzer is currently following one of her smallest patients, Katie Foley. Born with numerous complex heart conditions, Katie today is truly a heart stent success story. Following Dr. Kreutzer’s precise intervention, a 7-hr procedure, and a single stent, Katie’s Dad reported, “a huge leap forward in terms of increasing the blood flow to her lungs and allowing both of them to share equally in the oxygenation of her blood.”
Illustration: McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Katie Foley Success Story (02/20/07)