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Elkhart General cardiovascular team earns another nod from national group

Elkhart General Hospital’s cardiovascular team has earned certification from the American College of Cardiology for its Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program.

TAVR may help those with severe aortic stenosis, a condition that decreases blood flow from the heart out into the body. The minimally invasive procedure, which does not require open heart surgery, involves placing a new valve in the aortic valve through a tiny incision in the leg or between the ribs or chest. Elkhart General established its TAVR program in 2014 and has served over 400 individuals in our community.

Walter Halloran, MDTroy Weirick, MDAmjad Syed, MD, and Adil Wani, MD, lead the TAVR program at Elkhart General. The news comes less than two months after the team earned the American College of Cardiology’s three-star designation, the ACC’s highest national rating.

“I am grateful for the Elkhart General TAVR team’s commitment to excellence,” said Elkhart General Hospital President Carl Risk. “The TAVR certification from the American College of Cardiology is yet another example of this commitment to our patients and families we serve.”

The team members include:

  • Walt Halloran, CTS
  • Amjad Syed, CTS
  • Troy Weirick, CI
  • Adil Wani, CI
  • Mary Miller, Structural Heart Coordinator
  • Keely Paston, Executive Director CV Services
  • Lee Hershberger, Director CV Services
  • Carol Kotva, Clinical Data Analyst
  • Kim Moore, Clinical Data Analyst
  • Dean Christner, Cardiology Coordinator CCL
  • Susan Rischling, Supervisor CVOR
  • Liz Cover, Supervisor, CVR


Learn more about TAVR at Beacon Health System. To see whether TAVR might be an option for you, please see your doctor.