Description of research department

Since 1997, Cardiology Associates of North MS has been a leader in advancing medical science through clinical research. With a dedicated research department of 10 full time employees, our cardiologists are investigating new approaches to preventing and treating cardiovascular conditions and diseases. It is through research that medical breakthroughs and better treatment modalities are established. Our clinical research program allows us to make available promising new drug therapies and devices to our patients. Not only does involvement in these studies keep our staff abreast of the latest treatment, but research protocols often provide medication and services to our patients that are not yet available to the general population. We encourage you to consider a research study when appropriate.

News and articles

Cardiology Associates of North MS First in the Nation YET AGAIN!!!

On August 24, 2016, electrophysiologist Dr. Jim Stone along with the Cardiology Associates Research team became the first in the nation to implant a new device as part of a global clinical trial. The AMULET device is an investigational device manufactured by St Jude Medical to study whether or not the device will reduce the…
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Cardiologist Receives FDA Approval for HOCM Treatment

Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, or HOCM, is a genetic disease in which the septum of the heart is enlarged or thickened. This thickening causes such symptoms as shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, congestive heart failure, and an abnormal heart beat that can lead to sudden cardiac death. Current treatment to decrease the thickening of the…
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Mississippi’s First Vagal Nerve Stimulator for Heart Failure Implanted in Tupelo, MS

Cardiology Associates of North MS physician, Dr. Karl Crossen, and neurosurgeon Dr. Louis Rosa, teamed up to implant the state’s first vagal nerve stimulator as part of a clinical research study to treat heart failure through nerve stimulation in the neck. Research demonstrates a connection between the heart and the brain that could benefit heart…
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Cardiology Associates of North MS First in the Nation!!!

Earlier this year, cardiologist Dr. Barry Bertolet and his team implanted the nation’s first bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) as part of a research study at North MS Medical Center. ABSORB, the world’s first drug-eluting BVS, works by restoring blood flow to the heart similar to a metal stent, but then dissolves into the body. The…
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