Richard G. Bach, MD, FACC
Sees Patients For
Interventional cardiology, coronary angioplasty, atherectomy and stenting, valvuloplasty, peripheral intervention, percutaneous atrial septal defect closure, transcoronary alcohol septal ablation for HCM, cardiac catheterization hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obstruction, coronary ultrasonographic and physiologic assessment, cardiac critical care
Physician Referral Required
Patients Seen At
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital1 Barnes Jewish Hospital PlazaSt. Louis, MO 63110Appointments:
- Center for Advanced Medicine Heart & Vascular Center4921 Parkview PlaceSt. Louis, MO 63110Suite: AFloor: 8Fax: 314-362-4278Appointments:
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- Interventional Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
Academic Title(s)Professor, Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
1991 Cardiac Catheterization and Angioplasty, NYU Medical Center Bellevue Hospital, New York, New YorkFellowship
1990 Clinical, Cardiology, New York University Medical Center Bellevue Hospital, New York, New YorkFellowship
1988 Research, Cardiology, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York, New YorkResidency
1987 Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New YorkMedical Degree
1984 New York University School of Medicine, New York, New YorkB.S.
1977 Biological Sciences, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Clinical investigation in acute coronary syndromes: In the cardiac intensive care unit, my group has focused on the clinical investigation of outcomes and promising therapies for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Coronary intervention and coronary physiology: Another of my primary research interests involves interventional cardiology, with pre-clinical and clinical studies in the use of magnetic navigation via the Stereotaxis Niobe system to facilitate coronary intervention; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: For symptomatic patients with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction due to hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a catheter-based method of non-surgical septal reduction by alcohol septal ablation can provide significant symptomatic improvement. To better understand the short and long-term benefits of transcatheter alcohol septal ablation, we are studying its effects on cardiac remodeling and coronary and myocardial physiology. In addition, via collaborative translational echocardiographic and genetic studies, we are interested in exploring the gene polymorphisms that contribute to the wide phenotypic anatomic and physiologic variability among patients and family members with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
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