History of Innovation

"Firsts" in the ArkLaTex Achieved by our Practice

The physicians and staff of Willis-Knighton Cardiology, have a long-standing tradition of leadership and innovation in the field of cardiology. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to fostering the state-of-the art in cardiovascular care has resulted in the practice and its members achieving numerous "firsts" in cardiology for the ArkLaTex. The following is a partial listing of the achievements credited to our team:

  • Implantation of the first dual-chamber pacemaker device.
  • Performance of the first intracoronary balloon and stent procedure.
  • Performance of advanced PVD stent procedures and opening total occlusions.
  • Performance of the first rotational atherectomy procedure.
  • Performance of the first aortoiliac repair via stent procedure for aortic aneurysmal repair.
  • Performance of the first carotid artery stenting procedure.
  • Performance of the first TAVR – aortic valve replacement percutaneously without surgery.
  • Operation of the first in-office nuclear cardiac imaging system.