Month: March 2013

A Message from Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of The Cooper Foundation

March 29, 2013

Dear Friends, This special edition of The Catalyst focuses on the Cooper Aortic Center, since our Red Hot Heart Gala will benefit this Center, South Jersey’s only dedicated aortic program. Register today for the Red Hot Heart Gala on April 13! The Cooper Aortic Center combines a premiere transfer center that expedites immediate transport of patients…

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Aortic Clinical Trial Saves Young Pilot’s Life

March 29, 2013

When Jason Flood flew a plane at 300 ft. that crashed suddenly to the ground, he was not expected to live. Found at the crash site near the Jersey Shore – the plane was demolished – dozens of Jason’s bones were shattered as he was crumpled in the cockpit, and he was bleeding extensively. Rushed…

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Cooper Implants First Drug-Eluting Stent for PVD in New Jersey

March 29, 2013

Cooper Vascular Surgeons implanted the First Drug Eluting stent for the treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) in the State of New Jersey. Restenosis is a process of stent failure, which is the Achilles heel of long term stent success. A recent study showed a 50 percent reduction in the amount of restenosis using the…

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Cooper Among First in U.S. to Offer New Fenestrated Endografts to Treat Complex AAA

March 29, 2013

On August 30, Cooper University Hospital – home to the region’s only dedicated aortic program – became the first in the state to perform a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair using a fenestrated endograft. Cooper is among the first hospitals in the nation – and the only one in South Jersey – to offer…

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Current Clinical Trials at Cooper Aortic Center

March 29, 2013

Through groundbreaking clinical trials, the Cooper Aortic Center brings devices that are pending FDA approval to patients right now making dramatic differences in patient outcomes. Here is a snapshot of current clinical trials: Zenith TX2® TAA Endovascular Graft Post-market Approval Study- Principal Investigator: Francis Caputo, MD This study evaluates the long-term safety and performance of…

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In the News

March 29, 2013

Action News: New tool to open clogged leg arteries Cooper vascular surgeons implanted the first drug-eluting stent for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in the state of New Jersey. 6ABC interviewed Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, Head of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Director of the Cooper Aortic Center, about the…

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Local Lazarus Lodge Foundation Donates $500 to The Cooper Foundation

March 29, 2013

The Lazarus Lodge #001 Foundation recently donated $500 to The Cooper Foundation as a token of appreciation for its fundraising efforts. The contribution was raised through the Lazarus Lodge’s successful fundraiser for prostate cancer, which was held in collaboration with the Walt Whitman Arts Center in December. Chapter president Philip E. Freeman Sr. (far left),…

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CourierPostOnline: Camden BOE approves school

March 20, 2013

CAMDEN — An agreement between the Camden Board of Education and KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy was signed Tuesday night. The contract between the two parties will advance plans to build a state-funded Renaissance school in the Lanning Square section of the city. The vote — five yes, one no and one abstention — comes after…

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Philly.com: Plan for KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in Camden approved by state

March 20, 2013

The state Department of Education approved the two-part application submitted by KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy to build and operate what is on track to be the state’s first privately run and publicly financed Renaissance school project. In a brief letter dated Friday, March 15, Evo Popoff, assistant education commissioner, said that after review of application…

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A Message from Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of The Cooper Foundation

March 20, 2013

Dear Friends, Greetings from The Cooper Foundation! With the Red Hot Heart Gala almost here, we decided to bring you a jam-packed issue of all things heart-related. The Red Hot Heart Gala kicks off at 7 p.m. on April 13 at Vie, in Philadelphia. Enjoy delicious food, fabulous cocktails, music and a spectacular Silent Auction…

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