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Wheeling Hospital Physicians Present Case Report in Rome

July 12, 2017

WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital cardiovascular surgeon Dr. David Haybron and Family Medicine resident Dr. Bipin Shrestha recently presented a case report at the annual meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS).

The annual meeting was held in June in Rome, Italy. Haybron is one of the founding members of the society, which was formed in 1997.

Haybron and Shrestha co-authored a paper on cardiac failure in patients who have stress. Stress cardiomyopathy, is rare, but can be fatal in 5 percent of patients who suffer from the condition.

“It can happen in a scenario when another issue is already occurring with the heart: that issue being coronary artery disease (CAD), which is very commonly treated,” Haybron said. “So the question becomes, how best to optimize treatment plans based on someone who presents with both conditions simultaneously.”

Shrestha said the study the physicians conducted, a case report, is a “unique type of research” that involves a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence.

Haybron earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Hawaii. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency in general surgery was performed at the UCLA; residency in thoracic surgery at The Ohio State University; and his clinical associate fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Shrestha, who is entering his third year of residency at Wheeling Hospital, earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences with university honors at the University of Maryland and his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. His focus is in geriatrics.

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Wheeling Hospital cardiovascular surgeon Dr. David Haybron, seated, and Dr. Bipin Shrestha recently returned from Rome, where they presented a case report they co-authored at the annual meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. Shrestha is a Family Medicine resident at the hospital.