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Glendale Adventist awarded for cardiac care

For many newer physicians, a heart stent operation is a challenge, doctors at Glendale Adventist Medical Center said.

Installing a stent opens arteries to maximize blood flow, and on this particular patient on Friday, the interventional cardiologist, Hugo Riffel-Dalinger, was operating on arteries that were 2 millimeters wide, and among the cardiovascular system’s most important, he said.

“That’s what keeps us going,” he said, pointing to the beating heart on a computer monitor. “The heart is an engine … and our job is to keep the injectors clean.”