Get to know Interventional Cardiologist Dr. John F. Wagener, who serves patients in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Dr. Wagener is an interventional cardiologist providing compassionate and comprehensive cardiovascular care services at Avera Heart Hospital & North Central Heart – A division of Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
“Serving patients is my favorite part of my job. When something is wrong with your cardiovascular system, it can be scary, so being a source of comfort and expertise is rewarding” he stated.
Caring for patients of any age, Dr. Wagener has a special focus on the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and related conditions. He can help patients with lifestyle changes or procedures including angiograms and cardiac catheterization as well as other steps to address heart conditions and vascular illnesses.
The doctor’s special interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement, balloon aortic valvuloplasty, MitraClip, transcatheter mitral valve replacement, transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement, balloon mitral valvuloplasty, paravalvular leak closure, alcohol septal ablation, PFO closure, atrial septal defect closure, ventricular septal defect closure, pulmonary vein stenting, coronary artery angioplasty and stenting, coronary atherectomy, Watchman, and Impella.
Becoming a doctor because he wanted to help people in their time of need, Dr. Wagener graduated with his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He then went on to perform his residency at Duke University Medical Center, and his fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional / structural cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
With years of experience, he is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Furthermore, he is board-certified in nuclear cardiology by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, which is the primary certifying organization for nuclear medicine in the United States.
Achieving professional competence, Dr. Wagener is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI).
Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of structural heart diseases. An interventional cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the heart and blood vessels using nonsurgical, catheter-based procedures and specialized imaging techniques.
Learn More about Dr. John F. Wagener:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/82525984-John-Wagener-Cardiologist or through Avera Heart Hospital, https://www.avera.org/doctors/profile/john-wagener/
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