Peter Carl Block, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: EUH F606

Phone: 404-712-7667

Fax: 404-712-5622

Email: pblock@emory.edu

Biography

Emory Healthcare clinical profile

Year Started Practicing: 1970

Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2000

Organizational Memberships:
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Medical Association


Specialties:
Cardiology (Board certified since 1973)
Interventional Cardiology
Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1973)


Areas of Clinical Interest:
angina
angioplasty/angiogram
arteriosclerosis & lipids
atherectomy
atherosclerosis
cardiac catheterization
cardiology-beta radiation
cardiology - general
cardiology - interventional
cardiovascular disease
electrocardiogram
Excimer laser
laser angioplasty
mitral stenosis
myocardial infarction
transcatheter aortic valve repl
acement
transient ischemic attacks
valve disease

1. percutaneous therapy of cryptogenic stroke (PFO closure)

2. percutaneous repair of mitral valve regurgitation

3. evaluation of stem cell release and serum markers after vascular (endothelial) injury

4. percutaneous ablation of left atrial appendage in atrial fibrillation to avoid stroke

5. use of stem cells to repair myocardial infarction

6. development of biocompatible artificial arterial conduit

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown


Additional Spoken Language(s):
German

Publications

Equivalence Trials; Designed to Disappoint . Cath Cardiovasc Intervent (2001),278; vol 52.

Images in Clinical Medicine: Aneurysm of a Saphenous-Vein Bypass Graft. New England Journal of Medicine (2001),1139; vol 344(15).

Short-Term Folic Acid Supplementation Induces Variable and Paradoxical Changes in Plasma Homocystine Concentrations. Lipids (2001),1-6; vol 36, No. 1.