Mercy Health Welcomes Kafa to Cardiology Practice

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mercy Health – Youngstown announced this week that Dr. Rami Kafa, a board-certified interventional cardiologist, will be serving patients at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.   

Kafa has spent his career focusing on the practice of interventional cardiology, with an emphasis on patients with structural heart disease.

He specializes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a specialized procedure where a heart valve is replaced laparoscopically. He also specializes in the Watchman procedure, a device that is used as an alternative to blood thinning medication in patients with atrial fibrillation to help prevent the risk of blood clots.

Kafa attended Tishreen University in Syria and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He also completed two fellowships at University of Iowa Hospitals as well as the Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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