Lindita Coku

Lindita Coku

The career of Dr. Lindita Coku

Dr. Lindita Coku has been practicing as a surgeon for the past 20 years. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Lindita Coku is entrusted with the surgical treatments of diseases of the heart and the chest.

When it comes to performing cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Lindita Coku has performed surgeries to revascularize the ischemic heart due to coronary artery disease, repair or replace heart valves with conventional techniques and through catheter based therapies, has repaired ruptured aorta and its great vessels in emergent setting, has treated chest trauma of penetrating and blunt injuries in origin and has designed detailed strategies in preparing patients before undergoing such major surgeries and their customized post op care. Patients are strictly followed by her and her team after surgery for at least 90 days which reflects her outstanding clinical outcomes. She was elected as Top Surgeon for 2019 from Five Star Surgeon.

Every patient is unique which means that doctors such as Lindita Coku always take the time to go over every option for cardiothoracic surgery procedures based on its risk factors. Some options are inherently more invasive than others. For instance, cardiothoracic surgeons utilize minimally invasive heart procedures such as TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) to replace a narrowed aortic valve that does not open properly. This condition, aortic valve stenosis, can reduce or block blood flow from an individual’s left ventricle to the aorta. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is sometimes called transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) by medical practitioners.

TAVR

TAVR may be an option for individuals that have an intermediate or high risk of complications from surgical aortic valve replacement (open-heart surgery). The decision to treat aortic stenosis with TAVR is made after you consult with a Heart Team (invasive cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons) who work together to determine the best treatment option for you. Dr. Lindita Coku is one of the handful surgeons in US formally specialized in this approach and who works very closely with all arms of the team to best treat their patients. Teamwork is her secret to success.

TAVR can relieve the signs and symptoms of severe aortic valve stenosis and improve your overall health and quality of life. TAVR can also reduce the risk of death.

Dr. Lindita Coku is one of the foremost experts on heart diseases in Indiana. Dr. Coku and her peers have acted as a resource in situations such as the current COVID-19 health crisis, where medical professionals have found that the disease can be a catalyst for cardiac issues. Doctors frequently test those entering the hospital with heart concerns or a suspected case of COVID-19 for cardiac enzymes that increase in levels when one’s heart is damaged such as creatine kinase and troponin. Healthcare professionals also acknowledge that coronavirus can cause myocarditis, dangerous heart inflammation that can impede the muscle’s ability to perform its job efficiently. The cardiovascular implications of the novel coronavirus point to practitioners needing the expertise of those with cardiothoracic specializations. To this point, Dr. Lindita Coku has collaborated with her peers to spread information for COVID-19 self-assessment and to establish the best methods for treating cardiovascular issues that may present as a result of the virus.

Future blog posts for this site will cover a host of topics such as effective ways to boost heart health, especially in females, and the best tips and tricks for early detection and prevention of such cardiovascular conditions. Be sure to come back often for the latest information.

You may reach her at lindita.coku@cokuclinic.org/914-343-5456