FEATURED ARTICLEFFRct: Fractional Flow Reserve Analysis Without the Cath Lab
With CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFRct) analysis, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano provides insight into the impact blockages have on blood flow in the heart – all without a trip to the cath lab. Especially for intermediate blockages, this advanced, noninvasive technology offers cardiologists critical information to determine if a blockage is significant.
SOLVE CRT Trial Evaluates Leadless Left Ventricle Pacing System
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is the only site in Dallas-Fort Worth currently enrolling participants in the SOLVE CRT trial. This innovative trial is evaluating a new cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) system that delivers pacing stimulation from inside the left ventricle – eliminating the need for traditional left ventricular lead placement.
Hypothermia Trial Optimizes Temperature Regulation During Aortic Surgery
As part of a national, multicenter study, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is comparing the effect of deep, low and moderate hypothermia during aortic arch surgery on post-surgery brain function and functional connectivity. Studies have confirmed the protective effect of induced hypothermia during cardiac surgery, but the new trial will analyze the ideal temperature for hypothermic circulatory arrest in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Landmark Research Program Advances Precision Medicine for All of Us
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is joining other national healthcare leaders to accelerate the field of precision medicine through the
All of Us Research Program – the largest study of its kind ever executed in the U.S. The landmark study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will follow health and lifestyle information for 1 million participants across the country, providing extensive data to improve personalized care for future generations.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Scott & White Health.