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Supported by Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano has a robust research program offering trials across all cardiovascular service lines.

​IN THIS ISSUE: Featured Research Trials​​


Robert L. Smith, II, MDTricuspid Valve Disease: The Forgotten Valve No Longer Forgotten

Over the past several years, focused research efforts have led innovative surgical and transcatheter treatment options for aortic and mitral valve diseases. Now, these same efforts are on the rise in another area – the tricuspid valve – with the hope of achieving similar advantages and outcomes for patients. Read the full article on tricuspid valve disease »


World's Smallest Transcatheter Pacing System Provides Less Invasive Bradycardia Treatment

Cardiologists on the medical staff at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano are now using the first and only leadless pacemaker in the United States as a treatment option for patients with bradycardia. The transcatheter pacing system (TPS) is about the size of a multivitamin, making it 93 percent smaller than traditional devices and the world's smallest pacemaker. Read the full article on the TPS »


Fenestrated stent graftFenestrated Stent Grafts Expand Options for Endovascular Repair of AAA

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is one of a few centers in the region currently offering fenestrated stent grafts for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair​. When there is not enough room between the renal arteries and the AAA for a standard endovascular graft to function properly, a fenestrated stent graft may provide another option. Read the full article on fenestrated stent grafts »


DaVinci robotRobotic Surgery Technology Key to Advancing Minimally Invasive Solutions

The use of robotic technology has rapidly expanded in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and interventional cardiology over the last several years. As one of the state's busiest robotic cardiothoracic surgery programs, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano continues to invest in this growing field in order to provide even more minimally invasive options for patients. Read the full article on robotic surgery technology ​»

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