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Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Performs First Endovascular Repair of Type A Aortic Dissection in the Region

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano recently performed the first endovascular repair of a type A aortic dissection in the North Texas region. The Heart Hospital is part of a physician-sponsored investigational device exemption (PSIDE) study in collaboration with Medtronic. The study is using specialized, physician-modified stent grafts for the endovascular repair of type A dissections in high-risk patients.

GORE TAGStudy Offers Endovascular Approach for​ Lesions of the Aortic Arch and Descending Thoracic Aorta​

​​Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is currently the only hospital in North Texas offering the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE) as part of a pivotal study to evaluate its safety and efficacy. The TBE device is the first of its kind – designed for the endovascular treatment of aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta lesions in patients who are high risk for traditional surgery.

Illustration of a heartDedicated Aortic Center Supports High Volumes and Quality

​Over the last several years, the aortic surgery program at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has grown into a high-volume Aortic Center with a reputation as a leader in the care of diseases of the aorta – across the state and beyond. With that growth has come access to innovative trials, advanced technology and, most importantly, quality outcomes.

Image of the WISCR devideWISCR Study Uses Artificial Intelligence to Evaluate Wounds

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is playing a key role in developing a first-of-its-kind wound imaging device equipped with artificial intelligence to noninvasively evaluate wounds and chronically ischemic limbs. The WISCR (Wound Imaging System to Collect Clinical References) study is collecting wound images and data to further develop the DeepView Wound Imaging System device.

Illustration of a footComprehensive, Preventive Foot Care Crucial for Diabetes and Vascular Patients

At the Vascular & Diabetic Foot Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano​, the focus is both to treat foot and ankle wounds and to prevent those wounds from occurring in the first place. As the only coordinated outpatient and inpatient program in North Texas with comprehensive care for the diabetic and vascular conditions affecting the foot, the Center takes a holistic approach to care.


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