First in Texas to Robotically Perform SITRAL + TAVR During Same Procedure
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano recently completed the first successful combined procedure in Texas that included surgical implantation of transcatheter valve in native mitral annual calcification (SITRAL) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using robotic technology.
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Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation: Beyond Meds
Atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) is the most common arrhythmia treated in clinical practice. Lifetime risk of AF is estimate to be 24% in elderly patients. Stroke is the most devastating complication of AF, with AF patients experiencing a fivefold higher risk of stroke and a twofold increased risk of all-cause mortality.
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Teaching on the Cutting Edge
For nearly a decade, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has pursued innovation in cardiovascular healthcare, offering novel therapies and procedures for a variety of heart disease. The large volume of procedures and surgeries performed at Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano provides a unique opportunity for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to train the next generation of innovators in cardiovascular healthcare.
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"Code Aorta" for Acute Aortic Dissections: Time is of the Essence
Aortic dissections have been described as ticking time bombs—the sooner patients with this condition are treated, the better the outcome.
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