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

​IN THIS ISSUE: Featured Research Trials​​​

​​​Are Stents Still Beneficial? In Appropriate Candidates, Yes.

In November 2017, a study into the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) caught international attention for raising questions about the benefits of angioplasty and stenting. The study, Objective Randomised Blinded Investigation With Optimal Medical Therapy of Angioplasty in Stable Angina (ORBITA), concluded there was no benefit for patients with stable angina who underwent PCI. Read the featured article on medical therapy versus stents »

LVAD TechnologyLVAD Technology and the Growing Heart Failure Burden

Heart failure is an epidemic in the United States, with over 6 million patients suffering from some type of heart failure. While the majority of these patients will be treated medically or with traditional surgery, in some cases, these treatments will ultimately fail. Read the article on our LVAD program »

Beyond Traditional CABG: Multidisciplinary Approach Addresses Complex Coronary Cases

When it comes to complex coronary cases, the multidisciplinary team at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has created a collaborative, coordinated approach to determining the right option for those needing coronary revascularization. Read the article on our complex coronary program »

LAAAlternatives for Afib Patients Expand as Left Atrial Appendage Closure Advances

In patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are at risk for bleeding, left atrial appendage closure is often considered instead of oral anticoagulation as a possibility to reduce the risk of stroke. As left atrial appendage closure options have expanded to include new occlusion devices in recent years, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has responded through a team approach. Read the article on left atrial appendage closure and anticoagulation »

Thoracic Aortic DiseaseDedicated Center Takes Proactive Approach to Thoracic Aortic Disease

In patients with risk factors or symptoms of thoracic aortic disease, early identification and management often provide for expanded treatment options and a reduction in acute events. The Aortic Center, a part of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano​'s Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care, offers a comprehensive, proactive approach to diagnosing, monitoring and treating these conditions. Read the article on our Aortic Center »


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