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50th WATCHMAN Procedure Performed at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

August 8, 2017 - The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano performed their 50th WATCHMAN™ procedure on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Earlier this year, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano was among the first hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth to offer the WATCHMAN procedure as an alternative to long-term warfarin medication. This achievement represents significant growth of the Left Atrial Appendage Management Program. Read the WATCHMAN article »


1,000 Robotic Surgeries – A Grand Achievement by Texas' Leader in Cardiothoracic Robotics

March 31, 2017 - As the largest cardiothoracic robotic surgery program in Texas, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano has achieved what few hospitals worldwide have: 1,000 cardiothoracic procedures using minimally invasive robotic surgery.* This type of minimally invasive surgery allows for shorter hospital stays and fewer complications compared to the national average for traditional surgery.** That's the kind of surgical experience you can feel good about. Read the full article on robotic surgeries »

*Based on volume data provided by Intuitive Surgical. **Based on Press Ganey® database scores for period 2007 through 2016.


Photo of the Corindus CorPath SystemThe Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Performs First Robotic-Assisted Peripheral Intervention in Texas

Patients with peripheral artery disease can now be treated with new technology

March 24, 2017 - The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano announces the successful completion of the first robotic-assisted peripheral intervention in Texas on Feb. 13. The procedure has been performed using Corindus Vascular Robotics CorPath System—the first and only Food and Drug Administration-cleared medical device used for robotic-assisted peripheral vascular interventions. These procedures involve placing stents in small arteries in intestines or legs to improve blood flow. Read the full article on robotic-assisted peripheral intervention »


The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano only approved implant site for the Pivotal Study of GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis in North Texas​

​Enrollment begins on new clinical study for the first device designed specifically for the endovascular treatment of aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta lesions, while maintaining flow into a single aortic arch branch vessel.

March 3, 2017 - The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is proud to be the only approved implant site in North Texas for the W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE) privotal study. William Brinkman, MD, medical director, Thoracic Aortic Disease Center, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is the principal investigator for the pivotal trial at this site. Read the full article on the GORE TAG »

Image courtesy of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.


Photo of the WATCHMAN ImplantThe Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Becomes Official Implant Center for WATCHMAN™ Device​ ​

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is among the first hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term warfarin medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant

February 16, 2017 - ​For patients with AF who are considered suitable for warfarin by their physicians but who have reason to seek a non-drug alternative, the WATCHMAN LAAC Implant is an implant alternative to reduce their risk of AF-related stroke. The WATCHMAN​ Implant closes off an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage (LAA) to keep harmful blood clots from the LAA from entering the blood stream and potentially causing a stroke. By closing off the LAA, the risk of stroke may be reduced and, over time, patients may be able to stop taking warfarin. Read the full article on the WATCHMAN »


The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Honored for Commitment to Improving Vascular Care

February 15, 2017 - The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is one of only 42 of 317 eligible health care facilities in the United States to receive 3 Stars — the highest score possible — during the Society of Vascular Surgery's 2016 Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Participation Awards. It is the second consecutive year THHBP has received the 3 Star honor, which recognizes the importance of tracking and reporting outcomes of patients who have had vascular procedures. Read the full article on vascular care »


Illustration of the St. Jude Medical EnSite Precision​The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is First in North Texas to Utilize Next Generation Cardiac Mapping System

New technology gives detailed look inside the heart for treatment of irregular heartbeat

February 10, 2017 - The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is the first North Texas hospital to use the St. Jude Medical™ EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system, a next generation technology that helps physicians diagnose arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, and determine the best treatment options. Read the full article on the cardiac mapping system ​»

Image courtesy of: St. Jude Medical™ EnSite Precision™


The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Performs First Robotic-Assisted Angioplasty in DFW

​Patients with coronary artery disease can now be treated with new robotic-assisted technology

January 19, 2017 – The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano today announced the successful completion of the first robotic-assisted coronary angioplasty in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. The procedure has been performed using Corindus Vascular Robotics CorPath System​—the first and only FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic-assisted precision to coronary angioplasty procedures. Read the full article on robotic-assisted angioplasty »​​

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