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Advances in Repairing or Replacing Heart Valves Continue at a Steady Pace at Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular InstitutePivotal advances in treating or replacing heart valves, many of them initiated as part of national clinical trials, have taken place at Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute over the past two decades. And they continue at a very steady pace.
Experts Clarify the Growing Links Between Cardiovascular Disease and DementiaResearch continues to indicate that problems with the vascular system — the heart and blood vessels that supply blood to the brain — can contribute to the development of dementia.
Meet the Chief: He Makes Cardiac Bypass Surgery Easier for PatientsAs a kid, Joseph McGinn Jr., M.D., dreamed of becoming a rock star. “The problem is I don’t play an instrument and I can’t sing, so that wasn’t going to work for me,” he says.
Building on Progress: Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Marks 35 Years of InnovationWe’re trying to change medicine — improve medicine — and improve the care of our patients, which requires innovation, state-of-the-art technology, collaboration and research.
Innovative Aortic Repair Spares Patients From Grueling Aneurysm SurgeryAfter surviving two life-threatening aortic dissections, Ted Dienst, M.D., knew he needed careful monitoring. He found that care at Boca Raton Regional Hospital with W. Anthony Lee, M.D., the hospital’s chief of vascular surgery.
Cardiac Surgery Reinvented: Landmark Minimally Invasive Technique Garners Much Global Attention at Miami Cardiac & Vascular InstituteOf the estimated 350,000 coronary bypass surgeries performed nationally every year, most are still done as they were, more or less, since the 1970s.
Making the Move Into the ASC Setting: Baptist Health’s StoryKevin Nicholas will discuss the move that Baptist Health and – in particular the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute - took in starting to open cardiovascular ASCs. He’ll share considerations they had and their future plans for ASC care sites.
Identifying, Treating Hypertension During Pregnancy, Postpartum Can Reduce Maternal Mortality, Study FindsAddressing high blood pressure during and after pregnancy can significantly reduce maternal mortality rates and improve women's heart health even after child-bearing years, according to insights gained from a longitudinal study of pregnant women.
Switching from Alteplase to Tenecteplase for the Treatment of Ischemic StrokeBaptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute and Marcus Neuroscience Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, have switched from using alteplase to tenecteplase as their first-line clot-busting treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Sports Cardiology: Advances in Diagnosing, Treating the Most Athletic Among UsSports cardiology is advancing quite rapidly, covering the specialized care of both professional and amateur athletes — and the very athletic person who is absolutely committed to running, cycling or other physically challenging and recurring activity.
Baptist Health's Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Implants Newly Approved Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device for Patients with Non-valvular Atrial FibrillationDr. Ramon Quesada, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director of Structural Heart and Complex Coronary Intervention at the Institute, implanted the Amulet in a man in his early 70’s with AFib.
Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: MICS CABG ProcedureMiami Cardiac & Vascular Institute | Baptist Health South Florida is fortunate to have one of the world's foremost experts in the minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft (MICS CABG).