Hispanic Cardiovascular Institute on Univision: High blood pressure
Aldo Rafael, MD, Medical Director of the Hispanic Cardiovascular Institute - Dallas and a cardiac surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, sits down on Despierta Dallas to discuss hypertension. Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure that affects millions of Hispanics in the United States. Learning to control it with the help of a specialist is important for general well-being and to prevent more serious complications.
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Subhash Banerjee, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Research and Innovation at Baylor University Medical Center
One of the nation’s leading experts in interventional cardiology and complex cardiac and vascular surgery, Subhash Banerjee, MD, is the Paul J. Thomas Endowed Chair in Cardiology and Chief of Cardiovascular Research and Innovation at Baylor University Medical Center, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health.
Dallas cardiac surgery program receives highest star rating for CABG by STS
Cardiac surgery performed at Baylor University Medical Center received 3-Stars—the highest possible rating—for isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. As a consistently high-performing program, this recent recognition ranks Baylor University Medical Center in the top 10% in the nation by STS for July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022.
Baylor Scott & White Advanced Heart Failure team presents at Heart Failure Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting
The Baylor Scott & White Advanced Heart Failure Clinic team joined over 2,600 heart failure clinicians and other representatives working in the field at the Heart Failure Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting from September 30 – October 3, 2022 in Washington, D.C. The Baylor University Medical Center team featured 16 poster presentations and some team members had podium presentations.
Saving hearts and lives: A behind-the-scenes look at the heart transplant process
A single heart transplant takes dozens of health professionals working in concert as one well-organized team. This need can happen at any time, often in the middle of the night. As one of the top 10 heart transplant programs in the country based on volumes, the team at Baylor University Medical Center can manage multiple heart transplants in a short amount of time. In fact, the center recently transplanted three hearts over the course of a single weekend.
My smartwatch EKG says I have an irregular heartbeat. Now what?
A recent study by Pew Research found approximately one in five Americans owns and wears a smartwatch. While many people recognize the potential value of the health apps available on their smartwatches, they also often ask how they should use or interpret the information, especially EKGs.
Chest pain? You might need a cardiac CT scan
Jeffrey Schussler, MD, an interventional cardiologist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas elaborates on the many causes of chest pain—some minor and some more serious—and testing that can help point towards the cause. Learn why and when a CT scan can be a helpful tool for those experiencing chest pain.
First in North Texas – new procedure for patients with complex aortic arch disease at greater risk for rupture
There is now a new procedure in North Texas for patients with complex aortic arch disease who are at great risk for rupture. Thoraflex Hybrid is a single use medical device that allows surgeons to repair or replace damaged vessels of the aorto with only one surgery instead of the typical two. This was the first procedure of its type in North Texas, one of only a handful completed in the United States since approval.
First in Texas – new laser device used to remove IVC filter
Using new laser device technology, Bradley Grimsley, MD, a vascular surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas, was the first in Texas to use the Philips CavaClear system that just recently received FDA approval with “breakthrough device designation.” This filter is a small device used to stop blood clots from traveling to the lungs, and, overtime, should integrate into the body.
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- Why is hypertension (aka high blood pressure) dangerous?
- So, you were diagnosed with a heart condition. Now what?
- What to expect during a cardiac ablation procedure
- Understanding your heart valve disease diagnosis
- TCAR: A minimally invasive approach to reduce your chance of stroke
- Living with heart failure: When to consider advanced care
- What to know before getting a heart stent
- 7 healthy habits to help you thrive with heart disease
- Seven simple healthy habits to lower your blood pressure
- Four healthy habits to help you thrive with atrial fibrillation
- Five foods that are good for your heart
- 17 causes of chest pain (other than a heart attack)
- Too much of a good thing? Competitive athletes face higher risk of irregular heartbeat
- How electrophysiology has revolutionized care for heart rhythm disorders
- How to exercise for heart health at home
- How quintuple bypass surgery changed my outlook on life
- After a heart transplant, 24-year-old Kennedy Ngungutau is making every beat count
- Advantages and new applications of cardiac MRI
- Dallas surgeon makes legendary commitment
- Hypertension Center discusses rising cases of hypertension among Black women
- New procedure may be able to help atrial fibrillation patients
- Do you need open heart surgery? You could be a candidate for less invasive procedures
- Along with high blood pressure could come other serious diseases
- Pastor baptizes sister of man who saved his life with heart transplant
- Heart failure: A manageable, progressive disease
- Newsweek's World's Best Specialized Hospitals announced
- Cardiac surgeon's annual mission trip brings advanced cardiovascular treatment to Peru
- Do you suffer from diseases related to the arteries and veins? A vascular surgeon can help.
- Irregular heartbeat? It may be a sign of atrial fibrillation
- How to prevent heart disease? Start by knowing your numbers
- Fort Worth cardiologist guiding COVID-19 battles in India
- U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 rankings announced
- Dallas heart and transplant surgeon follows his heart to military service
- Golfer records first top-10 on PGA Tour since thoracic outlet syndrome diagnosis
- Baylor Scott & White nurse saves passenger on Southwest flight
- Wearing face masks while exercising reduces oxygen and increases heart rate
- First in Fort Worth for treatment of severely calcified coronary artery plaques
- North Texas man still dealing with lung damage one year after contracting COVID-19
- Dallas surgeons save woman's life after COVID-19 causes heart failure
- Dallas heart transplant recipient meets the family whose son saved his life
- Heart failure cardiologist finds promising results in COVID-19 clinical trial
- Hospital President Nancy Vish provides guest commentary of DFW Hospital Council radio show
- Dallas campus cardiologist helps lead new clinical trial bringing potential COVID-19 treatments to North Texas
- How to know if you have heart disease if you don't have symptoms
- Finding your heart disease risk is as easy as pulling out your smartphone
- Dallas woman saves husband twice using hands-only CPR
- Women at risk of high blood pressure at younger age than men
- ISCHEMIA study reveals some patients may not require stent placement
- 29-year-old LVAD patient's hard work brings her heart back to life
- History made in the Baylor Scott & White - Waxahachie Cath Lab
- Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas in the top 5% of hospitals in the US for patient safety, according to Healthgrades
- Baylor University Medical Center rated among nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health
- Hospital participates in quality of care initiative to improve outcomes for heart valve patients
- Expanding services into Ellis County begins
- Nationally recognized with an ‘A’ for the 12th consecutive Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
- Cath lab team celebrates two Texas "firsts" in one day
- Dallas cardiologists play critical role in determining how sonic waves may help treat advanced heart disease
- Dallas heart transplant program reached 1,000 heart transplant patient milestone
- Vascular surgeon inducted into American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™