Advances in Repairing or Replacing Heart Valves Continue at a Steady Pace at Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Pivotal 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 Dementia
Research 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 Patients
As 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 Innovation
We’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 Surgery
After 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 Institute
Of 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 Story
Kevin 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 Finds
Addressing 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 Stroke
Baptist 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.
The Latest on the Landmark Miami Heart Study
Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., deputy medical director of MCVI, who is the senior author of the study, and Khurran Nasir, M.D., chief of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness Division of Houston Methodist Hospital, who is MiHeart’s principal investigator.
Sports Cardiology: Advances in Diagnosing, Treating the Most Athletic Among Us
Sports 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 Fibrillation
Dr. 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.
Veins and Vein Diseases Explained
Join Dr. Eileen de Grandis, medical director of the Vein Center at Baptist Health Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute and Dr. Libby Watch a vascular surgeon and vein specialist at Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute ...
Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: MICS CABG Procedure
Miami 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).
Resistant Hypertension: Controlling Blood Pressure Via New Program at Baptist Health's Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Nearly half of adults in the U.S., or about 108 million, have hypertension, or high blood pressure. An even more concerning fact: Only about 1 in 4 adults (24 percent) with hypertension have their condition under control.
The Rapidly Evolving Field of Electrophysiology
Dr. Mario I. Pascual, Medical Director of Electrophysiology at Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute presents on The Rapidly Evolving Field of Electrophysiology.
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Receives Certification of Excellence in Transcatheter Valve Procedures
“Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has always been at the forefront of breakthroughs in cardiovascular care,” said Barry Katzen, M.D., founder and chief medical executive of the Institute. “This certification validates the excellence ...
‘Structural Heart’ Treatment: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair with MitraClip Expands Options
Removal from a ventilator was a milestone moment for a patient recovering from parainfluenza in Baptist Hospital’s intensive care unit. But when that patient regressed and had to be reintubated numerous times due to respiratory failure, ...
First in Florida: Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute ‘Reshapes’ Heart in Critical Patient to Improve Blood Flow
A team at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the first in the state, and the first in the Atlantic Southeast, to perform a so-called LIVE (Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement), a minimally invasive procedure that “reshapes” the heart ...
New Procedure at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Prevents Coronary Obstruction When Replacing Heart Valve
Obstruction of the coronary artery, which supplies oxygen-rich blood to the entire heart muscle, is a rare but potentially deadly complication of a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve, one of four valves that regulate ...