Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Marc Gibber, M.D., joins Baptist Health as the new medical director and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Baptist Health Bethesda Hospital East.
Board-certified cardiologist Lisa Weiss Forbess, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.
Baptist Health South Florida today announced it has named Tom C. Nguyen, M.D. Chief Medical Executive and Barry T. Katzen Endowed Chair of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, effective this fall.
Women are more likely to have a heart attack without chest pain than men, and they are more likely to experience other symptoms that men don’t. Women also tend to dismiss sporadic chest pain and other subtle symptoms that could be an indicator ...
Joseph McGinn III, M.D., joins Baptist Health as a cardiovascular surgeon, specializing in adult cardiac surgery.
Being a careful consumer, Luis Vicens makes sure he stays informed about his healthcare options. When he learned he needed cardiac bypass surgery for clogged arteries to his heart, he already knew he wanted to pursue the least invasive ...
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health Heart & Vascular Care, has opened an arrhythmia center, according to physicians at Baptist Health.
Sophisticated, real-time imaging during minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures has opened the door on more treatment alternatives for patients who might have had few options in the past.
Baptist Health Baptist Hospital, in south Florida, is being recognized as one of the highest-performing facilities in the country for cardiac surgery after earning a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary ...
Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announces its newest addition of services with the new SmartSpeed Artificial Intelligence software for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of patients from Philips.
Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announces the appointment of Nish Patel, M.D. as the new director of structural heart disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
“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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
The relatively new procedure, performed for the first time in Florida by a multidisciplinary team from Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Miami Cancer Institute, has put a 77-year-old, critically ill heart patient ...
An increasing number of patients at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute with structural heart disease can be treated with the latest trans-catheter (non-surgical) techniques, thanks in part to the growing number of suitable devices.
Known worldwide as an innovative leader in cardiovascular procedures and technology, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute recently unveiled Azurion with FlexArm: a new advance in imaging technology designed to make it easier for doctors ...
Dr. Anthony Fauci and a panel of public health experts gathered live to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida and answer questions about the vaccines.
Medical and sports cardiologist Eli Friedman, M.D., FACC, joins Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Friedman serves as the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s medical director of sports cardiology.
Medical researchers continue to connect COVID-19 infections to lingering inflammation of the heart muscle, which can lead to serious cardiac issues.
Ramon Quesada, M.D., medical director of the Structural Heart and Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Programs at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, performed the MitraClip procedure while Dr. Elias provided the intraoperative ...
When a simple walk down the block caused severe leg pain, a South Florida man turned to the experts at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute for help. The patient became the first in the region to take part in a clinical trial to bypass extensive ...
Joseph McGinn, M.D., chief of cardiac surgery at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, who pioneered a minimally invasive approach to bypass surgery, using the “McGinn Technique.”
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute recently began offering a less traumatic, minimally invasive approach to cardiac bypass surgery procedure.
Just how open is open heart surgery and how have new techniques improved? Not just results, but recovery times as well. We'll get to the heart of heart surgery on this episode of Baptist Health Talk.