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Alternatives for AFib Patients Expand as Left Atrial Appendage Closure Advances

In patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are at risk for bleeding, left atrial appendage closure is often considered instead of oral anticoagulation as a possibility to reduce the risk of stroke. As left atrial appendage closure options have expanded to include new occlusion devices in recent years, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has responded through a team approach.

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Dedicated Center Takes Proactive Approach to Thoracic Aortic Disease

In patients with risk factors or symptoms of thoracic aortic disease, early identification and management often provide for expanded treatment options and a reduction in acute events. The Aortic Center, a part of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano’s Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care, offers a comprehensive, proactive approach to diagnosing, monitoring and treating these conditions.

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As Joint Replacements Grow More Popular and Seniors Continue to Live Longer, More Patients May Need Revision Surgeries

When arthritis and other conditions attack the hips, knees and other joints, exercise, hobbies – even a quick stroll across the house – can bring agony. For most patients, joint replacement is a life-changing experience, restoring normal range of motion and allowing a return to normal routines. And as the population ages, the number of replacement surgeries is on the rise.

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Fenestrated Stent Grafts Expand Options for Endovascular Repair of AAA

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is one of a few centers in the region currently offering fenestrated stent grafts for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair​. When there is not enough room between the renal arteries and the AAA for a standard endovascular graft to function properly, a fenestrated stent graft may provide another option.

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