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Enrollment opens in Temple and Round Rock for Phase III PSVT trial conducted in an outpatient setting

Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers in Temple and Round Rock have opened enrollment on a study examining the safety and efficacy of Etripamil Nasal Spray in terminating paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). These locations represent two of just four sites across the entire state of Texas that were awarded the trial.

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Innovative heart transplant research using hepatitis C-positive donors

It all started with one very sick patient. Transplant cardiologists Shelley Hall, MD, and Robert Gottlieb, MD, PhD, and cardiothoracic surgeon Gonzo Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD, with Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, faced a difficult situation. A heart transplant was needed for a patient with biventricular heart failure and multiple comorbidities, but her condition made her a poor candidate for bridging mechanical support therapy, like a ventricular assist device (VAD). Even though the Heart Transplant Program in the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute at Baylor University Medical Center is nationally recognized for short donor organ wait times, it was not clear if a suitable donor heart would appear before the patient succumbed to the disease.

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Baylor Scott & White – The Heart Hospital Plano enrolling trials exploring treatment options to repair ascending aortic dissections and lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta

Below are two novel trials exploring conditions of the aorta that are currently enrolling at Baylor Scott & White – The Heart Hospital Plano. These trials leverage our multi-disciplinary team approach, which brings Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeons together in our TAA clinic for collaborative, simultaneous visits with each patient. This approach has proven time and again to better inform decisions surrounding patient care plans and help produce stronger outcomes.

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