TAVR clinical research ushering in new era of non-invasive heart care

Nearly 1.5 million people in the United States are estimated to be living with aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the main heart valve that impedes blood flow from the heart. For years, open heart surgery was the best option to remedy this condition in patients, but continued research in the field has led to transcatheter … Continue reading TAVR clinical research ushering in new era of non-invasive heart care

Cardiovascular care services reorganized at Baylor Scott & White Health

With so many treatment options available for cardiovascular conditions, it’s often hard for patients – and sometimes even caregivers – to decide on the approach that best fits. That’s one of the reasons Baylor Scott & White Health has reorganized how cardiovascular care is delivered at its facilities. The goal is to put every patient … Continue reading Cardiovascular care services reorganized at Baylor Scott & White Health

WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Congestive heart failure. Even the name of this chronic heart condition sounds scary. Though heart failure is certainly a very serious disease, advances in prevention and treatment has made it more manageable than ever before. A few decades ago, individuals … Continue reading WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

This heart rhythm disorder affects 3 million Americans: Are you at risk?

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of heart rhythm disorder in the United States and affects about 3 million Americans. It is a chaotic, abnormal rhythm of the upper chambers of the heart. The abnormal rhythm causes the heart to beat chaotically, which many patients find un-comforting. More concerning, atrial fibrillation can allow … Continue reading This heart rhythm disorder affects 3 million Americans: Are you at risk?