Cardiologists from the Structural and Congenital Heart Center and Cardiac Surgeons at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine have reported what is believed to be the very first patient with heart failure and a blood clot to undergo a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement using CT (computed tomography) fusion imaging, a technique that employs two different imaging modalities.
Atlantic Health System has announced the opening of the Atlantic Aortic Center at Morristown Medical Center, under the direction of cardiac surgeon Benjamin Stephen van Boxtel, MD. U.S. News & World Report ranks Morristown Medical Center as “#1 in New Jersey” and a top 40 program nationally for Cardiology and Heart Surgery. Morristown Medical Center is also ranked as New Jersey’s best hospital.
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery is a safer procedure than indicated by current surgical risk scores, according to a study published in Innovations, the journal of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, led by Joseph Lamelas, M.D., chief and program director of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Miami Health System.
In the midst of the extraordinary health challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor Scott & White Health remains committed to quality, safe care and helping Texas communities navigate the uncertainty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Today, this commitment to safety and quality is recognized as U.S. News & World Report releases its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list.