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Tiny, life-saving device gives big hope to HCA Healthcare heart failure patients

HCA Healthcare affiliate Austin Heart is the second highest enrolling research site in the nation for a trial of a new technology that helps improve the quality of life for heart failure patients. The pioneering system is called CardioMEMS and it allows caregivers in the Texas-based physician practice to monitor patients remotely through a sensor…
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10 HCA Healthcare hospitals ranked among nation’s top 100

We are proud to announce that 10 of the best-performing hospitals in the nation are a part of the HCA Healthcare family. IBM Watson Health published its 100 Top Hospitals annual study on Monday, identifying the top hospitals in the U.S. based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data. HCA Healthcare affiliate hospitals named to…
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HCA Healthcare welcomes its first babies of 2019

Hospitals across the HCA Healthcare system welcomed the first babies of 2019, celebrating the arrival of one newborn just 14 minutes into the new year. Gracelyn Karpov was born at 12:14 a.m. at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. The 6-pound, 9-ounce baby girl shares a unique birthday with her mother, Leslie,…
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How to avoid holiday heart this New Year’s Eve

A new study shows the risk of heart attacks increase significantly during the winter holiday season. During a 15-year period, Swedish researchers discovered the chance of a heart attack were 15 percent higher than usual on Christmas, 37 percent higher on Christmas Eve, and 20 percent higher on New Year’s day. This isn’t surprising to…
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Four HCA Healthcare hospitals among top teaching hospitals in the country

Four HCA Healthcare hospitals were named Top Teaching Hospitals of the Year by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit watchdog organization. HCA-affiliates MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida, Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, all were…
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Young AFib patient reflects on successful treatment at St. David’s Medical Center

Five years ago, Ryan Wiseman was in the prime of his life. “I was thinking I was on top of the world,” Wiseman said. “I was keeping myself in shape. I was taking care of myself mentally and physically. My relationship was solid.” Then, during a routine medical exam while serving in the military in…
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