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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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Defeating the silent killer: HCA Healthcare’s groundbreaking heart surgery

This is a first!   It’s the perfect bookend to American Heart Month. In a medical first, an HCA Healthcare heart surgeon performed four different procedures in a single operation and saved the life of a Mississippi man. Dr. John Breaux, a cardiothoracic surgeon at affiliate Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical…
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Smaller Cardiac-Monitoring Device Boosts Data Collection

Cardiac event recorders help doctors and nurses monitor a heart’s electrical activity outside of the care setting. And as these  recorders have become more common, they’ve also started getting smaller. A new, implantable monitoring device is helping improve cardiac and stroke care by detecting potential problems before an event occurs. It  is a loop recorder…
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