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Daniel T. Lackland, Dr.P.H. discusses new guidelines from the American Heart Association on hypertension. Including, new definition of stage 1 hypertension, the importance of at-home testing, and the value of combination therapies.
Brian A. Houston, M.D., discusses extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for the prolonged support of adults with cardiac or respiratory failure or for the treatment of those who have undergone or are undergoing cardiac arrest.
Thanks to improved treatments, patients with cancer are living longer. Some of those treatments, however, are associated with cardiotoxicities that can put patients at risk for heart problems.
Thoracic aneurysms occur when the walls of the aorta in the chest weaken and bulge, enabling blood to accumulate. If left untreated, they can rupture, causing massive blood loss and often death.
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MUSC Health is the first hospital in South Carolina to offer a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device that reduces stroke risk for high-risk patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is characterized by erratic beating of the heart’s upper chambers (atria), often leading to a very rapid heart rate and impeding blood flow from the atria into the lower chambers of the heart.
For decades, physicians making decisions about how to treat coronary artery disease (CAD) have relied on cardiac angiography, which requires cardiac catheterization
Device enables visulation of cardiac tissue during ablation and safety of VGLB ablation vs standard irrigated radiofrequency ablation (RFA) during catheter ablation of AF.
Since the introduction of computed Tomography (CT) four decades ago, physicians have sought to balance the benefit of this unequaled diagnostic tool with its downside of radiation exposure.
The MUSC Health Heart and Vascular Center offers more heart disease specialists and treatment options and treats more heart patients than any other medical center in the state.Treating such a high volume of patients has deepened our expertise and led to outstanding outcomes. Our rates of complications and hospital readmissions are lower than national averages. Our nationally recognized specialists share their experience and knowledge with cardiologists from around the world and also teach the next generation of heart experts who receive training in cardiology and cardiac surgery right here at MUSC Health. As South Carolina’s only medical research and training institution, we are able to offer patients the chance to participate in clinical research projects including clinical trials of new drugs, devices and approaches to heart disease.