Cardiovascular Outcomes Report


2017 Outcomes Report for Cardiovascular Services

Innovations at a Glance


  • Leading clinical trials evaluating several forms of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) under study in feasibility clinical trials as a potential therapy for patients with symptomatic, severe mitral regurgitation

  • Utilizing ventricular assist devices for adult congenital heart disease patients who progress to end-stage heart failure using advanced cardiac MRI and CT with 3-D printing technology to help plan surgery and optimize outcomes

  • Among leaders in the country to perfect the ability to map and ablate arrhythmias with 3-D intracardiac echocardiography without ionizing radiation

  • Collaborating with the National Basketball Association establishing a new standard in the detection of cardiac risk among professional athletes

  • One of the first hospitals to offer a dedicated robotic cardiothoracic surgical suite for minimally invasive heart, lung, and esophageal procedures – more than 100 robotic cardiac procedures performed to date

  • Utilizing 4-D £ow MRI with computational £uid dynamics to spare the native valve in patients with ascending aortic aneurysms

  • Leading investigators for the ARCADIA trial studying the role of abnormalities in the structure and function of the heart’s left atrium in stroke patients

  • Among the country’s foremost experts in extended septal myectomy to relieve obstruction of the left ventricular out£ow tract in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • One of four centers participating in a clinical trial to assess a potentially groundbreaking procedure that uses a new device to treat faulty/leaky heart valves, specifically tricuspid regurgitation, and the first in the country to successfully perform the procedure

  • Participating in and leading a large multicenter randomized trial examining the use of a combined surgical and interventional approach (hybrid surgery) to coronary revascularization procedures

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