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2014-03-21 20:21:45

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center Part of Clinical Trial to Study Device, Leading to FDA Approval in February AUSTIN, Texas, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 26, 2014, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center became the first facility in the United States to use the ThermoCool(®) SmartTouch(®) Catheter after it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month. The procedure was performed...

2014-03-19 20:21:19

Small, Wireless Monitor Provides Long-Term Remote Monitoring to Help Physicians Diagnose and Monitor Irregular Heartbeats AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 27, 2014, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center was among the first in the United States to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient. The Reveal LINQ ICM is the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. The...

2013-07-22 20:21:07

AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In May 2013, St. David's Medical Center was the first hospital in Central Texas to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification--the highest level of recognition--from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The DSHS' stroke designation program is designed to improve patient outcomes, as well as reduce the morbidity, mortality and economic burden of stroke in Texas by providing timely medical intervention. "State stroke...

2013-05-10 16:24:03

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In May 2013, Andrea Natale, M.D., F.H.R.S., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C., cardiac electrophysiologist and executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center, celebrates five years of leadership at TCAI--an international treatment, training and research center specializing in heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Natale, a world-renowned expert in the field of electrophysiology, has led approximately 75 clinical...

2013-04-23 16:24:27

AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In February 2013, St. David's Medical Center became the first hospital in Central Texas to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification by DNV Healthcare, one of the leading accrediting agencies in the United States. Comprehensive Stroke Centers offer the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic region. "Our cerebrovascular team is proud to have earned this distinguished certification," Johanna Morton, M.D., vascular...

2011-03-28 16:57:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 25, 2011, St. David's Medical Center was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency. This is the second consecutive year that St....

2010-08-31 11:11:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib) -- a type of heart rhythm disorder that affects the electrical system, or "wiring," of the heart muscle -- is often referred to as the "silent killer," and can suddenly trigger a massive, debilitating stroke or even death. During September -- National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month -- physicians at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center are working to raise awareness about...

2010-03-29 15:42:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 29, 2010, St. David's Medical Center was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency. "We are honored to have been chosen as one of the top...

2009-03-03 10:38:00

New Technology Used to Treat Abnormal Heart Rhythms AUSTIN, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center became the first in the United States to utilize the long-awaited NaviStar(R) RMT ThermoCool(R) Catheter to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, since the new technology received FDA approval on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. The NaviStar(R) RMT ThermoCool(R) Catheter for radiofrequency (RF) ablation is...

2008-10-27 12:00:29

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- St. David's HealthCare today announced the launch of The TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) Center for Stroke Prevention at St. David's Medical Center -- the first of its kind in Central Texas -- in an effort to reduce the significant risk of a subsequent stroke after TIA. A TIA is a "warning stroke" or "mini stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce a patient's risk of a major stroke....