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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...

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....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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