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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...

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...

2009-11-02 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 2, 2009, Andrea Natale, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., an electrophysiologist and executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, will be the first physician in the United States to perform an ablation procedure to treat a patient with a cardiac arrhythmia, commonly known as an irregular heart rhythm, using the newly FDA-cleared CARTO® 3 Navigation System. "Imaging...

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...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center has been selected as one of only a few sites in the nation to participate in an FDA-approved clinical trial for a new device to treat persistent atrial fibrillation. TCAI, an international treatment, training and research center specializing in heart rhythm disorders, is a partnership between St. David's Medical Center and Texas Cardiovascular Consultants. "This is just another...

2008-08-13 15:01:02

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, doctors at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center became the first in the nation to implement the CoHesion(TM) 3D Visualization Module -- an enhancement to the state-of-the art Hansen Robotic system used to treat cardiac arrhythmias. With the visualization module, patients undergoing the ablation treatment for heart arrhythmias are exposed to about 30 percent less radiation than without the new technology,...


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