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Baylor Heart and Vascular welcomes Dr. Packer

DALLAS December 3, 2015 — Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas announces the appointment of Milton Packer, M.D., as the new Distinguished Scholar in Cardiovascular Science. Dr. Packer's recent study findings now published in latest New England Journal of Medicine. read the release

Dr. Packer's Video Interview

Research Team Publishes Findings on New Heart Failure Drugs That Prolong Patients' Lives

Dr. Packer, Distinguished Scholar, can be reached through Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at 214-820-7500

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Baylor Heart and Vascular Firsts

In addition to opening the first heart-specialty hospital in North Texas, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital has paved the way in heart and vascular care with breakthrough techniques. Just look at these North Texas firsts at Baylor:

  • First coronary balloon angioplasty
  • First vascular balloon angioplasty
  • First abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
  • First carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention
  • First arterial stent
  • First vascular venous stent
  • First implantable defibrillator
  • First atherectomy
  • First coronary atherectomy
  • First combined heart-lung and heart transplantation Domino in Texas
  • First combined heart/kidney transplant in North Texas and fifth in the world
  • First implant of St. Jude stentless valve in the United States after FDA approval
  • First Gamma Radiation seed implant for coronary stent restenosis
  • First percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization
  • First AACVPR-certified cardiac rehabilitation program
  • First modular aortic endovascular stent graft
  • First biventricular pacemaker defibrillator for heart failure
  • First three-dimensional computer mapping system for arrhythmia diagnosis and management
  • First non-surgical vascular bypass (transjugular intrahepatic portosystematic shunt)
  • First carotid stent
  • First arterial catheterization
  • First modular aortic stent graft


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