Heart & Vascular


A Dangerous Dose of Energy?

It’s the time of year when getting fit tops many resolution lists.  But reaching for that energy drink to get you prepped for exercise may...

January 6, 2014 / 4 min read


New iCT Scanner Is Patient-Friendly

Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s leading killer of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a leader in CT imaging, Baptist...

December 6, 2013 / 2 min read


Heart Valve Repair without Surgery Now FDA-Approved

Several clinical trials conducted, in part, at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, have lead to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of an...

October 31, 2013 / 1 min read


Who Benefits from a ‘Polypill’? Research Points...

While scientists work to develop a single pill that will reduce the overall risk of heart attacks and heart disease, research led by senior investigator...

October 23, 2013 / 3 min read


Life With Irregular Heartbeats

Do you know the truth about AFib? Those four letters form a catchy abbreviation for atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat. Every...

September 19, 2013 / 3 min read


Get Stroke Smart

Baptist and South Miami Hospitals are part of a countywide Stroke Network, a collaboration with the Fire Officers Association of Miami-Dade, aimed at getting the...

September 3, 2013 / 2 min read


Puppy Love, Healthy Hearts

Does stress have you on a short leash? Getting a watchdog may help. Fido, the family pet, can help guard your heart from the ill...

August 21, 2013 / 2 min read


Bush Gets Stent for Blocked Artery

Former president George W. Bush had a stent placed in an artery to his heart to unblock it and restore blood flow, his spokesperson announced...

August 6, 2013 / 2 min read


5 Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation

Missing your beauty rest? Sleepless nights leave more than dark eye circles. Sleep deprivation is linked to a growing list of chronic conditions and illnesses,...

July 19, 2013 / 3 min read


Baptist Health Hospitals Again Named to Prestigious...

Much like movie industry executives await the Oscar nomination list every January, hospitals look forward to July, when U.S. News & World Report releases its...

July 16, 2013 / 2 min read