Conditions & Treatments
Delray Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Palm Beach County to acquire the Magellan™ Robotic System, which enables physicians to perform complex, yet minimally invasive, endovascular procedures with extraordinary accuracy.
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually. Plaque grows within the walls of the coronary arteries until the blood flow to the heart’s muscle is limited. It may be chronic, narrowing the coronary artery over time, or can be acute, resulting from a sudden rupture of plaque and formation of a blood clot. Over time, the disease can lead to heart failure, an irregular heartbeat or an arrhythmia can develop.
When patients have damaged and enlarged heart tissue from heart disease their own hearts ability to pump oxygen rich blood in sufficient amounts can be severely reduced. This lack of oxygen to organs and tissues can result in problems with kidneys and liver function along with many of the troublesome symptoms of heart failure.
Transcatheter therapies can offer new options for patients suffering from severe aortic and mitral valve disease. These patients frequently present with severely damaged additional organ systems, including heart and renal failure. Transcatheter procedures are a new treatment option for a subgroup of cardiac patients at high risk of morbidity and mortality with open heart surgery.
Approximately 3 million Americans experience atrial fibrillation each year. Atrial fibrillation may or may not cause symptoms. Some people with the disorder can have palpitations, chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, or confusion.