February 1, 2023

New revolutionary treatment for patients with heart disease

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pbg-mapPalm Beach Gardens , Fla. – New technology is providing a revolutionary approach to the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.
The innovative device is inserted into a patient’s clogged artery to keep it open and restore blood flow, and then gradually disappears in about three years. It is made of naturally dissolving material and is designed to reduce the risk of future blockages that can occur with traditional metal stents.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida is the only hospital from Miami to Jacksonville to commercially utilize the Abbott Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold in the treatment of coronary artery disease.
With the addition of this new treatment option, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers hope to those suffering from a heart condition that is a leading cause of death worldwide. While metal stents are permanent implants and can restrict vessel motion, the Absorb stent is made of a dissolving polymer, similar to dissolving sutures, allowing the artery to pulse and flex naturally.
“As one of the major centers of cardiac care in the area, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is proud to currently be one of only six hospitals in Florida offering this groundbreaking device,” said CEO Jeffrey M. Welch. “We are dedicated to the treatment of coronary artery disease and continuously strive to stay at the forefront of new advancements that can have an impact on our patients’ lives.”
According to published studies, the Absorb bioresorbable stent has demonstrated comparable short-term and mid-term outcomes to the leading metallic stent, Abbott’s Xience drug eluting stent. Since there is no metal involved, the treated artery can potentially reacquire its normal shape, allowing the vessel to grow.
“The Absorb bioresorbable stent treats coronary artery disease without committing people to a permanent metal implant—giving them peace of mind and helping them get back to their daily lives without the concern of having a permanent metallic implant,” said Deepak Nath, Ph.D., senior vice president, vascular, Abbott. “We’re very excited to bring the promise of Absorb to patients in the United States.”
As the first hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to perform open-heart surgery, The Heart and Vascular Institute at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center remains one of the area’s top heart hospitals. With a team that consists of highly skilled cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, pharmacists and other clinical staff, the hospital has performed over 16,000 open-heart surgeries and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations to date.
To ensure optimal patient selection and implant technique, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s interventional cardiology team underwent extensive training on the new Absorb device. For more information about the hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute, please call toll-free – 1-855-836-3846 or email: [email protected]
About Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a 199-bed acute care hospital serving the medical and healthcare needs of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for more than 45 years. The hospital was the first in Palm Beach County to perform open-heart surgery and has since remained one of the area’s leading heart hospitals, having performed over 16,000 open-heart surgeries and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations to date.

The Heart & Vascular Institute at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiac care including the minimally invasive procedures, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip. The hospital is also the first in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County to adopt the new minimally invasive convergent approach, designed to reduce procedure times and improve early outcomes for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Additional services include orthopedics and joint replacement, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, diagnostic imaging, general and robotic surgery, an Epilepsy Program and 24-hour emergency care. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s Emergency Department offers all private rooms and is equipped with technology to help increase patient comfort, reduce wait times and provide up-to-the-minute patient status, as well as immediate access to film-based radiological images, interpretations and related data. The hospital’s Epilepsy Program is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County to have a dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for patients in need of further assessment.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for four years in a row and by Healthgrades® as a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 consecutive years (2007-2016). The hospital was also named by Healthgrades® as one of the 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2016, and was the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for three years in a row (2013-2015). Additionally, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and received its sixth consecutive “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠.

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