New Technologies for Aortic and Valve Repair
Joseph S. Coselli, M.D, also leads the division’s participation in several clinical trials focused on new devices that may improve surgeons’ ability to treat complex aortic and valvular disease.
Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients
The Marfan Foundation and Baylor College of Medicine are conducting the multicenter Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients (AVOMP) study to compare the outcomes of aortic valve-sparing versus valve-replacing procedures in individuals with Marfan syndrome.
Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network
As a Core Clinical Center (CCC) for the NIH/NHLBI-funded Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN). Led by our chair Todd K. Rosengart, M.D. and Ravi Ghanta, M.D., the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is one of 30 highly experienced cardiothoracic surgical centers participating in the CTSN Tricuspid Repair Trial entitled “Evaluating the Benefit of Concurrent Tricuspid Valve Repair during Mitral Surgery”. In addition, Baylor has been selected as a trial site for the CTSN “Anticoagulation for New-Onset Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation after CABG (CTSN PACES Trial). Both of these trials address fundamental questions in the surgical management of ischemic and valvular heart disease, building on the legacy of innovation in cardiovascular surgery at Baylor.