Game Changers  
    Volume VIII, Issue 30 | July 26, 2019    
 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
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1st in Florida: Team at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Implants New Device to Replace Aortic Valve   
A team at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the first in Florida, and the second in the Southeast U.S., to perform an aortic valve replacement on a patient using a new device, the Lotus Edge, which was recently approved by the FDA. Primarily designed for high-risk patients with severe "stenosis," or narrowing of the aortic valve opening, the Lotus Edge was approved in April. The Institute's team was led by Ramon Quesada, MD, medical director of the Structural Heart and Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Programs at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, and interventional cardiologist Bernardo Lopez-Sanabria, MD. Dr. Quesada served as a principal investigator in the clinical trials of the Lotus system prior to the approval. In the Institute's first "transcatheter aortic valve replacement," or TAVR, using the Lotus Edge, Drs. Quesada and Lopez-Sanabria were assisted by Niberto Moreno, MD, emeritus chief of cardiothoracic surgery, who also served as an investigator in the trials, and Elliott Elias, MD, a cardiologist with a focus on interventional echocardiography at the Institute. The patient, Rafael Ponce, 80, is recovering well after the Lotus Edge was implanted to replace his diseased aortic valve. He had been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis.
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Jupiter Medical Center Launches New AI Technology
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Jupiter Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Palm Beach County to use Triton, a product of Gauss Surgical that uses artificial intelligence to measure blood loss during childbirth in real time to assist doctors and nurses in timely recognition and intervention for postpartum hemorrhage. Maternal mortality and morbidity are on the rise in the U.S. and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed postpartum hemorrhage as one of the three most common preventable pregnancy complications. Accurate, timely estimation of blood loss can assist in the recognition of hemorrhage and enable early intervention. Triton enables doctors to determine during, and after childbirth, if a patient needs additional treatment or possibly requires a blood transfusion. The system, which has been used in the hospital's Florence A. De George Obstetrics Unit for the past year, has proven to be a tremendous asset for both patients and clinicians.
Nicklaus Children's LifeFlight Critical Care Transport Program Achieves CAMTS Accreditation  
Nicklaus Children's Hospital's LifeFlight critical care transport program has achieved full three-year accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). LifeFlight is the only pediatric neonatal team in Florida to achieve this standing. CAMTS offers a program of voluntary evaluation of compliance with accreditation standards demonstrating the ability to deliver service of a specific quality. Accreditation standards address issues of patient care and safety in fixed and rotary-wing services as well as ground inter-facility services providing critical care transports.