The Patient Transfer Center is your direct line to saving a life. It provides your patient access to quality surgical intervention at a high-volume cardiac surgery center – either Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health – where operative mortality is significantly lower than at low-volume centers.*
Surgeons on the medical staff are on call 24/7 to receive acute aortic emergencies, such as:
- Acute Type A or B Dissection
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
An acute aortic dissection emergency has a mortality rate of 1 percent each hour that treatment is delayed. Left untreated, this emergency has a mortality rate of 21 percent at day one, 74 percent at day 14 and 93 percent at one year.**
* Mani Arsalan, MD, John J. Squiers, BSE, Morley A. Herbert, PhD, Juan C. MacHannaford, MD, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis, MD, Syma L. Prince, RN, BSN, Baron L. Hamman, MD, Cathy Knoff, RN, MBA, David O. Moore, MD, Katherine B. Harrington, MD, J. Michael DiMaio, MD, Michael J. Mack, MD, William T. Brinkman, MD, Comparison of Outcomes of Operative Therapy for Acute Type A Aortic Dissections Provided at High-Volume Versus Low-Volume Medical Centers in North Texas. American Journal of Cardiology, October 2016.
** Hirst AE Jr, Johns VJ Jr, Kime SW Jr, Dissecting aneurysm of the aorta: A review of 505 cases. Medicine (Baltimore) 1958; 37:217-79.