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DHR Health first hospital in South Texas to offer the latest, Cutting-edge heart valve replacement

DHR Health first hospital in South Texas to offer the latest, Cutting-edge heart valve replacement

EDINBURG - DHR Health is expanding its expertise in cardiac care through the formation of the DHR Health Structural Heart, Valve and Endovascular Institute, the first in the Rio Grande Valley to offer comprehensive treatments, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip Procedure) and the Left Atrial Appendage Closure (WATCHMAN). With heart disease affecting 48 percent of adults in America, Norman Ramirez, M.D., F.A.C.C., Chief Medical Officer and Physician Executive (Heart and Vascular Institute) at DHR Health, is pleased that individuals in the Rio Grande Valley who suffer from AFib, Mitral Regurgitation, Severe Aortic Stenosis, will now have a variety of options for treatment.

Hidalgo County Commissioners Court suspends operations starting 3/30

Hidalgo County Commissioners Court suspends operations starting 3/30

EDINBURG –Hidalgo County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend normal operations beginning Monday, March 30 because of “events beyond the control of the County,” related to the pandemic of COVID-19. The order will remain in effect until Monday, April 27. The suspension of normal operations includes a provision in which county elected officials and department heads will determine how many employees must stay – and which ones – so that the essential functions of county government may continue. County officials are using guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other resources in assessing critical functions.

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