Heart Care You Can Count On
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton is here for your heart. The focus of our heart and vascular care program is to get patients with conditions affecting the heart and vascular system back to living life to its fullest. The cardiologists and vascular surgeons on our medical staff–along with other members of our highly trained heart care team–understand the importance of providing accurate diagnoses, effective treatments and the right skills to manage heart and vascular disease.
Expanded Services Now Available
Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton is dedicated to serving the health care needs of Carrollton. In that endeavor, we continue to expand services that are important to you. Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton is proud to announce the opening of our cardiac catheterization lab in February 2013. This means that Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton now offers advanced diagnosis, treatment and care of cardiovascular disease, from non-invasive diagnostic techniques to emergency procedures.
Carrollton residents will benefit from the addition of services when both planned and emergency heart care is needed. Patients seeking immediate medical attention when they experience heart-related symptoms benefit from early intervention, and now, that is closer than ever.
When You Have a Heart Emergency, Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton Is Ready
Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton takes a team approach to rapidly treating heart attacks. We are dedicated to providing advanced, quality care to patients with chest pain.
Our heart and vascular capabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Echocardiography Lab
- EKG/Stress Lab
- Vascular Lab
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Heart and Vascular Services
Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton offers a variety of services for those concerned about cardiac, vascular and pulmonary health. With our advanced medical equipment and experienced medical staff you can expect quality care.
- Echocardiogram (with or without contrast)
- Stress Echocardiogram
- Dobutamine Echocardiogram
- Trans Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
- Exercise Treadmill Testing
- Venous Doppler Upper and Lower Extremities - Includes Vein Mappings
- Arterial Doppler Upper and Lower Extremities - Includes Graft and Aneurysm Evaluations
- Segmental Pressures Upper and Lower Extremities - Available with Exercise
- Carotid Doppler
Adult and Pediatric Pulmonary Function Lab:
- Complete Pulmonary Function Testing
- Spirometry Testing
- Arterial Blood Gases (ABG)
- Methacholine Challenge Testing
- Cold Air Challenge
- Incentive Oscillometry Breathing Test (IOS)
- Full Cardiopulmonary Stress Test
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure (CHF), is a progressive condition in which the heart's muscle becomes weakened and cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs. The heart keeps pumping, but not as efficiently as a healthy heart. Usually, the heart's diminished capacity to pump reflects a progressive, underlying condition. Nearly 5 million Americans are living with heart failure, and 400,000 to 700,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart and diseases of the lymph vessels—the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels such as the brain, heart, and legs, may not receive adequate blood flow for ordinary function. However, the legs and feet are most commonly affected, thus the name peripheral vascular disease.