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Heart and Vascular Care

​​​​​​​​​Your Heart Is in Good Hands

Heart and vascular disease affects many College Station-area families. In fact, coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death of Central Texans. Vascular disease, any condition that affects the blood vessels, arteries and veins of the circulatory system, also is on the rise. Anticipating this trend and committed to offering comprehensive heart and vascular care to area residents, the region of Baylor Scott & White – College Station is growing our investment in keeping hearts healthy in the region.

Throughout the region of Baylor Scott & White – College Station, experienced cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, electrophysiologist and interventional cardiologists apply advanced diagnostic testing and digital imaging technology to provide a wide variety of treatment options ranging from minimally invasive interventional procedures to complex cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries.

We offer the following services:

  • Echocardiogram – An imaging system that uses sound waves to take a picture of your heart used to identify heart disease.
  • Stress Testing - A stress test is used to determine how your heart responds to stress, using either a treadmill or medication to exercise your heart.
  • Electrophysiology – Focused on studying electrical activity and rhythm of the heart, including interventions such as pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac ablation.
  • Peripheral and Cardiac Catheterization – A procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease with the goal of improving blood flow to your heart to your heart or extremities.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation – An exercise program to help improve the health of your heart, supervised by medical professionals in the hospital and outpatient setting.
  • Congestive Heart Failure Program – Dedicated to managing your care after discharge from the hospital through extensive education and medication management together with nursing support.
  • Open Heart Surgery – A surgery where the chest is cut open to fix damaged muscles, arteries or valves of the heart. Common examples are coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).
  • Device Management - The device clinic manages and monitors the way your pacemaker or defibrillator functions, in addition to placing short-term cardiac monitors which look for abnormal heart beats.
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) & Valve Clinic – A minimally invasive procedure to replace an aortic valve that does not function properly, called aortic stenosis. Traditionally, treating aortic stenosis has required open heart surgery. Significant advancements in cardiovascular medicine allow this procedure to be performed in a Catheterization Lab without open heart surgery and shorter recovery times.

We can treat the following illnesses:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis – Arteriosclerosis occurs when the blood vessels become thick and stiff, which can restrict blood flow to your organs and tissues. Over time, this can lead to the hardening of the walls of your arteries. Atherosclerosis is a specific type of Arteriosclerosis which refers to the buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances within artery walls – commonly referred to as plaque – that can restrict blood flow. These plaques can burst, leading to a blood clot and heart attack. Both can be diagnosed by a heart catheterization.
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Heart and Vascular Providers:

  • Gadiel Berrio, MD
  • William Gray, DO
  • Daniel Larsen, MD
  • Bao Le, DO
  • James M. Kirby, MD
  • Larry Price, DO
  • Charles H. Smith, MD
  • Curtis Stauffer, MD, FACC
  • Kristin Spicer, FNP
  • Danielle Smith, FNP-C

For more information about the heart and vascular services we offer at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station, call 979.207.4600

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