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Baylor Scott & White Cottonwood Cardiology Irving

Baylor Scott & White Cottonwood Cardiology​​

Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Cottonwood Cardiology​


At Baylor Scott & White Cottonwood Cardiology, the cardiovascular specialists here diagnose and treat disorders of the heart, which include congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and arrhythmia.

The physicians maintain privileges at several hospitals within the Irving/Grapevine community in an effort to better serve their patients.


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Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Patient Forms
  • Preparing for Your Appointment
  • Appointment Information
  • Patient Education: About Your Heart
  • Patient Education: Diet Tips for Heart Patients
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accepted Insurance

Patient Forms

To ensure that your visit to our office is as convenient and efficient as possible, we are pleased to offer our registration forms online. The patient registration form may be completed electronically and printed for better legibility or completed manually.

Authorization Forms

We do not release your medical information without your authorization.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Before Your Appointment

Depending on the reason for your doctor’s visit, this checklist may help you prepare.

  • Gather documents to bring to your doctor’s visit:
    • Copies of any tests, x-rays, or medical histories relating to your medical problem.
    • Completed medical history questionnaire.
  • A list of all current medications taken on a regular basis, including over-the-counter and herbal medications.
  • Review any special directions from your doctor about diet or medication restrictions prior to your appointment.
  • Ask friends or relatives to accompany you if you wish. Depending on the type of appointment you have, you may need someone to drive you home.
  • Bring a sweater or jacket. Our buildings are kept cool to protect and ensure the proper function of the medical equipment.

During Your Appointment

To make the most of your appointment, be sure to ask your doctor any questions or express any concerns you have.

After Your Appointment​

  • If you need to see another doctor, we will make every effort to schedule additional tests and consultations at the earliest available time.
  • If you need to be hospitalized, we will coordinate admitting arrangements and provide the hospital with information prior to your arrival.

Appointment Information

Canceling an Appointment

Our appointments are confirmed by an automated service. Please listen carefully and follow the prompts to either confirm or cancel your appointment. If you later decide that you are unable to keep your appointment or you are going to be late, please call our office as soon as possible. This courtesy allows us to be of service to other patients.

In Case of Emergency

If you have an urgent problem, you may call our office to schedule an appointment. However, if you feel it is a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Do not delay by calling our office first.

Patient Education: About Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Almost 2,000 Americans die of heart disease each day. That is one death every 44 seconds. The good news is that the death rate from heart disease has been steadily decreasing. Unfortunately, heart disease still causes sudden death and many people die before even reaching the hospital.

About Your Heart

The heart is a hollow, cone-shaped muscle located between the lungs and behind the sternum (breastbone). Two-thirds of the heart is located to the left of the midline of the body and 1/3 is to the right. The average weight of a female human heart is 9 ounces and a male’s heart is 10.5 ounces. The heart comprises less than 0.5 percent of the total body weight. The heart has three layers. The smooth, inside lining of the heart is called the endocardium. The middle layer of the heart muscle is called the myocardium. It is surrounded by a fluid-filled sac call the pericardium.

Chambers and Valves

The heart is divided into four chambers:

  • Right atrium (RA)
  • Right ventricle (RV)
  • Left atrium (LA)
  • Left ventricle (LV)

Each chamber has a sort of one-way valve at its exit that prevents blood from flowing backwards. When each chamber contracts, the valve opens. When it is finished contracting, the valve closes so that blood does not flow backwards.​

  • The tricuspid valve is at the exit of the right atrium.
  • The pulmonary valve is at the exit of the right ventricle.
  • The mitral valve is at the exit of the left atrium.
  • The aortic valve is at the exit of the left ventricle.

When the heart muscle contracts or beats (called systole), it pumps blood out of the heart. The heart contracts in two stages. In the first stage, the right and left atria contract at the same time, pumping blood to the right and left ventricles. Then the ventricles contract together to propel blood out of the heart. Then the heart muscle relaxes (called diastole) before the next heartbeat. This allows blood to fill up the heart again. The right and left sides of the heart have separate functions. The right side of the heart collects oxygen-poor blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs where it picks up oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. The left side of the heart then collects oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it to the body so that the cells throughout your body have the oxygen they need to function properly.

Patient Education: Diet Tips for Heart Patients

Michael Rothkopf, MD, offers dietary tips for keeping your heart healthy.


MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time – before, during or after care is received.

Accepted Insurance

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Medical Services

Baylor Scott & White Cottonwood Cardiology​ offers cardiovascular expertise and heart treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • On-Site Services
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Conditions Treated

On-Site Services

Cardiovascular care provided on-site includes:

  • Exercise stress test
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Holter monitor/Event monitor
  • Carotid artery sonogram
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Ankle brachial index
  • Vascular studies
  • Pacemaker/Defibrillator monitoring

Hospital Procedures

Cardiovascular care provided in a hospital includes:

  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary intervention
  • Peripheral angiography
  • Peripheral intervention
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
  • Percutaneous atrial septal defect closure
  • Cardioversion
  • Tilt table evaluation
  • Catheter ablation
  • Pacemaker insertion
  • Defibrillator insertion​​​​​

Conditions Treated

Conditions treated include:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart attack
  • Congenital heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke


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