Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine offers advanced diagnosis, treatment and care of cardiovascular disease, from non-invasive diagnostic techniques to emergency procedures.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine has received Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The accreditation recognizes the hospital's expertise in providing quality care to patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.
The national standard of care for heart attack patients is a door-to-balloon time of 90 minutes. This refers to the time a patient arrives at the emergency department to intervention in the cath lab. Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine currently averages significantly lower than national guidelines.
Dedicated Cardiovascular Unit
Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine's comprehensive Cardiovascular Unit is designed to adapt to the individual needs of heart and vascular patients, eliminating the need to move rooms as care requirements change. The 16-bed unit is the first of its kind in Tarrant County and features the universal bed concept where patients stay in one room during their hospitalization with the appropriate level of care brought to them.
The typical cardiovascular patient might change rooms and caregivers more than once during their hospitalization. However, our universal bed concept allows cardiovascular patients to stay in one room during their hospitalization with the appropriate level of care brought to them. Our skilled cardiovascular team has advanced training to care for patients from critical care to discharge, eliminating the need to change rooms or units.
Patients admitted to the Cardiovascular Unit may feel as if they are checking into a luxury hotel. Amenities include modern décor, wireless Internet and flat-screen TVs. Open visitation allows family to be involved throughout the healing process, and each private room includes a sleep sofa to accommodate a family member's stay overnight.
Features of the Cardiovascular Unit
- Flat screen TVs
- Touch screen heart monitors in each room with a centralized monitor at the nurses' station
- Portable pocket monitors for patients to walk around the unit
- Multiple medication rooms for quick access to medications
- Updated nurse-call system in each room
- Work stations with computers both inside and outside patient rooms to more closely monitor patients after surgery
Help for Your Heart
Here are more ways we're caring for your cardiovascular health:
- Our cardiovascular services and emergency department are recognized for their treatment of heart attacks and chest pain.
- Our specialized staff draws upon extensive training and experience to care for you.
- Our heart failure program helps people manage their congestive heart failure.
- Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization and fully digital cardiac and electrophysiology suites suitable for emergency care
- Non-invasive diagnostic techniques including echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and stress testing
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Newborn/Neonatal Cardiovascular surgery
- Interventional closure of atrial septal defects (openings in the heart)
Innovative Treatment Options
- CryoCath Ablation
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm stent grafting
- Diagnostic and Interventional peripheral Angiography
- Therapeutic Hypothermic Treatment
- Carotid artery surgery (Carotid Endarterectomy)
- Carotid Artery Stenting
- Echocardiogram (ECG)/ Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Electrophysiology study with 3-D mapping
- Exercise tolerance test
- Heart valve surgery
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)/Pacemaker
- Open heart surgery
- Cardiac and Peripheral Stents
- 24-hour Holter monitoring
- Varicose vein therapy
- Venous Ultrasound
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Education and Support
After being diagnosed with a heart-related condition, adjusting to your life again can be difficult. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine offers several support and education programs to help you get back on track.
Caring Hearts program, volunteers offer help, encouragement and emotional support to cardiac patients and their families by serving as role models for a healthy recovery from a cardiac event. Pre- and post-interventional visits and pre- and post-surgical visits by a volunteer with a similar history help alleviate anxiety and provide support.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Our 12-week Cardiac Rehabilitation program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday benefits some cardiac patients by laying the groundwork for the development of a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Patients exercise on treadmills and stationary bikes to improve endurance, while being monitored by nurses. Cardiac education classes are also available to provide important information on nutrition, medications, symptoms of heart disease, coping with stress and more.
For more information about Cardiac Rehabilitation, call 817.424.4564.