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Heart and Vascular

​At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving, you can expect quality advanced care, diagnosis and treatment of heart and cardiovascular disease. The specialized Cardiology professionals on our staff take a team approach to rapid treatment of heart attacks, while our specialized services and innovative treatment options equip us to take on cardiology-related situations, from non-invasive diagnostic techniques to emergency procedures.

Nationally Accredited Heart Care Program

We are proud to announce that Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving has earned both Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center accreditation and Heart Failure accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Also, our cardiac rehabilitation program has received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. At Baylor Scott & White – Irving, these honors reaffirm our commitment to improving patient outcomes while continuing to provide, safe, quality, compassionate heart care.

Arrhythmia Center

The Arrhythmia Center at Baylor Scott & White – Irving has the capabilities to help pinpoint a variety of problems.

The Arrhythmia Center brings together cardiovascular expertise and medical technology to treat irregular cardiac rhythms that affect the heart's ability to pump blood. Electrophysiology studies performed in the electrophysiology suite determine the location and cause of the arrhythmia.

Treatments offered include:

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Catheter ablation
  • Pacemakers
  • Implanted cardioverter defibrillators

Baylor Scott & White – Irving is among the first hospitals to use stereotaxis technology to treat chronic arrhythmias. This technology precisely locates the irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia inside a beating heart, allowing cardiologists to treat the arrhythmia, and potentially freeing patients from life-long medication use.

To learn more about the arrhythmia services or to find a physician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – Irving​, please call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627).

Thoracic Surgery

Providing Highly Specialized Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Options

Cardiac Surgical For High-risk Patients:

  • Innovative valve replacement or repair
  • Valve salvage procedure
  • Atrial fibrillation interventions
  • Intervention for complications of myocardial infarction
  • Intervention for thoracic great vessel disease
  • Pericardial disease intervention
  • Mediastinal disease intervention
  • Chronic aortic disease
  • Total aortic cross clamping with cir arrest
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Left ventricular assist device placement
  • Interventions for congestive heart failure
  • Implantable heart assist devices for destination therapy

Basic Cardiac Surgery:

  • Coronary bypass
  • Off pump coronary bypass
  • Valve replacement and repair
  • Care of aortic dissection or aneurysm
  • Cardiac trauma
  • Pericardial window

For more information or a physician referral, please call 1.844.BSWDOCS.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Baylor Scott & White – Irving has received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification means that our program has met high quality standards put in place by the AACVPR for providing cardiac rehabilitation services for our patients.

About our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Have you been recently diagnosed with a heart problem? Have you just experienced a heart attack, angioplasty or bypass surgery? Are you and your family wondering about the next step in your recovery? Baylor can provide you with an answer. By participating in cardiac rehabilitation, you can start yourself on the road to recovery.

What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation's main goal is to assist you in developing a healthy lifestyle plan. Your plan will include major components of physical activity, education, stress management and nutrition counseling.

Monitored physical activity allows you to increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs, strengthen your body's muscles, and at the same time, help you gain the confidence you need to return to the daily activities you most enjoy. Activity sessions are designed to meet your personal needs, interests and abilities.

How Will I Benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Based upon each individual's personal goals, the benefits received from cardiac rehabilitation may vary. Your benefits may include:

  • Strengthening and conditioning of your heart and lungs
  • Controlling your weight and lowering your total cholesterol levels
  • Understanding your medications, the signs and symptoms of heart disease and when to seek medical attention
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Laying the groundwork for the development of a healthier lifestyle
  • Reducing your symptoms and chances of experiencing another cardiac event
  • An earlier return to work and daily activities
  • Developing coping and stress reduction skills, as well as relaxation techniques
  • Providing emotional support for you and your family

How Does the Program Work?

Our program is carefully designed to accommodate the individual needs of every cardiac patient. Participants typically spend three to 12 weeks in cardiac rehabilitation, attending three sessions per week. The length of your program may depend upon your goals, the progress of your recovery or your physician's recommendation.

During the activity sessions, the cardiac rehabilitation program team will monitor you with an electrocardiograph (ECG) telemetry unit that will keep them informed of how you and your heart are reacting and adapting to activity. You'll also learn how to take your pulse, determine your exercise intensity and exercise at a level that allows you to receive maximum benefits.

How Do I Get Started?

Contact the Heart and Vascular Wellness Center at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving by calling 972.579.4260 for assistance with your program. Entrance into the program will require a physician referral. If you feel you could benefit from Baylor Scott & White – Irving's cardiac rehabilitation services, discuss the program with your physician and request a referral.

The Heart and Vascular Wellness Center is located on the Baylor Scott & White – Irving campus at 2001 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 140, Irving, TX 75061, 972.579.4260.

For more information about the cardiovascular services at Baylor Scott & White – Irving or for a physician referral, please call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627) or search our online physician directory.

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