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Cardiovascular Institute

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Find a heart and vascular specialist

A higher standard of care

The Baylor Scott & White Cardiovascular Institute, located at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, offers all aspects of heart and cardiovascular care in one location. Our team of cardiologists, surgeons, interventio​nal radiologist and other healthcare professionals work together to provide advanced care for heart and vascular conditions.

As part of our dedication, we have achieved the highest level in Chest Pain Center 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 catheterization lab.

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Specialized services

The Baylor Scott & White Cardiovascular Institute offers all aspects of heart care in one location. Our cardiovascular team works together to provide advanced care for heart and vascular conditions.

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Women's Heart Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease

Cardiology

Baylor Scott & White – Temple has been a major teaching and referral center for cardiovascular disease. We have a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates complex heart patients and builds a unique program for the best cardiovascular outcomes.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgical patients are cared for from the very start of their visit through the hospitalization and the post-discharge follow-up of our dedicated cardiovascular staff who report directly to the surgical faculty.

Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) uses advanced technology to provide temporary blood circulation and respiratory support in cases of life-threatening heart or lung failure, while these organs recover from injury, illness or a surgical procedure.

Our ECMO program is composed of surgeons, specially trained ECMO specialists and certified perfusionists who treat patients throughout Central Texas.

The ECMO team can transport patients by ambulance, airplane or helicopter for advanced heart and lung care.

Electrophysiology

As part of the Baylor Scott & White Cardiovascular Institute, our Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) and Pacing team provides you with expert, personalized care and highly specialized services for your heart rate and rhythm problems (arrhythmias).

Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery provides the most comprehensive thoracic surgery care in Central Texas. Our team of highly experienced surgeons and healthcare providers treat a variety of chest disorders, including benign and malignant conditions. All our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and have had years of training and experience.

Women's Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. See how we can help you take control of your heart and vascular health.

Ischemic Heart Disease

Our cardiovascular physicians specifically tailor therapy to find the cause of the cardiac symptoms and effectively treat our patients with ischemic heart disease.

A letter from our physicians​​

The Baylor Scott & White Heart Center, located at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, offers all aspects of heart and cardiovascular care in one location. Our team of cardiologists, surgeons, interventio​nal radiologist and other healthcare professionals work together to provide advanced care for heart and vascular conditions.

As part of the Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Heart Center in Temple achieved the highest level in Chest Pain Center 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 catheterization lab. The Baylor Scott & White Heart Center in Temple currently averages significantly lower than national guidelines.

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