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Center for Cardiovascular Prevention

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Outpatient Services

Treating heart disease, before it happens

As an award-winning cardiovascular treatment institution, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has been known for more than a decade for its advanced surgical treatment of heart conditions and delivery of quality care.

Now, we are evolving to manage heart disease before it requires treatment. The practice of preventive cardiology is now considered a specialty within cardiovascular medicine and is a critical piece of our spectrum of heart care. Our Center specializes in a prevention-as-treatment philosophy that focuses on identifying and managing warning signs or symptoms of heart disease before they become serious or life-threatening.


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Stopping heart disease
in its tracks

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Rather than treating the disease after it’s become a problem, our focus is on managing the entire cardiovascular system to prevent heart disease from occurring in the first place. Whether you have already been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition or are at risk for developing heart disease because of family history or other factors, we specialize in diagnosing and treating the following conditions.

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol, including familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Coronary artery disease, including heart attack and angina
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Genetic predisposition for cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Coronary artery calcification
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • High triglycerides
  • High lipoprotein(a)
  • High C-reactive protein
  • High coronary artery disease polygenic risk score
  • Blood cancer precursors linked to cardiovascular disease, including clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), clonal cytopenia of undetermined significance (CCUS) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

Diagnostic accuracy and advanced technology

Our diagnostic team performs a comprehensive evaluation and analysis of your individual cardiovascular risk that includes non-invasive diagnostic tests and advanced imaging technology. With our high-resolution cardiac CT angiogram coupled with HeartFlow artificial intelligence algorithms measurement tests, we can pinpoint blockages like never before. Our highly skilled heart team prescribes a unique blend of lifestyle modification recommendations and traditional treatment protocols to create a customized prevention plan that’s right for you.

Our advanced heart diagnostic technology includes:

  • 3-D Echocardiography
  • HeartFlow® fractional flow reserve test (FFR)
  • The 256-Slice GE Revolution CT delivers high-definition imaging across the entire body and provides:
    • Cardiac exams in a single heartbeat without beta blockers
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) planning
    • Brain perfusion and angiography for stroke
  • Executive and corporate health risk assessment, upon request
  • Cardiovascular genetic risk assessment and advanced testing
  • Comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment for diabetic patients
  • Clinical trials in advanced lipid therapy
  • Non-statin alternatives for cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Pre-operative evaluations for patients undergoing surgical procedures


Steve Kindsvater, MD
Vice Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine

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