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Congestive Heart Failure Center

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Outpatient Services

Advanced treatment options for heart failure

The congestive heart failure specialists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano​​ take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating guests with heart failure. Patients receive one-on-one, personalized care provided by staff trained in congestive heart failure treatment and management.

The Congestive Heart Failure Center provides advanced treatment options for patients with heart failure​ symptoms who need help managing their condition on a daily basis. The goal is to improve the quality of life for patients facing the day-to-day challenges of heart failure, as well as reducing their hospital re​admissions.

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Support services:​

The goal of the Congestive Heart Failure Center is to help you manage the day-to-day challenges of heart failure, learn about heart failure, understand your medications and the importance of regular follow-up appointments. The heart failure specialists also work closely with you to provide a smooth transition home if you are hospitalized.
  • One-on-one consultation to address your specific needs and concerns
  • Dietary consultation with a registered dietitian to address appropriate nutritional concerns and weight management
  • Social services to help coordinate care and navigate insurance issues​​​​​​​​​
  • At-home care guidance​​​​​​​​​
  • Pharmacist for medication management​​​
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Surgical treatments:​​

As heart failure worsens, lifestyle changes and medicines may no longer control your symptoms. You may need a medical procedure or surgery.

For patients requiring surgical treatment, we coordinate with physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano to provide individualized care.
  • Pacemakers/Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Biventricular Pacemakers
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)
  • Open heart surgery, such as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Intotropic therapy
  • Robotic heart and valve surgery
    • Robotic CABG
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip®​​​
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Ventricular assist sevice program

As heart failure worsens, lifestyle changes and medicines may no longer control your symptoms. You may need a medical procedure or surgery.

For patients with advanced heart failure, the Congestive Heart Failure Center offers innovative destination treatment, including a Ventricular Assist Device Program certified by the Joint Commission.

Led by a medical director who specializes in the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) implantation and a clinical staff that provides personalized follow-up outpatient care post-procedure, the VAD program is the comprehensive solution for patients in need of this level of advanced heart failure treatment.

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Patient referrals

For patients

Referral from your doctor is required. Talk to your doctor to request a patient referral to the Congestive Heart Failure Center.

For physicians

Visit our physician referral site for information about the referral process.

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