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Heart and Vascular Services

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia). Arrhythmias can be complex medical conditions with effects ranging from annoying to life-threatening.   Once diagnosed with an arrhythmia, our team collaborates with you and your physician to develop an appropriate treatment approach. Although some arrhythmias can be managed by medication, others may require catheter-based procedures and surgery.  

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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists diagnose and treat heart conditions using minimally invasive techniques often involving catheters, which are small, flexible tubes inserted into the body.  Whether it is a diagnosis for a heart disorder or an emergency treatment for a patient experiencing chest pain or a heart attack, we can help with your treatment options.

Unlike surgery, which requires large incisions, cardiac catheterization involves inserting a catheter, a thin flexible tube, through a small nick in the groin or wrist and guiding it to the arteries of the heart. This usually means you have less discomfort, heal faster and get back to your life more quickly than with open heart surgery. Treatments such as angioplasty, stenting, balloon valvuloplasty and TAVR, mitral valve replacement or repair are performed in the cath lab. 

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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery specialists on our medical staff perform “open heart surgery”, as well as minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques.  Open heart surgery - refers to heart surgical procedures where the chest is opened, and the heart is stopped to repair or replace tissue, muscle, valves or arteries of the heart.  Treatment can include bypass surgery, aortic surgery, valve surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart failure, and congenital heart disease surgery.  

Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, and Baylor Scott & White Temple were recently awarded the highest star rating, 3-Stars in Isolated CABG by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for January 1, 2018 – June 20, 2019.  Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital was also awarded three stars for isolated aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR), and AVR plus CABG surgery.  The hospital is among the top 3% of all hospitals nationwide.

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Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is performed to treat conditions such as peripheral artery disease, aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease,  thrombolysis, venous stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome and varicose veins.

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