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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 Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano received a distinguished three star rating, the highest possible, for quality and patient outcomes from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in four of five heart surgery categories including:

  • Aortic valve replacement (AVR)
  • Aortic valve replacement in combination with coronary artery bypass graft surgery (AVR+CABG)
  • Isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Isolated mitral valve repair and replacement (MVRR)

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton received three stars in two categories:

  • Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG)
  • Aortic Valve Replacement and CABG (AVR + CABG)

Baylor University Medical Center received three stars for isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, rating the benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs in the United States and Canada.

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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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