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Heart and Vascular Services


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.  


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. 


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 recently received three-star ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for two categories of heart surgery:

  • Aortic valve replacement (AVR)
  • Aortic valve replacement in combination with coronary artery bypass graft surgery (AVR+CABG)

The three-star rating for patient care and outcomes is the highest possible, and puts Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for cardiac surgery outcomes.


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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