Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
If you have experienced a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, or have been diagnosed with a lung disorder such as COPD, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano offers rehabilitation services that can help you return to daily life.
Our programs feature a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians and chaplains, working together to coordinate care—at your pace.
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The interventional cardiologists on Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano medical staff are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating heart problems with cardiac catheterization. Whether it is a diagnosis for a heart disorder or an emergency treatment for a guest experiencing chest pain or a heart attack, we can help with your treatment options.
The catheterization specialists on our Plano medical staff are also leaders in innovative techniques and approaches. Advances in surgical and interventional techniques, such as robotic surgery, allow Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano to perform minimally invasive hybrid operations. These complex procedures are performed partly through robotics and partly through catheter-based technology.
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Your psychological health and your heart health are connected. Certain behaviors or factors like depression, stress or loneliness can increase your risk for heart disease. A cardiac diagnosis or recovery from an illness has emotional and social effects too.
Our cardiac psychology services care for you as a whole person. We help prevent and ease the effects of cardiac illness, with the goal of improving your quality of life and overall well-being.
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The cardiothoracic surgery specialists on our medical staff perform open surgery, as well as minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques.
Conditions we treat include:
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- Abdominal aortic aneurysms
- Thoracic aortic aneurysms
- Congenital heart disorders
- Coronary artery disease
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Heart failure
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Heart valve disorders
- Lung cancer
- Tumors of the chest wall, chest and mediastinum
- Ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation
The Heart Rhythm Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Outpatient Services offers outpatient consultation and management of heart rhythm disorders
For arrhythmias requiring surgical intervention, electrophysiologists on the medical staff at our Plano heart hospital offer both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures.
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Emergency cardiac care
The emergency cardiac care department is a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, accredited chest pain center with board-certified emergency room physicians and cardiologists on the medical staff.
We are highly trained in treating and caring for guests experiencing chest pain or a heart attack.
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Living for Zachary heart screening
The Living for Zachary heart screening is a special program created to screen youth ages 12-22 for heart abnormalities that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
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Minimally invasive heart surgery
The expert team of surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is internationally renowned for performing (and even pioneering) some of the most common minimally invasive surgical approaches used today, and we've performed more minimally invasive operations than anywhere else in the region.
We take a minimally invasive approach—whenever possible—to treat heart disorders first to help our patients feel better, faster, while often avoiding a traditional invasive surgical procedure.
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Mitral valve repair procedure
We perform MitraClip® insertion, a type of transcatheter heart valve repair that serves as a viable alternative for those who have been told that they were not good candidates for surgery.
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Outpatient cardiac care
Specialists on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano offer specialized outpatient care—from disease prevention to diagnostics and management—at our outpatient services.
Outpatient Cardiac Care Centers:
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has the largest cardiothoracic robotic surgery program in Texas and is among the few hospitals worldwide that have performed over 1,000 procedures using minimally invasive robotic surgery. This minimally invasive treatment option is available at our heart hospital in Plano for a variety of heart and thoracic conditions and offers many benefits for the patient.
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Supportive palliative care
We offer supportive palliative care services to our patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings to help guide and enhance the experience throughout the treatment process.
Conditions we support include:
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- Heart failure
- Cerebrovascular accidents
- Cardiac amyloidosis
- End-stage coronary artery disease
- Coronary disease
- Valvular heart disease
Vascular and endovascular surgery
The vascular surgery specialists on our medical staff perform open surgery, as well as minimally invasive techniques.
Conditions treated include:
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- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Carotid artery
- Complex aortic cases
- Peripheral artery disease
- Thoracic aneurysms
- Vascular disease
- Venous disease