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Heart and Vascular

We’re proud of our strong reputation as a leader in treating cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure.

Baylor Scott & White Health has delivered advanced heart and vascular care for more than half a century, pioneering numerous innovative cardiac techniques along the way.

The cardiologists and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeons here are recognized as being among the best in the U.S. Our facilities are also consistently recognized for quality inpatient, outpatient and surgical offerings in heart care.


Services

The team of cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, interventional radiologists and other medical professionals at Baylor Scott & White Health care for patients with a wide range of heart and vascular conditions.

Surgical Procedures

  • Stent placement
  • Surgical intervention for advanced heart failure
  • Valve repair or replacement
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD)

Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing

  • 64-slice CT angiography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Imaging)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter and event monitoring for rhythm disturbances
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (2D and 3D imaging, TTE)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Exercise stress echocardiogram
  • Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging at rest and stress
  • Non-invasive vasular testing and vascular ultrasound

Invasive Diagnostic Testing

  • Cardiac catheterization (to measure blood pressures within the heart)
  • Coronary angiography (X-ray pictures of the heart arteries)
  • Left and right ventriculography (X-ray pictures of the main pumping chambers)
  • Heart biopsy
  • Pericardiocentesis (removing fluid from the sac around the heart)

Electrophysiology

  • EP testing to diagnose rhythm disorders
  • Cardioversion to restore a normal heart rhythm
  • Electronic pacemaker insertion (single chamber, dual chamber and biventricular)
  • Internal defibrillator insertion
  • Ablation procedures to cure rhythm disturbances
  • Watchman implantation

Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Rotational, excision and laser atherectomy
  • Coronary and peripheral stent placement
  • Intravasular ultrasound
  • Fractional flow reserve measurements
  • Cryoplasty
  • Embolization therapy
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Closure of intracardiac defects (Amplatzer® device)
  • TAVR

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Support

  • All phases of cardiac rehabilitation
  • Mended Hearts® support group

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Clinical Trials

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Graduate Medical Education

Baylor Scott & White offers several residencies, fellowships and electives related to heart and vascular care. Learn about our programs in Central Texas and North Texas.