We provide educational tools, as well as programs, which can help you and your family members better understand your conditions, tests, and treatments. In addition, these resources and programs can help you learn how to cope with an ongoing condition, as well as how to adopt the lifestyle habits to help you lead a healthier life. We believe that understanding your condition or treatment is important in making your visit easier and helping you recover more quickly. The types of resources we offer include:
Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute. Patients and their families can learn more about heart and vascular clinical trials and treatments.
Leap for Life® This is a free lifestyle education program designed for anyone with cardiovascular disease risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or if you have recently experienced a cardiac event. Information and open discussion about ideal diet and nutrition, exercise and stress management along with a variety of other subjects will be covered to help you improve your overall heart health!
Wired for Life™ Scheduled bi-monthly throughout the year. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Education Class and Support Group.
A group setting allowing patients with implanted devices (new or replacement) and their significant others an opportunity to share stories and receive detailed information regarding living with their ICD. Education and open discussion regarding: cardiac disease, lifestyle changes as a result of living with an ICD and gaining a better understanding of the device.
Living with Series Several times throughout the year, we offer educational events typically in the evening at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas or Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. These are free and open to the public and often a light dinner is provided to attendees. Expert presenters provide attendees with helpful information managing chronic conditions including heart arrhythmias or heart failure or identifying signs and symptoms for a variety of cardiovascular conditions.