The interventional cardiology department at Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth provide advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular conditions. Featuring three catheterization labs and two echocardiogram rooms, including a hybrid procedural suite, Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth continues to expand the service offerings for cardiac patients within the 26,000 square foot diagnostic and treatment center.
For patients who experience a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), every minute counts. Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth has programs in place that provide urgent access to the cardiac catheterization labs. The center has achieved and exceeded the national goal of an open artery within 90 minutes of arrival to the facility. For the second year in a row, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth earned Cycle V Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. It is the highest designation for heart attack care, and recognizes Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth for using best care practices that allow clinicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack.
Innovative treatment is available to patients within Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Dallas. In collaboration with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, treatment at the forefront of innovation is available to patients including side branching stenting, drug-eluting stents, PFO closure device, and robotic heart catheterization system.
Mom, Artist and Teacher, Heidi Easley, shares her story about how she finds out about a hole in her heart; receives innovative treatment. Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth places first in Texas commercial use of new Amplatzer PFO Occluder.
First-in-Texas commercial use for the Tryton Side Branch Stent was performed at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, providing another new stent option for heart patients. A recent case also used the Corindus robotic heart catheterization system, one of few cath lab robotic systems in the state of Texas.
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