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Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC, is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Medical Director of Cardiology at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital.
Published with Permission, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital is the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases and conditions. We take pride in providing quality cardiovascular care in a compassionate, patient-centered environment. We use a team approach and utilize advanced technology to deliver quality medical care. This innovative model of care focuses on clinical quality, and patient and family satisfaction. The result: safe, quality, compassionate health care for patients. You can feel confident about referring your patients with cardiac and vascular concerns to us.

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  • Referrals: 1.844.74.BSWMD
  • Scheduling: 214.820.0128
    • Calcium Score Screening
    • Procedure Scheduling
  • Emergent Patient Transfer Center: 214.820.6444
    • Acute Type A and B Dissections
    • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
    • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms

Contact Dallas

  • Advanced Heart Failure Clinic / Heart Transplant: 214.820.6856
  • Advanced Imaging Center: 214.820.0160
  • Aortic Center: 214.820.4876
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: 214.820.2109
  • Center for Valve Disorders: 214.820.3604
  • Heart Rhythm Center: 214.820.5306

Contact Fort Worth

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: 817.922.1139
  • Heart Rhythm Center: 817.825.1374
  • Valve Disorders Center: 817.825.1374

Our Services and Outcomes

Working in a 64-bed advanced facility that includes 7 cardiac catheterization labs, 4 electrophysiology labs, 3 operating suites, and 1 endovascular suite, our clinical teams perform a wide range of short-stay, minimally invasive procedures. Our services include:

  • Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Labs
    The electrophysiologists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital are considered leaders and pioneers in the fastest growing field in cardiology. Our team is dedicated to providing quality treatments for complex rhythm disorders and management. Areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia ablations, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. We reinvest in innovative modalities such as magnetic navigation and 3-dimensional cardiac mapping to optimize clinical outcomes for our patients.
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
    Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital features a non-invasive imaging department that renders services for both Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Cardiology services include transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms, pharmacological and exercise stress tests, and nuclear cardiology. Vascular services include arterial and venous vascular imaging and doppler studies, segmental pressures, and ankle-brachial index.
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital features one of the largest interventional cardiology department in the North Texas region and is staffed with specialists in the management of patients needing emergent cardiac intervention, such as those with unstable angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock.
  • Cardiac Surgery
    The world-renowned surgeons on our medical staff have the training and expertise to help patients most other heart centers cannot treat. The cardiac surgery team at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital is equipped to treat everything from percutaneous and minimally invasive valve repair or replacement to heart transplantation in dedicated cardiovascular operating rooms.
  • Vascular Surgery
    The vascular surgeons on our medical staff provide diagnostic evaluation and surgical treatment of venous and arterial peripheral vascular diseases. Surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital have been leaders in the region in the development of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Our approach has paid dividends in the areas of outcomes and patient satisfaction. We have achieved higher than national scores on our Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Core Measures on Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction and Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP). View our most recent Outcomes Book for more information.

Patient-Focused Research

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital participates in extensive patient-focused research. We have more than 80 ongoing studies that include new pacemaker and defibrillator technology, drug-eluting stents, hypertension and lipid medications, laser-assisted lead extraction, and catheter ablation for supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Learn more about ongoing studies.

Physician Liaison Program

The Physician Liaison Program at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) establishes and promote positive relationships between BHVH physicians within the Baylor Scott & White Health System, the community, and staff. Our physician liaison, Brittany Rigacci, serves as a personal contact and resource for physicians and other healthcare providers to address questions, issues or concerns, and to provide education about services offered at BHVH.

Coordinating CME
The physician liaison will also coordinate continuing medical education (CME) programs by helping to identify CME needs and assist in the scheduling of CME events.

Contact information:
Brittany Rigacci
Physician Liaison
Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

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