First and Only Comprehensive Structural Heart Disease Program in Tarrant County
Through the advancement of interventional cardiology on the Fort Worth campus, expanding electrophysiology procedure options, and, in collaboration with cardiothoracic surgeons, the first and only comprehensive structural heart disease program in Tarrant County was developed on the campus of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth. A multidisciplinary team of experienced cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, imaging specialists and specialized nurses combine their expertise with advanced technologies to treat a variety of patient conditions.
Each patient is individually assessed for a variety of approaches – minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures to open surgical operations. In addition, through the multidisciplinary team, more left atrial appendage occlusion procedures are performed at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth than at any other hospital in Tarrant County. The broad scope of abilities to treat complex structural heart disease cases brings referrals from cardiologists and primary care providers located throughout North and West Texas.
First and Only Comprehensive Structural Heart Disease Program in Tarrant County:
- Atrial septal defects (ASD)
- Heart valve disease – abnormalities, valve insufficiency, regurgitation, and stenosis, damaged artificial valves
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Atrial fibrillation with intolerance of anticoagulation therapy
- Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
- Prosthetic valve paravalvular leaks
- Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
Physicians interested in seeking the assistance of the Structural Heart Disease Program for patients are encouraged to call 817.825.1374.