Cardiac Services and Procedures

At the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute, our integrated team of cardiologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists and health care professionals work together — under one roof — to provide you superior care for a range of heart and vascular conditions. Our services include cardiothoracic surgery, interventional radiology, vascular surgery, electrophysiology and aggressive treatments for congestive heart failure.


Cardiology

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
  • Echocardiography laboratory
    • 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 vascular 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)

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Support

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

Surgery


Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention

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

Electrophysiology (Study and treatment of heart rhythm problems)

  • 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

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