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  • The Heart Hospital

    Baylor Plano

    1100 Allied Drive
    Plano, TX 75093
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    Baylor Denton

    2801 S. Mayhill Road
    Denton, TX 76208
  • Appointments and Referrals

    1.800.4BAYLOR
  • For Assistance in Reaching a Patient

    469.81HEART
    (469.814.3278)
  • Toll-Free
    877.814.4488



The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano's Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care™ is made up of several sub-specialty centers plus an outpatient imaging center. It offers referring physicians and their patients convenient and comprehensive diagnostic care and treatment for even the most complex cardiovascular conditions.


We Keep Referring Physicians in the Loop.

Physicians who refer a patient to the Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care remain a vital part of the treatment team. Physicians and staff stay in close and frequent communication with patients' cardiologists and primary care physicians to help provide accurate tracking of symptoms, medications and/or dosages, and necessary treatments. Call 469.814.3484 to refer a patient and schedule an appointment, or call toll-free: 1.855.4CV.CARE (1.855.428.2273).


Specialized services and clinical offerings include:

Congestive Heart Failure CenterTM

(offered in Plano and McKinney locations)

  • Heart failure disease management - evaluations, care, and treatment.
  • One-on-one personalized care provided by staff trained in heart failure management.
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) - consults, evaluations, and education.
  • Critical education about the disease, including dietary assistance from a registered dietitian (sodium and fluid intake, plus weight management).
  • Social services assistance and guidance for at-home care.
  • Pharmacist availability for medication consults and management.

Ventricular Assist Device Program

For patients with advanced heart failure, the CACC's Congestive Heart Failure Center offers innovative therapy, including a Ventricular Assist Device Program certified by the Joint Commission.


A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical device that is used to take over the pumping function for one or both of the heart's ventricles, or pumping chambers. A VAD may be necessary when heart failure progresses to the point that medications and other treatments are no longer effective.


The Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care (CACC) offers its VAD Program as a destination therapy for those patients with advanced heart failure. Led by a medical director who specializes in the VAD implantation, and a clinical staff that provides personalized follow-up outpatient care post-procedure, the CACC's VAD program is the comprehensive solution for your patients in need of this level of heart failure therapy.


Call 1.855.4CV.CARE (1.855.428.2273) to schedule a patient evaluation. The CACC works closely with referring physicians, providing updates and progress reports. Our VAD program is certified by The Joint Commission.



Heart Arrhythmia CenterTM The CACC's Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
Clinic supplements medical services offered by the Heart Arrhythmia Center and
the Thoracic Aortic Disease Center. Click here to learn more.

The Heart Arrhythmia Center, part of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano's Center for Advanced Cardiovascular CareTM, is a specialized setting where patients with heart rhythm disorders can be evaluated. The center supports and supplements the services provided in traditional cardiology office settings by offering additional resources for evaluation and care.


Staffed by a highly specialized team of physicians (electrophysiologists, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons) dedicated to the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, the center's primary goal is to determine the most appropriate treatment option for a patient. This may include medication therapy, non-invasive testing, or catheter-based/surgical procedures.


Services:


  • Comprehensive evaluation, with diagnostic imaging services on-site for patient's convenience, if applicable
  • Development of treatment plan(s) based on a multidisciplinary approach to care
  • Coordination of intensive preoperative work-ups before complex ablation procedures, including catheter-based or surgically-based atrial fibrillation ablation
  • Updates and communications on patient progress to referring physicians

Diagnostic modalities include electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, stress tests, ambulatory telemetry monitors (Holter and event), CT scanning, and cardiac MRI.





  • TAVR program (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) using the transfemoral or transapical approach.
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip®.
  • Comprehensive evaluation for mitral valve repair over replacement. Repair in most cases is the better option for long-term survival with fewer complications.
  • Minimally invasive valve repair and replacement using sternal sparing, port-access approaches.
  • Robotic surgery to repair mitral insufficiency.
  • PARTNER II Trial using next generation, smaller Sapien XT device. This is a randomized trial to evaluate lower risk patients with critical aortic stenosis for TAVR.
  • Patient education and support.

Thoracic Aortic Disease CenterTM

(offered in Plano location only)

The CACC's Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Clinic supplements medical services offered by the Heart Arrhythmia Center and the Thoracic Aortic Disease Center. Click here to learn more.

Multidisciplinary and comprehensive expertise in the care and treatment of:


  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms
  • Acute Type A and B Dissections
  • Penetrating Aortic Ulcers
  • Intramural Hematoma

Until recently thoracic aortic disease was diagnosed only after an emergency occurred which limited treatment options. Using advanced technology and innovative imaging techniques, the disease can now be detected earlier in the disease process, allowing for:


  • Use of on-site critical imaging techniques designed for early detection.
  • Application of medical management therapies prior to considering intervention.
  • Reduction of number of patients requiring surgery.
  • Expansion of options for surgical candidates.
  • Reduction in acute events and complications.
  • Improvement of both the quality of care and long-term results.
  • Utilization of advanced techniques - beneficial for patient safety and improved outcomes.



Limb Preservation CenterTM

(offered in Plano and McKinney locations)


The Limb Preservation Center, part of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano's Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care, is dedicated to the functional preservation of the lower and upper extremities, offering advanced treatment options for ambulatory patients with wounds on the foot, ankle and leg, or hand, wrist, or arm. Its primary mission is to make a dramatic impact on reducing the prevalence of major amputations in the North Texas community.


The center uses advanced diagnostic, surgical and wound care modalities to treat difficult-to-heal wounds. Patient care is focused on limb preservation, but ultimately on the whole patient overall. Treatment is tailored to the patient and his or her specific wound, with the goal of expediting healing and recovery.


Limb Preservation Center services include:


  • Vascular specialists - Patients and their referring physicians have direct access to vascular specialists and a vascular lab to quickly evaluate blood flow and vascular-related issues at the wound site.
  • Total contact casting - A specialized type of cast that removes pressure from the wound on the bottom of the foot but allows the patient to walk. The Limb Preservation Center is one of very few centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to offer total contact casting.
  • Secondary wound closures or rotational flap closures - Instead of waiting for the body to heal the wound on its own, plastic surgery techniques are used to excise the remainder of the wound and close it surgically.
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes - A manufactured tissue technique used to facilitate more rapid wound closure versus taking tissue from another part of the body.
  • Compression dressings - Used to treat chronic venous stasis ulcers, these bandages are applied from above the toes to below the knee to compress the leg and help blood flow up the veins and toward the heart.
  • Lymphedema treatment - Physical exams and testing will diagnose and stage primary or secondary lymphedema, the build-up of fluid in soft body tissues. Therapies may include manual lymph drainage, compression wraps or garments, and the use of specialized pumps.

Pulmonary Hypertension CenterTM

(offered in Plano location only)


The Pulmonary Hypertension Center is dedicated to providing advanced diagnostic and treatment options for patients with pulmonary hypertension.


Pulmonary hypertension is a complex disease with a high mortality rate, whether it is an isolated condition or the result of a primary disease process. Pulmonary hypertension is caused by a narrowing of the arteries within the lungs that eventually leads to an increase in the blood pressure within these arteries. Patients experience progressive shortness of breath and the inability to perform daily activities.


While pulmonary hypertension can affect individuals of all ages, races and backgrounds, some patients are more predisposed to develop the disease, including those with rheumatological diseases, blood disorders, sleep disorders and patients with primary cardiac or lung disease who have shortness of breath out of proportion to what would normally be expected.


Comprehensive services include:


  • A multidisciplinary approach to care that provides expertise across a spectrum of physician specialties and access to the latest, most innovative treatments
  • One-on-one personalized care provided by staff trained in pulmonary hypertension management
  • Educational consultations for patients and their caregivers
  • Medication management for initial and established patients provided by clinical staff and pharmacists
  • Dietary, social services, and chaplaincy services

Diagnostic modalities include:


  • Specialized echocardiogram protocol
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Right-heart catheterization with vasodilation challenge
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Nuclear lung perfusion scans

An individualized treatment protocol is developed for each patient that may include a combination of oral, inhaled and intravenous medications.



RESEARCH

One of the primary goals of the Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care is to facilitate clinical research trials that advance treatment methods for patients with certain cardiovascular conditions. The Center's multidisciplinary team of specially-trained physicians and surgeons on its medical staff are committed to various ongoing research studies that seek to determine more effective treatment options for patients referred to them. Physicians are encouraged to refer patients for evaluation and possible clinical trial participation.



The CACC's Outpatient Imaging Center specializes in coronary computed tomography angiography, one of the few centers in the area to offer this modality. Experienced technologists provide prompt turnaround, with reports typically faxed to ordering physicians within two business days.


Full list of imaging services/procedures:


  • General Radiology Services (X-Ray)
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • CTA Coronary Arteries
  • Advanced CT 3D Reconstruction Technology
  • Semi-automated maximum intensity projection (MIP) images
  • CT Calcium Score Screening
  • 2D and 3D Echocardiography (Cardiac Ultrasound)
  • Contrast Enhanced Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Exercise Stress Testing
  • Electrocardiogram & Signal Averaged EKG
  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • 'MUGA' Multiple Gated Acquisition Imaging
  • Thallium Cardiac Viability Imaging
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Duplex Arterial/Venous Doppler Ultrasound
  • Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (Plano only)
  • Living for Zachary Heart Screening

Available in McKinney location:


  • General Nuclear Imaging including pulmonary, organ, and full-body scans



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