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:
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.
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.
Diagnostic modalities include electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, stress tests, ambulatory telemetry monitors (Holter and event), CT scanning, and cardiac MRI.
Heart Valve Center of TexasTM
(offered in Plano location only)
Multidisciplinary and comprehensive expertise in the care and treatment of:
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:
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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:
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:
Diagnostic modalities include:
An individualized treatment protocol is developed for each patient that may include a combination of oral, inhaled and intravenous medications.
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:
Available in McKinney location: