Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano offers a full range of wellness and prevention programs designed to help you improve heart health and live a healthier life.
Our dietitians work with you to develop a balanced and healthy eating plan to fit your dietary needs. Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano also offers healthy cooking demonstrations to help you learn how to prepare tasty and healthy meals and make smart choices in your everyday diet. For heart-healthy meals, visit
Eating Smart for a Healthy Heart for information and recipes co-developed by The Heart Hospital chef and dietitians.
Free to people with a history of heart disease, Leap for Life is a secondary prevention program that teaches behavior change techniques to achieve better health. Monthly workshops are held at Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano. A registered dietitian, chaplain, exercise physiologist, and nurse run this program. Call 469.814.3550 to register for a workshop at Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano.
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"Caring Hearts" Volunteers have experienced heart problems in the past or they may have had heart patients in their families. Because of their experience — and with the benefit of special training — these volunteers are uniquely qualified to meet with heart patients and their families during hospitalization, giving special attention during the intensive care unit experience. Many of the volunteers also visit with patients before their procedure and during their recovery. The program's goals are to offer help, support and encouragement to patients and their families. The Caring Hearts Volunteers may be of service to you even when you're not in the hospital. You may call the Caring Hearts Hotline at 214.820.3809 to visit with a volunteer who may have a similar heart problem.
A coronary calcium score is a test for people at risk for heart disease who do not have symptoms. The test uses computed tomography (CT) to check for calcium build-up in the walls of the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries wrap around the heart and supply it with blood and oxygen. Calcium in these arteries is a sign of heart disease. Read more about the coronary calcium score screening »
The "Living for Zachary Heart Screening" is a special program created for youth ages 12-22 that can help detect heart abnormalities that may lead to
sudden cardiac arrest – a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This screening is named in memory of Zachary Schrah, who died in 2009 from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
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Family medical history plays an important role in your overall heart health. The Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Clinic at The Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care offers genetic screening and counseling services to help you understand your family heart history and your risks for inherited heart disease.
The Chapel at Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano is open 24 hours a day to serve your spiritual needs. Our chaplain holds a worship service at 3:30 p.m. on Sundays, noon on Wednesdays, and at 8:45 p.m. on Fridays. Catholic Communion is offered Monday through Thursday by local Catholic Eucharist ministers.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Scott & White Health.