The Heart Hospital Baylor 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. The Heart Hospital Baylor 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 The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. A registered dietitian, chaplain, exercise physiologist, and nurse run this program. Call 469.814.3550 to register for a workshop at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. Read more and find upcoming workshops »
"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
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. Read more about the Living for Zachary Heart Screening »
A coronary calcium score is a test for people at risk for heart disease who do not have symptoms. The test uses computered tomography (CT) to check for calcium build-up in the walls of the coronary arteries. Your doctor may want you to have a coronary calcium score screening if you have risk factors for heart disease. This test may be most helpful for people who do not have symptoms, but who are at medium risk for heart disease. Risk factors include age, weight, blood pressure, gender, family history, high cholesterol, smoking, and diabetes. Read more about the Coronary Calcium Score Screening »
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 The Heart Hospital Baylor 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 Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano or Baylor Health Care System.