Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas offers advanced treatment and therapy for a number of heart and vascular conditions.
When it comes to detecting a heart or vascular condition, diagnostic tests and procedures are used to determine if a person has a cardiovascular disease, the type, the severity, and the most effective way to treat it. Texas Health Dallas is committed to the continued improvement of quality care, offering and mastering new technologies, and conducting ongoing research and training with the goal of delivering the highest level of care to our patients. Diagnostic capabilities include:
Holter monitoring/event recording
Once diagnostic tests have been performed and a problem has been identified, cardiologists on the medical staff can recommend an appropriate therapeutic option.
Some cardiovascular disorders can be treated on an outpatient basis, or with a minimally invasive approach. During interventional procedures, cardiologists make very small incisions and insert lines to help map out the inside of arteries to look for life threatening blockages — and take life saving corrective action.
A focal point of the heart and vascular program at Texas Health Dallas is the cardiac catheterization laboratory, where advanced minimally invasive techniques are used to detect and treat life-threatening blockages of the circulatory system. Some common procedures performed are:
Texas Health Dallas now offers an alternative, cutting-edge surgical procedure for patients with aortic stenosis. The TAVR procedure is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical option for patients diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis who are too sick or high-risk for open-heart surgery. TAVR is less invasive than a traditional open-heart aortic valve replacement surgery. Based on medical condition and other contributing factors, the group of physicians who specialize in the TAVR procedure on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure by providing a thorough evaluation at the TAVR clinic.
The minimally invasive TAVR procedure can be performed through two approaches: through an incision in the leg (transfemoral) or through an incision in the chest between the ribs (transapical). A physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas will help determine which approach is most appropriate.
For more information about TAVR and to determine if you are a candidate, contact the TAVR clinic at 214-345-2680.
According to the American Heart Association, peripheral vascular disease (PVD, also known as peripheral arterial disease, or PAD) is a serious condition that may lead to limb loss, stroke, heart attack and/or sudden death. Most people are not aware that they have it until it is too late.
The good news is that it does not have to stay that way. Over the last several decades, the medical community has learned that those affected by heart disease are at 50 percent greater risk to have vascular problems as well, such as a blockage in arteries of the arms, legs, or kidneys.
Texas Health Dallas provides many leading edge therapies and procedures to address vascular problems, including:
Abdominal and aortic aneurysm repair
Sometimes cardiovascular disease exhibits particularly challenging characteristics or may have advanced to the point that more invasive treatment measures are required.
Cardiothoracic surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas, supported by trained personnel and technologically advanced facilities, are equipped to perform the following procedures:
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), also known ad bypass surgery