According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in America for men and women. Nearly 2,400 Americans die of heart disease each day, an average of one death every 37 seconds. It claims about as many lives each year as cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents and diabetes combined.

Heart and vascular services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas focus on the continuous development of high-quality, patient-centered services. A compassionate multidisciplinary approach drives the medical, nursing, and support staff to deliver advanced care for heart and vascular patients.

Physicians on the medical staff are committed to assessing the effectiveness of newly developed technologies in the fight against heart disease. Because of its active participation in ongoing medical research, Texas Health Dallas has been selected as the site for numerous clinical trials that serve to evaluate the efficacy of various cardiac therapies. Advances in research in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular-related diseases provide patients with the possibility of more positive outcomes.

Texas Health Dallas is continually at the forefront of interventional advancements. The hospital was the first in Dallas to receive Cycle IV Chest Pain Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a prestigious designation attained after meeting stringent evaluation. The hospital has also received accreditation for emergency stroke care by the Joint Commission.

The American Heart Association has recognized Texas Health Dallas for participation in Get with the GuidelinesSM, its national program advocating guidelines for the treatment of coronary artery disease, heart failure, and stroke. The AHA has also recognized Texas Health Dallas for evidence-based cardiac care that both measures and improves the quality of care for patients with heart disease.

Texas Health Dallas has also received accreditations for its nuclear, vascular, and echocardiography labs. Finally, the department has achieved recognition from U.S. News and World Report for outstanding quality and care provided to heart and vascular patients.

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