Cardiovascular services in Plano, Texas

Since 1987, we've provided comprehensive cardiovascular services to the Plano, Texas, community. We offer advanced heart and vascular care, fully integrated emergency, trauma and intensive coronary care hospital services.

For more information about our cardiac care services, please call (855) 665-8627.

Our heart and vascular program at Medical City Plano has received accreditation in Advanced Heart Failure by The Joint Commission and is recognized by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center.

In addition, we have accreditation in nuclear cardiology from the American College of Nuclear Cardiology and have been recognized as a Premium Specialty Center by UnitedHealthcare for our cardiac care, cardiac surgery and electrophysiology services.

Heart diagnostic testing

We are committed to providing you with thorough, quality testing. With an accreditation from the Intersocietal Association for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, we offer advanced and consistent diagnostic testing options, including vascular ultrasound and stress testing.

Echocardiogram

During an echocardiogram, your doctor can study how your heart is beating and pumping blood. We offer a variety of echocardiograms to our patients, including:

  • Transthoracic echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
  • 3D echocardiogram with strain rate evaluation
  • Echocardiogram with ejection fraction

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) measures the electrical activity of the heart. You may need an EKG if you are experiencing chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness. You may also have an EKG as part of a routine physical, during a stress test or prior to heart surgery.

Your cardiologist will review the pattern to determine if you have any heart issues that need to be addressed.

Advanced heart treatment

Our heart doctors and heart specialists at Medical City Plano provide a variety of cardiovascular treatments, customized for your unique needs. We offer:

Transradial or radial approach

Transradial procedure or radial approach is a cardiac catheterization procedure performed in select patients through the wrist blood vessel, which is also known as the radial artery.

This procedure has several advantages over the standard cardiac catheterization procedure, which is most often performed through the femoral blood vessel (artery) in the groin.

Minimally invasive ventricular assist devices

We offer ventricular assist devices, a short-term mechanical heart pump that helps a weakened heart pump blood, allowing the heart to rest and recover some of its normal function.

This advanced technology is typically used during cardiac events such as high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions and ongoing cardiogenic shock following an acute heart attack or open heart surgery.

Percutaneous coronary intervention

The cardiology experts at Medical City Plano offer percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also called coronary angioplasty, a procedure similar to a cardiac catheterization.

The goal of a PCI is to open up a clogged artery by inserting and blowing up a tiny balloon. This helps widen the affected artery.

Cardiac emergency care

Our facility also serves as a center for comprehensive and quality emergency care, operating the first and only Level 1 Trauma Center in Collin County.

We care for complex aortic conditions with the latest tools, technology and treatments, including diagnostic imaging, stenting, surgery and other medical interventions.

With a multidisciplinary team, we offer care for a wide range of aortic conditions, such as:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysm
  • Aortic arch disease
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis

The goal of treatment is to repair the weakened portion of the aorta and prevent bleeding and rupture. Symptoms of rupture may include:

  • Pain in the abdomen or lower back, which may be sudden, severe or continuous
  • Fainting
  • Cold, moist, clammy skin
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shock
If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Heart attack care

The cardiologists and heart specialists at Medical City Plano are committed to helping detect heart attack warning signs as early as possible.

As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and a Gold Seal of Approval recipient, we are committed to ensuring patients receive treatment as quickly as possible to minimize potential damage to the heart.

People may or may not experience any or all of these symptoms, which may come and go until finally becoming constant and severe:

  • Mild chest pain or discomfort, such as pressure, burning, aching, squeezing or tightness
  • Nausea and/or feelings of fullness
  • Shortness of breath, fatigue or anxiety
  • Pain in the back or jaw or pain that travels down one or both arms

Stemi

During a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a type of heart attack, time is incredibly important. A STEMI occurs when a clot interrupts blood flow to the heart.

Medical City Plano works with local EMS services to consistently beat the national standard STEMI time, or "door-to-balloon," time of 90 minutes. This is the time between the arrival to the ER and the opening of the artery.

Heart failure clinic

At Medical City Plano Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic, we offer advanced, patient-centered treatment for heart failure. Cardiologists and heart specialists take the time to educate and instruct you as well as help manage your heart failure as part of a team.

You can find our heart failure clinic on the ground floor of Medical City Plano in the cardiology unit. For easy access, take the north entrance by the ER. Valet parking is available.

For more information about the heart failure clinic, please call (972) 519-1357.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for our exceptional patient outcomes and care for patients recovering from a variety of cardiac events, including surgery, heart attack and heart failure.

We are located in Building D, Suite 122 at Medical City Plano. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00am to 7:00pm.

For more information, please call (972) 519-1274.

Cardiology patient support group

Mended Hearts at Medical City Plano offers heart-healthy education, hosts speakers and provides access to volunteers who visit patients after their heart event to offer emotional support.

As the only chapter of the Mended Hearts national organization in Collin County, we invite North Texas cardiac patients and their families to attend this cardiology support group.

Mended Hearts meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the second-floor classrooms at Medical City Plano. For more information, please call (214) 473-7675.

Cardiology at Medical City Healthcare

Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.

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