Heart & Vascular
Heart & Vascular Specialists at Medical City Denton
Every year, the heart specialists at Medical City Denton’s Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery perform advanced surgeries and other cardiac procedures that make a difference in thousands of lives. Our cardiologists perform the highest number of cardiac procedures in the area, utilizing some of the most advanced technology in minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery performed in two state-of-the-art endovascular suites to provide better outcomes and quicker recoveries for our patients.
Heart & Vascular Conditions We Treat
- Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
Medical City Denton: First in Advanced Heart Care
Medical City Denton has a long history of excellence in cardiac care and has led the way in Denton County by providing the following firsts to our community:
- First cardiac catheterization lab
- First pacemaker placement
- First open heart surgery
- First off-pump open heart surgery
- First accredited chest pain center
- First minimally invasive cardiac robotic surgery
Denton’s Only Accredited Chest Pain Center
As Denton’s only Cycle III Accredited Chest Pain Center, no other hospital is better prepared in a cardiac emergency. Our experts partner with local EMS units to share technology that allows them to transmit important diagnostic information from the field to our facility. As a result, our “door-to-balloon” time (critical in opening blocked arteries) is better than the national average.
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State-of-the-art technology is at the heart of our Electrophysiology (EP) Lab. The cardiac experts at Medical City Denton utilize some of the most advanced tools available, allowing them to better diagnose and treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms. The capability to perform cardiac mapping, ablation, defibrillator implantation and other advanced procedures now exists right here at home.
The experts at Medical City Denton provide advanced minimally invasive heart surgery options to patients in North Texas and southern Oklahoma. As pioneers in beating heart procedures, over 95 percent of our surgeries are performed off-pump, improving safety for our patients and decreasing recovery times. We are also the first hospital in the area to offer robot-assisted heart surgery.
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Medical City Denton is proud to introduce the new da Vinci Si Surgical System, the latest advancement in minimally invasive robotic surgery. This system provides several patient benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:
- Less invasive procedures requiring smaller incisions
- Less pain and scarring
- Reduced recovery times
- Less blood loss and reduced need for transfusion
- Reduced risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Better patient outcomes
Medical City Denton’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help you get back to your life after a cardiac event, such as a heart attack or after heart surgery. The program provides education related to heart health, as well as monitored exercise programs prescribed by your physician to help you on your path to recovery.
Cardiovascular Services We Offer
- Ablation studies
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac mapping
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Coronary stenting and peripheral stenting
- Defibrillator implantation
- Cardiac stress testing
- Metabolic testing
- Off pump coronary artery bypass (OPCABG) surgery
- Open heart surgery
- Robot-assisted heart surgery
- Pacemaker insertion
- Thrombolytic therapy (clot-busting drugs)
- Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)