Cardiology

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease affects nearly half of the adult population in the United States.  Recognizing the significance and the impact of on overall health and quality of life Texas Health Rockwall is investing in cardiology care for the future of our community.

Texas Health Rockwall has a number of cardiologists on staff providing care ranging from diagnosis to procedures and follow-up care.  We are excited to announce that our expansion plans include outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapy and a Cardiac Cath Lab.  Learn more about expansion here.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation now open!

Cardiac Rehabilitation programs are designed to help patients manage new or chronic heart conditions with the goal of improving quality of life and outcomes. The Rockwall cardiac rehabilitation team includes Exercise Physiologists and other health professionals to ensure that our patients receive the most current education and well-rounded benefits that we can offer!

Patient are carefully assessed as to their current level of activity and function, medical history, occupational needs, and leisure activities.  From these assessments, our team develops individualized education and exercise plans that will be conducted in weekly sessions for a period of time*. During each session, the staff will monitor the patient for improvements in cardiac performance, endurance and overall patient condition through ECG readings, blood pressures, heart rates, daily weights, and exertional ratings.

Who Is Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Any patients that has experienced a recent, or previous, cardiac event will often qualify for our program.  Diagnoses and events that are commonly seen in our clinic are:

· Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

· Congestive Heart Failure

· Stent and Angioplasty

· Left Ventricular Assist Device

· Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

· Heart Transplant

· Heart Valve Replacement or Repair

· Stable Angina

· Positive Stress Test

· Peripheral Artery Disease

To learn more, call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic at 469-698-1685.

*Cardiac Rehabilitation is covered by insurance in most cases.  Call to schedule 469-698-1000.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is a noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to produce images of the heart. Echocardiography helps diagnose cardiovascular disease. In fact, it is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests for heart disease. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart, its pumping capacity and the location and extent of any tissue damage. It not only allows doctors to evaluate the heart valves, but it can detect abnormalities in the pattern of the blood flow.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An Electrocardiogram (EKG) is a diagnostic procedure that records the electrical activity of the heart.

An EKG shows:

  • How fast your heart is beating.
  • Whether the rhythm of your heartbeat is steady or irregular.
  • The strength and timing of electrical signals as they pass through each part of your heart.

This test is used to detect and evaluate many heart problems, such as heart attack, arrhythmia and heart failure. EKG results may also suggest other disorders that affect heart function.

Texas Health Rockwall has a licensed technician with the knowledge and equipment to ensure that each test meets the highest standards for the cardiologist to read and provide accurate interpretation.

In addition, Texas Health Rockwall is equipped with telemetry capabilities throughout the hospital for monitoring cardiac patients. Should you or a loved one need an invasive heart procedure, cardiologists on staff can refer you within the Texas Health Resources network of hospitals.

 

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