A letter from the heart doctors in Temple
The Baylor Scott & White Heart Center, located at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, offers all aspects of heart and cardiovascular care in one location. Our team of cardiologists, surgeons, interventional radiologist and other healthcare professionals work together to provide advanced care for heart and vascular conditions.
As part of the Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Heart Center in Temple achieved the highest level in Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The accreditation recognizes the hospital's expertise in providing quality care to patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. The national standard of care for heart attack patients is a door-to-balloon time of 90 minutes. This refers to the time a patient arrives at the emergency department to intervention in the catheterization lab. The Baylor Scott & White Heart Center in Temple currently averages significantly lower than national guidelines.