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Heart Rhythm Center

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Fort Worth
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Providing comprehensive care for patients with heart rhythm disorders

On the campus of Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, the Heart Rhythm Center—a part of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital — Fort Worth—provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with heart rhythm disorders.

The heart team includes cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists on the medical staff working together with specialized nurse practitioners, nurses and technical staff.

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Heart rhythm disorders

 

Patients with a variety of heart rhythm disorders seek help from the Fort Worth Heart Rhythm Center, including patients with:

 
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF)
  • Bradycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Heart rhythm disorder treatment options

We realize each patient's case is unique, and therapy will be tailored to the patient's specific heart rhythm disorder needs. Specialized medications, implanted devices and catheter-based procedures are all available and can be used in combination at our Fort Worth heart hospital.

  • Pacemaker implantation: Advanced technologies are available, including MRI scan compatibility, cellular network home monitoring with wireless communication and the Micra™, a catheter-delivered leadless pacemaker.
  • ICD implantation: ICD is short for implantable cardioverter defibrillator. We offer MRI scan compatibility, cellular network home monitoring with wireless communication and subcutaneous ICD.
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) or biventricular pacing: Some advanced heart failure patients experience a delay in the heart's pumping function beyond what medications alone may treat. CRT sends small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to allow the ventricles to contract together, which may improve cardiac function.
  • Left atrial appendage closure devices
  • Ablation: Many heart arrhythmias can be cured using radiofrequency or cryoenergy ablation, which converts abnormal heart electrical tissue to scar tissue and corrects abnormal circuits.
  • Laser lead extraction: A laser lead extraction removes one or more leads from inside the heart connected to the implantable device. A lead may be removed for any of the following reasons:
    • Damage to the inside or outside of the lead
    • Large amounts of scar tissue forming at the tip of the lead
    • An infection at the site of the device and/or lead
    • Blockage of the vein by a clot or scar tissue
    The lead is extracted through the subclavian vein. A laser light is attached to a sheath to serve as a guide to the lead, and once there, the light will break up the scar tissue and the lead is removed.

Are you a physician or primary care provider?

As part of our Fort Worth Heart Rhythm Center's focus on patient-centered care, referring physicians remain a vital part of the treatment team. Physicians on the medical staff and clinical team members stay in close and frequent communication with referring physicians about treatment plans. An experienced nurse practitioner is available to review medical records and answer questions if desired, and personnel is available to assist patients in scheduling tests and clinic appointments.

The Heart Rhythm Center's goal is to balance patient comfort with quality patient care in the most efficient manner possible. Physicians interested in seeking the assistance of the Heart Rhythm Center for patients in Fort Worth are encouraged to call.

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  • Investigación

    Heart rhythm disorder patients gain access to clinical trials studying new devices and treatment methods for cardiac arrhythmias through the Heart Rhythm Center in Fort Worth. Patients are individually evaluated to determine if they are candidates for an arrhythmia clinical trial.

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