Advanced heart failure clinic
Many people's symptoms and heart function will improve with proper treatment. However, heart failure can be life-threatening—it can even lead to sudden death. People with severe heart failure have debilitating symptoms, and some may require a heart transplant in Temple or support with an artificial heart device.
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Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery involves a variety of vascular conduits sewn onto the heart to provide blood flow to areas where there are blockages.
The most commonly used conduits used during CABG surgery include:
- Internal mammary artery
- Greater saphenous vein
- Radial artery
- Right gastroepiploic artery
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Heart transplant program
Baylor Scott & White – Temple is the only heart transplant program between Dallas and Austin. It offers wait times for a heart transplant that are significantly lower than the national average.
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There are a number of diseases that affect the aorta, and many of them are amenable to surgery. At Baylor Scott & White – Temple, we offer several different options to fit your heart needs.
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There are a number of diseases that can affect the heart's valves, but the physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White - Temple are highly skilled in specialized interventions for valve disorders.
Learn about aortic root
Learn about aortic valve
Learn about mitral valve
Pulmonary embolism is a condition whereby clots that originate elsewhere break off and travel to the vasculature of the lungs to cause obstruction of the blood flow from the right side of the heart to the left side.
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure that offers an alternative to traditional open heart surgery for aortic stenosis.
This approach avoids a sternotomy, the use of the heart-lung machine, and allows a quicker recovery.
The procedure is performed by a team of physicians, including a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon. A tissue valve is then deployed in position pushing the native diseased valve and the calcium aside.
Initially, TAVR was only reserved for high-risk patients, who were not candidates for open surgery. As experience with TAVR has increased and the results have been acceptable, its use has been expanded to include lower-risk patients as well as deemed appropriate by the heart team.