Dedicated heart and vascular treatment in Waxahachie
At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, you can expect quality care, diagnosis and treatment of heart and cardiovascular disease near you. The specialized Cardiology professionals here in Waxahachie on our medical staff take a team approach to rapid treatment of heart attacks, while our specialized services and innovative treatment options equip us to take on cardiology-related situations—from non-invasive diagnostic techniques to emergency procedures.
Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie is renovating our surgical services area to expand our heart care capabilities to meet the growing needs of the Ellis County community featuring innovative cardiovascular suites, renovated heart and vascular services and advanced technology.
Recently opened, our new Waxahachie cardiovascular suite will feature cardiac catheterization. Through advanced equipment and innovative technology, this new catheterization lab can accommodate interventional techniques, as well as complex cardiac procedures near you.
Specialized heart and vascular services in Waxahachie
- Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography
- Nuclear and exercise stress testing
- Diagnostic heart catheterization procedures including right and left heart catheterizations
- Interventional coronary procedures including ballooning and stenting
- Intravascular coronary ultrasound
- Diagnostic and interventional peripheral procedures including ballooning and stenting
For more information or a physician referral, please give us a call.
About our cardiac rehabilitation program
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie has received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification means that our Waxahachie cardiac rehabilitation program has met high-quality standards put in place by the AACVPR for providing cardiac rehabilitation services for our patients.
Have you been recently diagnosed with a heart problem? Have you just experienced a heart attack, angioplasty or bypass surgery? Are you and your family wondering about the next step in your recovery? The heart team here in Waxahachie can provide you with an answer. By participating in cardiac rehabilitation, you can start yourself on the road to recovery.
What is cardiac rehabilitation?
The main goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to assist you in developing a healthy lifestyle plan. Your plan will include major components of physical activity, education, stress management and nutrition counseling.
Monitored physical activity allows you to increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs, strengthen your body's muscles and at the same time, help you gain the confidence you need to return to the daily activities you most enjoy. Activity sessions are designed to meet your personal needs, interests and abilities.
How will I benefit from cardiac rehabilitation?
Based upon each individual's personal goals, the benefits received from cardiac rehabilitation may vary. Your benefits may include:
- Strengthening and conditioning of your heart and lungs
- Controlling your weight and lowering your total cholesterol levels
- Understanding your medications, the signs and symptoms of heart disease and when to seek medical attention
- Increase your self-confidence
- Laying the groundwork for the development of a healthier lifestyle
- Reducing your symptoms and chances of experiencing another cardiac event
- An earlier return to work and daily activities
- Developing coping and stress reduction skills, as well as relaxation techniques
- Providing emotional support for you and your family
How does the program work?
Our cardiac rehabilitation program near you in Waxahachie is carefully designed to accommodate the individual needs of every cardiac patient. Participants typically spend three to 12 weeks in cardiac rehabilitation, attending three sessions per week. The length of your program may depend upon your goals, the progress of your recovery or your physician's recommendation.
During the activity sessions, the cardiac rehabilitation program team will monitor you with an electrocardiograph (ECG) telemetry unit that will keep them informed of how you and your heart are reacting and adapting to activity. You'll also learn how to take your pulse, determine your exercise intensity and exercise at a level that allows you to receive maximum benefits.
How do I get started?
Contact the Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie by calling 469.843.7260 for assistance with your program. Entrance into the program will require a physician referral. If you feel you could benefit from Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie’s cardiac rehabilitation services, discuss the program with your physician and request a referral.
The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Clinic is located on the Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie campus at 2460 N IH-35E, Waxahachie, TX 75165, Ste 255, phone: 469.843.7260.
For more information about the cardiovascular services at Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie or for a physician referral, please call 1.844.BSW.DOCS or search our online physician directory.