Heart & Vascular

Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple Heart Transplant Program Earns CMS Recognition

May 1, 2012

The heart transplant program at Scott & White Memorial Hospital–Temple reached a major milestone receiving certification from the Center for Medicare Services (CMS). CMS issued the formal certification after conducting an onsite quality review of Scott & White’s program in January, in which procedures, care, standards and outcomes were evaluated. In addition to meeting CMS’s quality […]

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Atrial Fibrillation treatment is target of CABANA research study; Scott & White one location

December 19, 2011

Atrial Fibrillation is a heart disorder where the rhythm pattern of the muscle is out of sync between the upper and lower chambers. Often referred to as “A-fib,” it is a condition that is becoming more common, with the potential for causing other serious problems and sometimes death. There are established and proven approaches to […]

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Scott & White Hospital – Temple Receives ACE Accreditation for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

December 12, 2011

Scott & White Hospital – Temple’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has become only the fourth cardiac catheterization laboratory in the United States to be accredited for percutaneous coronary intervention by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE accreditation is a professional […]

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“Radial approach” for interventional cardiology

June 22, 2011

Using the right radial artery in the human wrist as an entry point for a medical procedure catheter was first tried in the late 1980′s in Europe. Called the radial technique, or radial approach, it became an alternative to using the femoral artery in the leg as the insert point to snake catheter lines up […]

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Scott & White Healthcare’s cardiac rehabilitation program receives certification

November 24, 2010

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple has received accreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Cardiac rehabilitation is a medical program designed to help patients recover following a heart attack, coronary angioplasty or cardiac surgery. The program is designed to improve a patient’s overall health through […]

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Biomarker research: a study for heart care

August 4, 2010

Scott & White cardiologist and researcher Dr. Nandini Nair is launching a new study aimed at generating a biomarker profile for diastolic dysfunction, a disease where the heart muscle does not relax effectively during the cardiac cycle. Using the proteomic approach Dr. Nair will test blood samples to identify differentially expressed proteins by comparing healthy […]

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Scott & White doctors using world’s smallest heart pump

April 30, 2010

Cardiologists at Scott & White Healthcare have started using a new device to help heart failure patients – and it is the world’s smallest heart pump. Dr. Scott Gantt is a cardiologist and chief of Scott & White’s interventional cardiology, part of the Heart & Vascular Institute. The pump section of the Impella 2.5 is […]

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Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock offers laser therapy treatment for varicose veins

December 18, 2009

Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock is offering patients a new alternative in the treatment of varicose veins.  The procedure, called endovenous laser therapy, or EVLT, is a non-surgical method of resolving the unsightly, painful and potentially dangerous effects of varicose veins. Lasers are a proven means of treating many medical conditions because of […]

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Scott & White named one of the nation’s top cardiovascular hospitals by Thomson Reuters

November 19, 2009

For the tenth year in a row Scott & White Memorial Hospital is on the list of 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters. Scott & White is one of only five hospitals in the country to be included on the prestigious list for ten or more years. Thomson Reuters provides critical information […]

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Study shows AHA guidelines do save lives

October 19, 2009

Heart attack patients have higher survival rates at hospitals – like Scott & White – who receive achievement awards from the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program, according to a recently published study. The hospital performance study was authored by Dr. Paul A. Heidenrreich at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in […]

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