If you have a heart disease, you can count on the cardiologists at TexomaCare. We offer a wide range of cardiac treatment services to care for your heart problems.
Our heart doctors provide thorough cardiovascular care from diagnosis to recovery. The team consists of board-certified physicians, specially trained technologists, nurses and support staff. They provide individualized care to treat heart and vascular conditions using medications, interventional procedures, open-heart surgery, and rehabilitation support.
Our cardiologists treat patients at Texoma Medical Center’s (TMC’s) Texoma Heart Institute (THI), one of the region’s most established and comprehensive heart programs. Texoma Medical Center’s quality care has been nationally recognized. It was named a High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2022-2023.
Chest Pain Center
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States. However, it often goes unnoticed until you suffer from a heart attack. The Chest Pain Center at Texoma Medical Center offers fast, around-the-clock treatment of heart attack and suspected heart attack. The center is accredited by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
We offer a wide variety of cardiology services to diagnose, treat, and support recovery from heart conditions. Our center’s cardiovascular services include:
A procedure that accesses the heart through the wrist or thigh by inserting a thin catheter through the artery. This procedure looks for heart problems and checks for plaque buildup that may narrow the openings in the arteries. If plaque buildup has created blockages, it can be removed with angioplasty. This procedure pushes plaque and restores blood flow.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
This program is built to help improve the health and quality of life for patients with heart or lung problems. Your cardiologist refers you to the program and gets regular reports on your progress. It uses a personalized approach to recovery and focuses on exercise, education, and encouragement.
Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring
A diagnosis procedure that shows the inside of your coronary arteries to help physicians identify and locate calcified plaque. A buildup of this calcified plaque can reduce the amount of oxygen rich blood flowing to the heart.
The cardiovascular surgeons at THI perform innovative surgical procedures to best treat cardiovascular disorders. Our experienced team offers cardiothoracic surgery, endovascular surgery and open vascular surgery. Cardiothoracic surgeons are able to perform a beating heart bypass surgery. This surgery procedure allows surgeons to operate while the heart still pumps blood through the body. This helps reduce risk of complications for some patients.
Endovascular surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery, like aortic aneurysms and atherectomy, by reaching regions of the body through major blood vessels.
Vascular surgeons treat vascular disorders, like peripheral artery disease, and care for your circulatory system.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of life support that adds oxygen to a patient’s blood. The machine is outside the body. It supports healing by using a pump and an artificial lung to act as the heart and lung. It is beneficial especially during the recovery process from various injuries. It gives the heart and lungs a break to heal and rest.
Micra® Pacemaker for Arrhythmia
An irregular or slow heartbeat can mean you need a pacemaker. The Micra ® Pacemaker is leadless and can be placed directly in the heart through a minimally invasive procedure. It does not require a surgical cut in the chest. This approach avoids creating a scar or bump under the skin.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure for high-risk patients who have aortic stenosis. It is an alternative for patients who are not candidates for traditional aortic valve surgery. The device is expanded to take over the original valve’s function, allowing blood to flow efficiently out of the heart.
WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Patients who take warfarin blood thinners on a long-term basis have a new option. WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) helps prevent blood clots and possible stroke. The Implant is designed to close off the left atrial appendage (LAA). This prevents harmful blood clots from entering the bloodstream when blood pools in the heart.
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
PFO is a hole in the heart between the right and left atrium. All babies are born with it but it closes shortly after birth. When it does not close, it is considered a congenital heart defect. Infants with PFO do not experience any symptoms.
In the event of other congenital heart disease or heart defects, cardiologists may suggest to seal the PFO. This may be suggested if the patient experiences low oxygen levels or an unexpected stroke. PFO Closures are typically minimally invasive procedures using a laparoscopic approach.
Peripheral angiograms are performed to check for blockages in the blood supply for your legs and feet, arms and hands. The peripheral arteries are responsible for moving blood from your heart to these extremities.
A peripheral angiogram is minimally invasive and uses a laparoscopic technique. That means a small incision is made to insert the catheter into the blood vessel. A contrast dye is injected and x-ray scans are taken to reveal any blockages.
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