Comprehensive Cardiology Services Using Advanced Technology

If you have a heart disease, you can count on the interventional cardiologists at TexomaCare. We offer a wide range of cardiac treatment services to care for your heart problems. Our heart doctors specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating many conditions and diseases affecting the heart. Based on your specific needs, we develop an individualized treatment plan and use advanced technologies to help you achieve better heart health.

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.

We offer a wide variety of cardiology services to diagnose, treat, and support recovery from heart conditions.

Interventional Cardiac Procedures

  • Treatment of coronary artery disease – Lifestyle changes such as easting healthy, not smoking and exercise can be the first step in treatment of coronary artery disease, but when that is not enough surgical procedures may be needed. This can include stents, angioplasty, CABG and more. Your physician will discuss the right option for you.
  • Cardiac Catheterization – Accessing the heart through the wrist or thigh by inserting a thin catheter through the artery, cardiac catherization 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 against the artery walls and restores bloodflow.
  • Stents – A small mesh tube-shaped device, a stent can hold open an artery and keep it from closing again. After placement, tissue covers the stent like a layer of skin.
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve ReplacementTranscatheter 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.
  • Internal cardiac defibrillator – Planted under the skin, an ICD detects arrhythmias in the heart and responds with minor shocks to return the rhythm of your heart back to normal.
  • Micra® Pacemaker for ArrhythmiaAn 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.
  • WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage ClosurePatients 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.
  • Management of peripheral artery disease – 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.
  • Aortic and thoracic aneurysm repair – Open-chest surgery can be used to remove the damaged part of the aorta and replace it with a graft, or a synthetic tube. An artificial valve may be put into place in order to help restore typical blood flow through your aorta and heart.
  • Treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism – Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can often be treated with blood thinning medications, but can sometimes need filters placed in a vein that can help prevent clots. Other treatment options include removing the clot mechanically by inserting a thin catheter into the vein, and pulling the clot out.
  • 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.


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