What is a Heart Rhythm Center and how does it benefit patients?
The Heart Rhythm Center at Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital – Dallas began as a collaborative focus on the quality provision of care for the patient with atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. The expert healthcare team consists of specially trained cardiologists called electrophysiologists and highly skilled and well-trained nurse practitioners and nurses. The Heart Rhythm Center provides patients with the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms using advanced healthcare technology and evidence based techniques including medication therapy, catheter based procedures and surgery.
The Heart Rhythm Center was developed to provide patients with information regarding their arrhythmia and their treatment options. The Center also guides patients and their families to the correct healthcare provider. For patients who have already undergone an arrhythmia ablation procedure, the Center is another resource for post discharge information and education. Patients of the Heart Rhythm Center are followed up by a representative upon discharge from Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular - Dallas.
Tightness in his chest took Doug Gerber to the cardiologist for tests. He discovered Doug had atrial fibrillation and offered the option of a test program called cryoablation. The procedure uses extreme cold to destroy selected cells. Two years after the procedure at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular - Dallas, Doug says he's living a completely normal life and has no symptoms at all.
Dave Amman of Melbourne, Florida, experienced an irregular heartbeat for 11 years. When medication failed to resolve his condition, he researched his options and discovered an advanced technique called cryoablation, which was available over a thousand miles away at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular - Dallas. This method uses cold or freezing energy to pinpoint and destroy the abnormal heart cells which cause the irregular heartbeat. "My care at Baylor was excellent. I have nothing but the highest regard for everyone there."