As an accredited chest pain center, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake has a dedicated group of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, and technicians that operate as a synchronized team designed to provide quality cardiac care for your heart.
Quick recognition followed by rapid response of the emergency team allows heart attack victims to obtain a diagnostic heart catheterization in a matter of minutes at Doctors Hospital. Based on findings, life-saving interventions are performed and blood flow is restored which reduces, or in some cases avoids, damage to heart muscle.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake's ability to quickly recognize and treat patients suffering from a heart attack has earned them the distinction of being recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Cardiovascular Patient Care.
Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. Click here and learn more about this designation for quality cardiac care.
Why Call 911?
By calling 911 your treatment can begin earlier. Time is muscle. Act fast!
85% of muscle damage takes place within the first hour. This is often referred to as the “golden hour.” It is within this timeframe that the heart vessel needs to be opened. Click here and learn more about the importance of calling 911.
Did You Know Heart Attacks Have Beginnings?
These "beginnings" occur in over 50% of patients. Most importantly, if recognized in time, these “beginnings” can be treated before the heart is damaged! Click here and learn more.
Cardiac Catheterization (Cath)
Cardiac catheterization (Cath) is a procedure, also known as a arteriogram. A slender tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel in the groin or wrist and guided through the arteries into the heart where the coronary arteries are visualized by injecting a "contrast dye." X-rays are taken to monitor the dye as it flows through the arteries. This allows the cardiologist to visualize the coronary arteries to determine if the arteries narrow or are blocked by build-up of plaque which can restrict blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart.
The lab features digital catheterization technology that produces images of the heart designed to help doctors make better decisions about treating heart disease. In the Heart Center’s cath lab, a dedicated cath lab team, which includes a number of specially trained technicians and nurses who assist physicians with a variety of treatment procedures support cardiologists on the medical staff. Click here and learn more about the Cath Lab.
Electrophysiology Lab at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
The Electrophysiology Lab provides comprehensive device (pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy) management including implantation, as well as analysis and reprogramming of these devices. The hospital also offers electrophysiology studies to help determine the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm, as well as advanced three dimensional mapping and ablation modalities which is designed to locate the source of the abnormality and correct it. Click here and learn more about electrophysiology.
Find a Cardiologist Today!
Call 800-887-2525 today and let us help you find a cardiologist to help care for you and your heart today.