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Wise havens for heart care

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ADVANCED HEART CARE

2401 S. FM 51, Suite 200 – Decatur
(940) 627-0044
www.advancedheartcare.com

Jason Finkelstein, M.D., F.A.C.C.; Bruce Gordon, D.O., F.A.C.C.; Donald D. Wurzburg, M.D., F.A.C.C.; Trieu Ho, M.D., Electrophysiology; Cheryl Fostel, F.N.P.C.

Preventative, diagnostic, interventional and nuclear cardiology and electrophysiology

Services include ablation, ambulatory B.P. Monitoring, angiojet, balloon angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, cardioversion, carotid angiography and stenting, coronary angiogram, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), holter monitor, implantable defibrillator (ICD), intravascular brachytherapy, laser angioplasty, nuclear stress test, pacemaker, peripheral vascular angiography and intervention, SPECT scan, stenting, stress test and transtelephonic monitoring

WISE REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM
609 Medical Center Drive – Decatur
(cardiology services on third floor)
(940) 627-5921
www.wiseregional.com/hospital-services/cardiology

Emergent, preventative and diagnostic services, cardiopulmonary service department, cardiac catheterization lab, cardiac care unit and cardiac rehab

As an accredited chest pain center (by the Society of Chest Pain Centers) and primary stroke center (by the Joint Commission), WRHS offers an advanced cardiovascular program that provides a full continuum of cardiac care, eliminating the need to travel great distances for high-quality cardiac care.

The medical staff includes board-certified emergency department physicians, board-certified cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, a cardiac electrophysiologist as well as respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists and cardiac nurses, all trained in using the latest treatment strategies.

SERVICES/PROCEDURES

WRHS offers noninvasive calcium screenings, consultations, diagnostic stress testing, interventional cardiology, stress echocardiograms, electrophysiology, nuclear cardiology, EKG, therapeutic hypothermia, hypertension treatment, coronary stent and Pacemaker implementation.

CARDIOPULMONARY SERVICE DEPARTMENT

The cardiopulmonary service department provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing for those with heart and lung disorders.

CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LAB

Cardiologists and radiologists perform diagnostic catheterization/angiography of the heart arteries in the only cardiac cath lab of its kind in the county.

These specialized studies of the heart help physicians determine how to handle the repair of coronary blockages, which methods to use, and the need for more aggressive intervention, such as bypass surgery.

CARDIAC CARE UNIT

The cardiac care unit at WRHS provides individualized, continuing specialized care to patients who’ve had a heart attack or major cardiac surgery with the most up-to-date monitoring and testing equipment. Care is one-to-one, nurse to patient ratio, the first 24 hours of a patient’s stay in CCU after bypass surgery.

CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAM
(940) 626-1732

WRHS offers a cardiopulmonary rehab program for those who have been diagnosed with heart disease, have recently had heart surgery (stent, bypass, open heart) or have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma or symptomatic lung disease.

Nurses, exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists organize scheduled exercise and education sessions on how the heart and lung function, ways to decrease stress levels and how to choose healthy diets.

Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at several times throughout the day. Each class lasts approximately one-and-a-half hours, and the program is generally 12 weeks. However, the duration of the program, and class times, are flexible.

NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
1905 Doctors Hospital Dr. –
Bridgeport
(940) 683-0300
www.ntchospital.org

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