Advanced Heart Care in Fort Worth
As a leading heart hospital in Tarrant County for nearly 40 years, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth in Fort Worth focuses on what matters most to heart patients and their families. That focus includes quick heart attack response times, advanced cardiac diagnostics and procedures, and physicians who work to improve and save lives every day.
About Cardiac Care at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
The cardiac team at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth is committed to providing advanced, comprehensive heart and vascular care to our patients, their families, and the community. Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth has been recognized as a leading center for cardiac care in the Dallas - Fort Worth area and provides some of the fastest heart attack treatment times in Tarrant County. The team at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth can remove a heart patient’s blockage in about half the time of the average U.S. hospital – 45 minutes from the time a heart patient arrives at our door to the time he or she is diagnosed, treated with angioplasty or another cardiac procedure, and stabilized.
Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures
Advanced technology and dedicated physicians enable Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth to offer some of the most minimally invasive cardiac procedures available today. Cardiologists can perform the radial approach technique in which the catheter is inserted into the arm (instead of the groin) for cardiac catheterization and angioplasty. Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth was the first hospital in Tarrant County to use the Impella®, the world's smallest heart pump. About the size of a coffee stirrer, the Impella is a non-invasive alternative to the standard balloon pump and enables life-saving coronary interventions for high-risk patients.
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth commitment’s to advance cardiac care includes our complex electrophysiology ablations, award-winning cardiac rehab center, and minimally invasive peripheral intervention work. As a patient at our hospital, you'll receive comprehensive cardiac care with the purpose of restoring your life to the fullest.
- Intuity heart valve – a new rapid-deployment valve procedure to treat patients who suffer from aortic stenosis.
- TAVR - FDA-approved treatment for people diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis who are considered either high-risk or too sick for valve replacement through open heart surgery.
- WATCHMAN Heart Device – a minimally invasive option for patients with atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rhythm, to reduce the risk of stroke, as an alternative to the long-term use of blood thinning medications .
- Evera MRI™ SureScan® ICD System from Medtronic – the first implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system approved for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
Heart Murmur and Valve Institute
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth of Fort Worth offers Tarrant County’s first and only dedicated Heart Murmur and Valve Institute. The team of specialized and skilled cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, along with a dedicated nurse practitioner and coordinator, will be there to help guide cardiac patients through every step of the process beginning with a heart murmur diagnosis through the evaluation and testing process, and any treatment including heart surgery that might be needed. We are committed to providing support to our patients and their families by offering the needed education for a better understanding of their diagnosis and heart disease, as well as symptoms and treatment options.