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Thank you for choosing Metroplex Cardiac and Vascular Center for your care.

On behalf of Metroplex Health System, we'd like thank you for choosing Metroplex Hospital. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care and respect to all of our patients and their families. The following information can help you prepare for what you can expect the day of your procedure. If you have any questions, you may call your physician or the Metroplex Same-Day Surgery Center at 254.519.8191.

With an ever expanding network of board certified cardiologists, our cardiac team provides excellent care for patients from around the Central Texas area.

We use the latest technology and procedures to identify and treat heart disease, including a new state-of-the-art, 24-hour a day cardiac catheterization lab with top-level diagnostic capabilities.

Our non-invasive procedures provide wellness solutions without the need for surgery. Instead we use special instruments that allow for smaller incisions, quicker recovery, and fewer side effects—resulting in a better experience for you.

Interventional cardiologists are able to perform:

  • Cardiac angiograms
  • Catheterizations
  • Stent placement in the cardiac catheterization lab

Cardiologists specializing in electrophysiology use the cath lab to implant pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices (ICD).

Metroplex also maintains a modern imaging center equipped with a 64-slice CT Scanner which is one of  the most advanced cardiac diagnostic tools available today. Early detection allows your cardiologist to choose from more treatment options available to you.

Metroplex also offers cardiac rehabilitation and a variety of Wellness programs and classes that address diet and other cardiac-related information.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our program is designed to benefit people with heart disease who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, heart-related chest pain or coronary artery disease. A physician’s referral is necessary to participate in the cardiac rehabilitation program.

Insurance Coverage

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is covered under most major medical insurances and Medicare pays a large percentage for those who meet their requirements. Our staff is available to determine whether or not you are eligible to participate and can help you with the cost and reimbursement questions.

Exercise and Education

As a participant in Cardiac Rehab, you will take an active role in your recovery through a comprehensive program that includes both exercise and education. The exercise phase will be tailored to your physical abilities and will be supervised by your physician.

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is covered under most major medical insurances and Medicare pays a large percentage for those who meet their requirements. Our staff is available to determine whether or not you are eligible to participate and can help you with the cost and reimbursement questions.

As a participant in Cardiac Rehab, you will take an active role in your recovery through a comprehensive program that includes both exercise and education. The exercise phase will be tailored to your physical abilities and will be supervised by your physician.

You will use various pieces of equipment including:

  • Treadmill
  • Stationary bicycle
  • Arm ergometer (bicycle for your arms)
  • Weights

This will help you increase your endurance for physical activity, allowing you to return to a more satisfying life.

A multi-disciplinary staff with special training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support will closely monitor your pulse, blood pressure and progress in the program.

Time Involved

The program meets for 12 weeks with 3 sessions per week. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour with extra time allotted on Tuesdays and Thursdays for educational classes.

Educational classes include:

  • Cardiac Risk Factors
  • Stress Management
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise with heart disease
  • Recognizing a heart attack
  • Activities after a heart attack
  • CPR

Ask your doctor about the benefits of cardiac rehab so you can get your heart on the road to recovery.

 

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