Heart & Vascular Services at Medical City Lewisville
The Care You Need...In Your Own Neighborhood
Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer. Americans are at risk due to our societal influences, our lack of attention to proper eating habits, and the prevalence of diabetes and other genetic risk factors — not to mention, the tendency towards smoking and lack of exercise.
Cardiovascular disease has been known for affecting men, but did you know that women are also at risk equal to or at a greater degree than men? In fact, the American Heart Association reports that women suffer more subtle heart attack symptoms that are “atypical” of the signs and symptoms that men experience when having a heart attack. Some women often do not experience signs or symptoms at all before having a heart attack. Women have a tendency to ignore pain or other warning signs that would alert them to seek professional emergent medical attention. In our nation, women die from sudden heart attacks 42% of the time, whereas men die 24% of the time, according to the Women’s Heart Foundation.
Medical City Lewisville works diligently to provide the needed heart healthy programs for our community. Our full-service Cardiac Service Line provides emergent as well as scheduled heart procedures. Our Cardiac Care Center, Emergency Department, and Cardiac Operating Rooms, support our accredited Non-Invasive and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which perform many services for Cardiac Health.
Our program features the latest techniques for off-pump bypass surgery, cardiac imaging, and outstanding nursing and physician care. When a heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) occurs, the heart cannot get the required oxygen for proper function. There is a saying in the medical field, “Time is muscle”. The quicker the heart attack causing blockage can be removed, the better the chance of survival. We are on call 24/7 and will respond within minutes to ensure that damage to your heart is minimized.
Medical City Lewisville’s patient’s first customer service program will continue to include on-going community outreach programs and educational topics. Our physicians have been active in the community speaking on topics concerning heart healthy awareness, including techniques used in the Cardiac Cath Lab, Imaging, and Surgical Services departments.
Our Cardiologists utilize the latest techniques and equipment to open blocked coronary arteries, ensuring that your heart continues to function properly.
Our heart surgeons have an extensive background in Cardiac Surgery, off-pump bypass, and other heart surgeries, including valve procedures and arrhythmia procedures.
Medical City Lewisville is proud to be the first hospital to bring this type of medical care to the local community, supporting patient care right here in our own neighborhood. Patients will no longer be required to travel for their heart care. They can access the latest techniques and care right here in Lewisville.
Heart Attack Warning Signs:
- Discomfort in the chest that last for more than a few minutes.
- Pain or discomfort radiating to one or both arms, the back, neck, or jaw.
- Shortness of breath.
- Other symptoms: a cold sweat, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or lightheadedness.
Additional warning signs for women:
A third of women experience no chest pain at all when having a heart attack, and 71 percent of women report flu-like symptoms for two weeks to a month prior to having a cardiac event.
Reacting quickly can save a life. If you are experiencing any of the above warning signs and believe you are having a heart attack, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
Do not to drive yourself or ask others to drive you to the hospital if you are experiencing heart attack symptoms, CALL 911. You could unintentionally harm yourself and others if you experience heart attack symptoms while driving. And, the person driving you cannot help and drive at the same time. Help should come to you.
Other Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Medical City Lewisville's comprehensive array of cardiac diagnostic services also includes:
- Stress lab
- CT scan
- Cardiac Stress MRI
- Nuclear medicine studies
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Cardiac Catheterization
These and similar tests are typically ordered to assist your physicians with diagnosing heart disease. Diagnostic testing is usually done on an outpatient basis.