David's HealthCare is a leader in cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Our services include advanced heart care provided by a team of board-certified doctors. We also offer an electrophysiology (EP) program at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, a world-renowned center for the treatment and research of cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats). The medical team is led by a cardiac electrophysiologist and includes some of the most outstanding doctors and researchers in the field.
At Central Texas Heart Center, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation services to those in need. Our team of cardiologists, nurses, and therapists work together to create a safe and controlled environment for our patients. We strive to provide the best possible patient experience by offering advanced techniques for diagnosing and treating heart conditions. Our hospitals use the latest computed tomography techniques to detect calcified plaque in the arteries.
If plaque is found, the test will reveal the exact location and level of risk associated with the obstruction. This helps us to identify the disease as soon as possible and gives patients a clear picture of their heart health. An electrophysiological study is a test that records the electrical activity and pathways of the heart. These tests help determine the source of an arrhythmia.
In addition to CT scans, a treadmill stress test can be used to monitor blood flow restriction.
Cardiac rehabilitationis a type of specialized therapy designed to help you develop a heart-healthy lifestyle before or after heart surgery or treatment. Through education and exercise, you can learn about your heart health and reduce your risk of disease and failure. We'll customize a plan based on your heart health and other medical conditions.
This approach allows us to work to achieve your wellness goals as effectively as possible. Monitored physical activity allows you to gradually increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs, strengthen your muscles, and gain confidence in activities of daily living. Through education, you'll begin to understand your heart condition and ways to reduce your risk of having heart problems in the future. You'll develop a realistic plan to reduce heart risk factors and participate in nutrition and stress management sessions.
Individual advice for quitting smoking is offered if indicated. Your insurance may cover all or part of the cost of your cardiac rehabilitation sessions. The cardiac rehabilitation team helps you and your family learn to cope with the stress of adapting to a new lifestyle. The heart-healthy skills learned in cardiac rehabilitation can last a lifetime.
At Central Texas Heart Center, we are ready to help you get started on your journey towards better cardiovascular health.