Cardiovascular Services at Methodist Charlton

Southern Dallas County Heart Care

At Methodist, we are committed to improving and saving lives through compassionate, high-quality health care--and are proud of the recognition our facilities receive in meeting and exceeding national standards of care.

We have received the UnitedHealth Premium Interventional Cardiac Care Specialty Center designation for providing quality outcomes and cost-effective cardiovascular services. Additionally, we received the Platinum Performance Achievement award for excellence in heart attack care at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions national meeting in Dallas in 2013.

Our comprehensive cardiovascular care includes:

  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery for less pain and scarring and faster recovery
  • Full range of diagnostic tests and treatments for heart disease and heart attacks
  • Pacemaker with FDA-Approval for MRI Scan
  • Anticoagulation Clinic to help people manage and monitor the effects of anti-blood clotting medications
  • Cardiac rehabilitation programs to help patients regain and maintain heart health
  • Heart health and recovery resources

Interventional Cardiology Services

At Methodist Charlton Medical Center's Heart Failure Clinic, we’re proud to have available the only full-service interventional cardiology services in Southern Dallas County. Our two cardiac catheterization labs feature a leading-edge, all-digital cardiovascular imaging system and help expand the range of advanced cardiac diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services available at Methodist Charlton.

Diagnostic and interventional cardiology services

Diagnostic and interventional cardiology services available at Methodist Charlton Medical Center include:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Electrophysiology
  • Implantable defibrillators
  • Impella Heart Pump technology
  • STEMI program (ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction)
  • Transradial­ percutaneous ­coronary ­intervention ­(TR-PCI)– treating blockages in the heart through an incision in the wrist
  • The TAVR Procedure
  • Da Vinci® Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

All beds at Methodist Charlton are dedicated to telemetry for heart monitoring. With the completion of the hospital expansion and the opening of the new bed tower at Methodist Charlton, an operating room specially designed for heart surgery is part of the new surgery suite.

STEMI (ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction) program

The STEMI (ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction) program at Methodist Charlton saves time and lives of heart attack patients. Emergency medical services (EMS) electronically sends an EKG to a physician in the emergency department who can confirm if the patient is experiencing a heart attack and activate the cardiac catheterization lab team before the patient arrives in the hospital, saving precious minutes. Methodist Charlton averages a door-to-balloon (D2B) time of 57 minutes, compared to the national benchmark of 90 minutes, and a SOAR rate (Symptom Onset to Arterial Reperfusion) that is among the top 5 percent of hospitals in Dallas County.

Cardiac Care Recognition

  • Methodist Charlton and Dallas Fire-Rescue Set New 13-Minute Record for Fast Heart Attack Care – November 2014
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) NCDR ACTION Registry®–GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014
  • NCDR ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award – American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation – July 2013
  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center has received the UnitedHealth Premium Interventional Cardiac Care Specialty Center designation.