Advanced heart disease treatment at Methodist Dallas

The Sam & Anne Kesner Heart Center at Methodist Dallas Medical Center offers a full range of options for treating heart disease, whether you’re dealing with a common condition like coronary artery disease, heart failure or heart arrhythmia, or a more complex cardiovascular problem.

Coronary Interventional Procedures

  • Coronary angioplasty or PTCA (balloon angioplasty)—opens narrowed sections of arteries using a balloon on the tip of a long, thin catheter. The catheter is inserted into the affected coronary vessel and threaded to the narrowed section. The balloon is then inflated to flatten the buildup on the inside of the artery, widening the passageway for blood.
  • Coronary stent implantation—once the angioplasty balloon has reopened the vessel, tiny, flexible stainless steel stents are expanded into the artery to keep it open. Some stents may be coated with medicines that prevent restenosis (abrupt closure of the artery).

The Sam & Anne Kesner Heart Center participated in a clinical registry using Boston Scientific Corporation's drug-coated stent (called the TAXUS stent), and was the first hospital in Texas to implant this stent as part of the process for FDA approval of the device.

Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implants

  • Pacemaker—small device implanted in the chest that sends electrical signals to the heart, helping it beat at a constant and normal rate.
  • Defibrillator—device in the chest that sends a strong electrical signal and subsequent shock to the heart if its rhythm becomes dangerously fast or slow.
  • Biventricular device implants (pacemakers and defibrillators)—devices that pace both ventricles (lower heart chambers), increasing the amount of blood pumped to the heart; they can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

Electrophysiology Procedures

  • Cardiac ablations (electrocautery)—electrophysiology procedures to correct abnormal heartbeats. A special catheter is threaded into the heart, and small areas of tissue that are interfering with the heart’s electrical signals are burned away, often permanently curing the abnormal heart rhythm.

See a Heart Treatment Specialist

Find a heart physician at the Sam & Anne Kesner Heart Center—or call us at 214-947-2750 for more information about our comprehensive solutions for diagnosing cardiac conditions and treating heart disease.