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Your heart is in the right place

When precious time is ticking by, few respond faster to saving a heart than Methodist Richardson Medical Center. As a fully accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center, we are equipped to provide a comprehensive range of cardiology services, from sophisticated cardiology imaging to minimally invasive open heart surgery. Best of all, our team of experts is available around the clock so that whenever chest pain strikes, you’re met with swift, quality care.

A leader in cardiac disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Methodist Richardson Medical Center uses some of the latest treatments and therapies. Plus, when time is critical you can breathe easy knowing we rank among the top 10 percent in the nation for our prompt attention to heart attack patients.

Cardiac Services

The cardiac team at Methodist Richardson includes specialists in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, general thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. After-hours emergency cases are handled by on-call coverage available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cardiac diagnostic services available at Methodist Richardson include:

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Right heart pressure studies
  • FFR pressure wire
  • Diagnostic valve studies
  • Left ventricular grams
  • Aortography
  • SVG studies
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Angiogram

Cardiac procedures available at Methodist Richardson include:

  • Open-heart surgery
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Coronary stenting
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Reolytic thrombectomy
  • ICDs and Bi-V ICDs
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Drug eluding stents
  • AMI management, including intervention
  • Pacemakers
  • Left Atrial Appendage & Closure: WATCHMAN Device

Technical innovations:

  • Ventricular assist device - Impella
  • FFR pressure wire
  • MX coronary stent technology
  • Cutting Balloon
  • Reolytic Thrombectomy
  • IIb IIIa Anticoagulant therapy
  • Puncture site closure devices
  • Distal protection devices in SVG thrombus
  • X-ray imaging system with 3D rotational angiography

Methodist Richardson also has a comprehensive cardiopulmonary program and an on-site Anticoagulation Clinic.

Award Winning Cardiac Care

We have earned prestigious honors for our cardiac care services and facilities:

  • Chest Pain Cycle IV accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Methodist Richardson is the first of the Methodist Health System hospitals to meet the more stringent Cycle IV requirements for reducing heart attack deaths and one of only 11 facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with the designation.
  • AHA Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure GOLD Achievement Award, for achieving at least 24 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® heart failure achievement indicators to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
  • American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center – GOLD PLUS Level Recognition Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
  • Methodist Richardson has earned both Heart Failure Accreditation and Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers for providing outstanding cardiac care.