State-of-the-Art Heart Care in North Central Arkansas
Baxter Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in North Central Arkansas
to offer a complete cardiac care program. Our extensive heart care procedures
include open heart surgery, diagnostic angiography, interventional angiography,
cardiac rehab, minimally invasive surgery, and more.
Coronary Bypass Surgery
More than 500,000 coronary artery bypass surgeries are performed each year
in the United States, making it one of the most common surgeries. Under
the leadership of cardiovascular surgeon
Louis Elkins, MD, the BRMC Heart Team performs almost 200 open-heart surgeries each year.
The first open-heart surgery was performed at BRMC in 1998, and in 1999
the hospital began offering angioplasty/stent placement.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Since 1991, BRMC’s cardiac catheterization lab has performed thousands
of procedures to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Each year, the BRMC Heart Team performs more than 350 angioplasties, 1,000
cardiac catheterizations and insert angioplasty/stents for the treatment
of heart and vascular disease, including coronary artery disease.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Baxter Regional Medical Center’s
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides individualized care for patients who have had heart attacks,
coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty, stable angina, or for patients who
are considered prone to cardiac disease. The program relies on medically
proven exercise therapy and patient education.
BRMC’s staff physicians refer their patients to the Cardiac Rehabilitation
Program. Each referring physician follows his or her patient’s progress
through periodic written reports prepared by the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Abiomed Impella® Heart Pump
BRMC uses the Abiomed Impella Heart Pump for minimally invasive cardiac
procedures. Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Louis W. Elkins and cardiologists
affiliated with Baxter Regional Medical Center can add the world’s
smallest heart pump to their portfolio of treatment options to assist
critically ill heart patients – just another way that BRMC is on
the cutting edge of cardiovascular health care.
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