Heart & Vascular Center

The BSA Heart and Vascular Center provides comprehensive services for all stages of cardiac care, from diagnosis to recovery. 

 

Our Services 

BSA offers $100 coronary artery calcium scoring, a test which will detect calcium deposits in the arteries.

Knowing your artery calcium score can help you detect potential heart issues before they occur. The test is quick and painless. A physician referral is required. To schedule an appointment, please call 806-212-8888. 

For patients who have issues with their heart's electrical signals, BSA's Electrophysiology Lab provides the following services:

  • Diagnostic studies of the heart's electrical aspects
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) implants
  • Pacemaker placement

BSA Cardiothoracic Surgery offers expert surgical care for patients needing treatment for issues of the heart, lungs and other organs of the chest. 

Surgical services include:

  • Improvement of blood flow to the heart through coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
  • Opening the chest wall to operate on damaged lungs.
  • Removal of damaged or diseased sections of the lungs.
  • Replacement of damaged heart valves with prosthetic valves. 
  • Surgery to repair bulges in the aorta, commonly known as aneurysms.
  • Surgery to repair holes in the wall of the heart.
  • Video-assisted procedures that provide a minimally-invasive approach to surgery, with less pain and a shorter recovery time. 

For patients experiences a heart event, the BSA Cardiac Catherization Lab provides life-saving services, including:

  • Removal of blood clots from the arteries and veins
  • Surgical repair and removal of plaque from blood vessels
  • Stent placement

During recovery after a heart event, patients can attend the BSA Cardiac Rehab Program, a 12-week long program that provides exercise, education and support.

Patient benefits of the program include:

  • Improving overall confidence and well-being
  • Improving stamina and strength to get back to a daily routine
  • Reducing the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
  • Stopping or reversing damage to the heart’s blood vessels

 

TAVR, Amarillo’s Most Advanced Heart Valve Procedure, Available at BSA 

BSA is proud to be the only facility in the Texas Panhandle to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR) to patients, a safe and effective solution for patients suffering from aortic stenosis. More than 2.5 million people ages 75 and older suffer from aortic stenosis, a condition caused by narrowed heart valve. These narrow valves result in the reduction or blockage of blood flow from the heart to the body. This condition can lead to heart failure or disease, the number one killer in America. 

You may qualify for TAVR if you suffer from aortic stenosis. Typically, aortic stenosis is caused from:

  • Calcium deposits in the heart valves
  • Birth defects
  • Radiation therapy
  • Scar tissue in the heart valves caused by untreated strep throat

A physician referral is required. For more information, call 806-212-4668.

 

Patient Education 

Knowing the risks, signs and preventive measures for heart-related issues can be life-saving. Learn more about protecting your heart by downloading the Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) Guide below. 

Download EHAC Guide 

 

Designated and Accredited for High-Quality Cardiac Care 

BSA Hospital has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for cardiac care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. BSA Hospital is currently the only hospital in Amarillo with this designation. Facilities recognized as Blue Distinction Center+ show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

BSA is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for the ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

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Calcium Scoring Appointment Request

To be scheduled, you must have a referral from your cardiologist or primary care provider. Please only fill out this form if you have a referral.