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Heart Care

At Baxter Health, our dedication to advancing heart care is unwavering. We invite you to explore a world where better patient outcomes are the norm, facilitated by our commitment to minimally invasive surgery, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and world-class cardiac catheterization labs and hybrid operating rooms.

Our team of expert surgeons and advanced practice providers employ groundbreaking procedures such as Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) to address carotid artery disease with precision and care, greatly reducing the risk of stroke for a brighter tomorrow. For patients facing aortic valve disease, our Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) provides a life-enhancing solution without the need for traditional open-heart surgery.

In the most critical situations, our smallest hero, the Impella heart pump, ensures vital blood flow during high-risk coronary interventions.

Baxter Health prides itself not only on the sophistication of our treatments but also on the accessibility we provide. Our Cardiac Calcium Screenings and Arterial Screenings are offered at $99 and $59 respectively, extending our services to the general public with extraordinary value.

Catered towards the unique health needs of cardiac and elderly patients, including those residing in rural communities and under Medicare, Baxter Health Heart and Vascular Clinic stands as a beacon of hope and care.

Book a consultation for your heart health today, and step into a community where your heart's best interest is at the core of all we do.

With our eyes set on the forefront of cardiology, we're fueling a healthier future, one heartbeat at a time. Discover Baxter Health — where heart care services meet excellence and innovation.

Comprehensive Cardiac Services

Baxter Health 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.

Cardiac Services

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 cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, the Baxter Health Heart Team performs almost 200 open-heart surgeries each year.

The first open-heart surgery was performed at Baxter Health in 1998, and in 1999 the hospital began offering angioplasty/stent placement.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Since 1991, Baxter Health’s cardiac cath lab has performed thousands of procedures to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Each year, the Baxter Health 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 Health’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.

Baxter Health’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

Baxter Health uses the Abiomed Impella Heart Pump for minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Cardiologists affiliated with Baxter Health can add the world’s smallest heart pump to their portfolio of treatment options to assist critically ill heart patients – just another way that Baxter Health is on the cutting edge of cardiovascular health care.

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