When is comes to advanced heart care around here, there’s only one choice: CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Longview. We are the community’s first hospital to receive the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. We also have received the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification. (AACVPR). We meet and exceed quality of care measures for our patients from people who experience the most severe types of heart attack to those seeking education and prevention to diagnostics, advanced treatments, and cardiac rehabilitation. Our exemplary team of board certified cardiologists give your heart world-class care right where you need it, here at home.
Advanced Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Our expert providers are board certified in cardiology and can conduct procedures including:
- Heart bypass surgery
- Minimally invasive heart valve surgery
- Maze surgery
- Endovascular stent graft repair
- Atrial septal defect repair
- Radial heart caths
- Percutaneous temporary left ventricular assist devices
- Minimally invasive laser treatment procedures
- Electrophysiology studies.
An electrophysiological study is a test used to evaluate and map the electrical activity in your heart. An EP study is sometime recommended in those with heart rhythm problems, such as atrial fibrillation. More than five million people in the United States are living with atrial fibrillation (Afib), which left untreated, can lead to a stroke, heart attack, and other life-threatening complications. Our caring electrophysiology team are the region’s first for heart rhythm management. Utilizing innovative technology with both non-surgical and surgical techniques. Our physicians can effectively diagnose and treat AFib to ensure patients are able to live the healthiest and fulfilling life.
CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program delivers comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction services to patients with cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease. We are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Learn If You Are At Risk for Heart Disease
Staying on top of your heart health is one of the most important things you can do at any age. A great way to do that is by taking our free online health risk assessment. You can estimate your risk along with other harmful factors that can lead to developing cardiovascular disease. It's everything you need to know about your heart all in one convenient place.