Division of Cardiology

Gregory Dehmer, MD

Director, Division of Cardiology

The Scott & White Division of Cardiology, a part of the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute, maintains a strong reputation as a leader in treating cardiovascular disease.

The Division of Clinical Cardiology is often the entry point for access to all of the complex services available at the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute. Patients with very common heart problems, such as angina, leaking heart valves, heart failure and heart rhythm disturbances, as well as some very rate forms of heart disease, are evaluated in the clinic. Physicians perform the initial exams of the patients and then obtain help from other more specialized members of the division, if necessary.

Scott & White Cardiology Procedures and Services

Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing

  • 64-slice CT angiography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Imaging)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter and event monitoring for rhythm disturbances
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (2D and 3D imaging, TTE)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Exercise stress echocardiogram
  • Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging at rest and stress
  • Non-invasive vasular testing and vascular ultrasound

Invasive Diagnostic Testing

  • Cardiac catheterization (to measure blood pressures within the heart)
  • Coronary angiography (X-ray pictures of the heart arteries)
  • Left and right ventriculography (X-ray pictures of the main pumping chambers)
  • Heart biopsy
  • Pericardiocentesis (removing fluid from the sac around the heart)

Electrophysiology

  • EP testing to diagnose rhythm disorders
  • Cardioversion to restore a normal heart rhythm
  • Electronic pacemaker insertion (single chamber, dual chamber and biventricular)
  • Internal defibrillator insertion
  • Ablation procedures to cure rhythm disturbances

Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Rotational, excision and laser atherectomy
  • Coronary and peripheral stent placement
  • Intravasular ultrasound
  • Fractional flow reserve measurements
  • Cryoplasty
  • Embolization therapy
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Closure of intracardiac defects (Amplatzer® device)

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Support

  • All phases of cardiac rehabilitation
  • Mended Hearts® support group

How do I refer a patient to a Scott & White Cardiologist?

To refer a patient to a Scott & White Cardiologist, please call the Physician Referral Network at 254-724-2218 or 800-792-3368.


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