Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington, located inside Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital on the 3rd & 5th floors, is a physician-led hospital offering advanced services for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular conditions. Patients who visit the emergency room at Texas Health Arlington Memorial with these conditions are transferred to the heart hospital to receive specialized care under a seamless process.
Parking & Transportation
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is at the corner of Randol Mill Road and Cooper Street.
Valet parking is available at the south entrance on Wright Street, Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Patients and visitors are encouraged to valet park or self-park in the South parking garage.
Please check in with the nurse regarding specific unit visiting hours and quiet time guidelines, or if you have any special needs or requests.
About the Hospital
The heart hospital, which focuses on treating cardiothoracic and vascular diseases, is comprised of 47 beds, four operating rooms, three cath labs, and one electrophysiology lab. Its services will include:
- Interventional cardiology
- Interventional vascular
- Vascular surgery
- Mitral valve repair surgery
Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington is independent hospital located on the 3rd and 5th floors of Texas Health Arlington Memorial.
Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital’s four catheterization labs feature advanced imaging equipment, known throughout the healthcare industry for outstanding image quality and low x-ray radiation dose to both the patient and staff. Some of the procedures available may include:
- Atherectomy (coronary and peripheral)
- Atrial Septal Defect Repair
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Carotid Stents
- Coronary Stents
- Drug-eluting Stents
- EP Studies – Electrophysiology
- Temporary Pacemaker
- Permanent Pacemaker
- Internal Cardiac Defibrillators
- Intravascular Ultrasound
- Laser – Coronary and Peripheral
- Implantable Loop Recorders
- Peripheral Angiography
- Peripheral Stents
- PFO Closure (Patent Foramen Ovale)
- PTA – percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (balloon on peripheral vessels, renals etc.)
- PTCA – percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (balloon).
- Diamondback 360
- Renal Angiography
- Renal stents
Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital’s four operative suites designed to provide heart surgery as well as thoracic and peripheral vascular surgical procedures. All operating rooms are equipped with advanced hemodynamic (blood flow) monitoring equipment, 4K video equipment and emergency equipment needed to provide quality care.
Cardiothoracic Services Offered
- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery (CABG)
- Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
- Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement (MVR)
- Tricuspid Valve Repair or Replacement (TVR)
- Aortic Root Replacement
- Left Atrial Appendage Clip or Resection
- Surgical Ablation (MAZE)
- Surgical Atrial Septal Defect Closure
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Endoscopic vein harvesting
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
- Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
- Lung Resection
- Esaphogastrectomy Surgery
- Laser Lead Extraction
Non-Thoracic Services Offered
- Femoral to Popliteal/Femoral to Tibial Peripheral Bypass Grafting Surgery
- Port placements
Cardiac rehabilitation is available at Texas Health Arlington Memorial that allows for a seamless transition to continue your recovery after discharge. Cardiac rehab includes activities related to critical functions of heart health, such as exercise, education, dieting and lifestyle modification. The goal is to help you restore and maintain optimal health while helping to reduce the risk of future heart problems.
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Vijay Jayachandran, President
Vijay Jayachandran, M.D., is board certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He served his internship at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Following internal medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Dr Jayachandran trained in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University. Dr Jayachandran then served on the faculty of Indiana University as assistant professor of clinical medicine. At Indiana University he was involved in basic and clinical research in the mechanism of cardiac arrhythmias, teaching of cardiology trainees and was associate editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Since 2003 he has been practicing clinical cardiac electrophysiology, with a practice focused on ablation of complex arrhythmias. He continues to be involved in academic activities, serving on editorial review boards reviewing manuscripts for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and Heart Rhythm Journal.
Sherri Emerson, Chief Operating Officer
Sherri Emerson, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., serves as chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital, beginning that role in July 2011.
Emerson joined the Texas Health Resources team from Austin Surgical Hospital-Austin, Texas, where she had served as chief executive officer/chief nursing officer since 2003. In that position, she oversaw the renovation and opening of a new hospital and provide oversight for all nursing and non-nursing operations, led strategic business development activities and service line development.
She began her career in health care at Port Saint Lucie Medical Center in Port Saint Lucie, Florida on an orthopedic floor. She quickly moved into the telemetry unit and cardiac cath recovery unit, followed by CVICU where she found her niche in nursing as a heart transplant/open heart recovery nurse. She enjoyed teaching and precepting new nurses so much she became the Director of Education for The Heart Hospital of Austin. In that role, she assisted Medcath, Inc. in opening five heart hospitals across the country. She then moved into executive leadership opening an orthopedic hospital for Ortho-Neuro corporation.
She holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from Indian River Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Texas, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Business Administration in finance and accounting from the Florida Institute of Technology.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in Florida, scuba diving and raising her two children with her husband, Thomas.
James Norcross, Chief Medical OfficerJames Norcross, M.D., is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology/zoology at Duke University and earned his medical degree at the University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency, and completed a fellowship in cardiovascular/thoracic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
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