Heart Care Center

One of the most comprehensive heart care programs in North Mississippi is located in Oxford at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Here, physicians, nurses and other professionals work together to provide virtually every diagnostic and treatment option available in larger metropolitan areas.

The heart program has grown considerably since its inception in 1986. The facilities and staff continue to increase in number and expertise. In 1994, Baptist North Mississippi installed the first truly digital lab in the United States.

The Heart Care Center has two dedicated catheterization labs and one combination cath and electrophysiology lab, as well as a multitude of noninvasive diagnostic procedures. The center also offers a two-phase cardiac rehabilitation program designed to restore patients to normal levels of activity and reduce future risk of heart problems.

The Oxford Diagnostic Center offers HeartScore® (also known as coronary calcium scoring), a special noninvasive CT scan of the heart that measures the amount of calcium deposits in the coronary
arteries.

Cardiac stress testing is performed to determine how the heart reacts to exercise or increased levels of activity. Ambulatory electrocardiography, or Holter monitoring, measures the electrical activity of your heart while you go about your usual daily activities. A continuous 24-hour recording is much more likely to detect any abnormal heartbeats that occur during these activities.

The practicing physicians are highly qualified, board-certified experts who specialize in cardiovascular surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and pulmonology. In addition to their clinical credentials, they are members of a number of clinical organizations and have many years of experience in their fields.

Baptist Heart Care Center Services

Noninvasive Cardiology

  • Echocardiography, M-mode, 2-D and doppler
  • Stress testing
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Holter monitoring and scanning
  • Transtelephonic pacemaker checks
  • Electrocardiography (EKG, ECG)
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • HeartScore

Invasive Cardiology

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Renal angiography
  • Aortography
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary stents, including drug eluting stents
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Loop recorder implantation

Electrophysiology

  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Atrial flutter ablations
  • AV node ablations
  • Defibrillator implantation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation
  • Tilt table testing

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular risk management education
  • Individualized exercise prescription
  • Outpatient phase II cardiac rehabilitation

In the last five years, Heart Care Center physicians and staff have performed more than 7,000 invasive procedures. Cardiac rehab participants logged in more than 2,000 hours of supervised exercise last year alone. Patients come from 27 counties and several nearby states to receive exceptional heart care services in a warm, caring setting.

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, please call the Heart Care Center at (662) 232-8166.

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

Address
2301 South Lamar
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone
662-232-8100

Email
info.northmiss@bmhcc.org

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