Cardiac Catheterization Lab & Rehabilitation Program
Cardiovascular disease: Conquering the leading cause of death
Family, friends and neighbors battle heart disease daily. The American Heart Association acknowledges that more than 8% of adults in Texas are living with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although tremendous advances in prevention and treatment have reduced deaths from heart disease by 30% over the past 10 years, CVD remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Over 2,200 men and women die in the United States every day from CVD, and one-third of those are under the age of 75. Approximately 785,000 people in this country will have a new heart attack this year and 470,000 will have a recurrent attack.
Moving forward, more emphasis needs to be placed on prevention, early detection and rapid cardiac interventions to reduce the risk of CVD, treat heart attacks and restore people to heart-healthy lives.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Cardiologists at Round Rock are now performing over 1,000 procedures each year and there is a demonstrated need to expand to a second cardiac catheterization laboratory to better serve patients and community demand. Building a second lab requires well-planned space, state-of-the-art technology and expanded staff. Once completed, access to elective and emergency cardiac catheterizations will be greatly improved, especially for those patients presenting with cardiac symptoms in the Emergency Department who require rapid response.
Fundraising goal: $2 million
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
With an increased number of cardiac patients, the need for a cardiac rehabilitation program is greater than ever. Patients recovering from cardiac surgery, heart attacks and other heart or vascular disorders benefit from the personalized education, exercise and lifestyle modification involved in rehabilitation. During 2011, 270 patients required cardiac rehabilitation services at Baylor Scott & White Health - Round Rock but had to be referred to other providers. When in place, the program will provide increased convenience for our patients in need of cardiac rehabilitation.
Fundraising Goal: $250,000
For more information on how you can support this initiative at Baylor Scott & White Health, contact the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation Round Rock Regional Office.
You can also make a secure, online donation to support cardiac care in Williamson and North Travis counties.
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