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North Richland Hills – During February Heart Month, Medical City North Hills is marking two important milestones for treating cardiac patients that require a higher level of care.

Medical City North Hills has earned its sixth recertification by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. According to The Joint Commission, the achievement signals exceptional efforts to provide high-quality care to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. Many common heart disorders, including coronary artery disease, can significantly increase the risk of stroke.

In addition, Medical City North Hills has expanded services with the opening of an advanced operating suite that includes an all-digital, robot-guided vascular imaging system that can be used for complex and minimally invasive vascular procedures, cardiac catheterizations, electrophysiology and interventional radiology procedures. This new technology offers several benefits including:

  • Wider diameter mobile imaging unit, to allow for better angles to see every view of a patient’s arteries and blockages
  • The ability to operate from a variety of positions
  • Real-time imaging with customized radiation doses for each patient
  • A higher weight limit to accommodate bariatric patients, increasing the table’s maximum weight from 400lbs to 550lbs

“The recertification of Medical City North Hills as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and the addition of this leading-edge technology demonstrate our ongoing commitment to outstanding cardiology care,” says Mark Deno, CEO of Medical City North Hills. “The exceptional care our cardiology teams provide each patient is another reason Medical City North Hills is the destination of choice for heart care in our community.”

Medical City North Hills offers expert cardiovascular services to the northeast Tarrant County area. Learn more: http://medicalcitynorthhills.com/heart

About Medical City North Hills

Medical City North Hills is a 164 bed, acute care hospital located in North Richland Hills, Texas. With a medical team of more than 500 physicians, Medical City North Hills offers a broad range of services including a Level III Trauma Center, a full range of cardiovascular services, comprehensive orthopedic and spine programs, neurology program, graduate medical education program and an internal medicine residency clinic. Medical City North Hills is part of Medical City Healthcare.

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