In 1977, Valley Baptist opened its first cardiac cath lab where angioplasty and stent-insertion procedures take place. That was followed by the Rio Grande Valley’s first open-heart surgical suite, and a second cath lab
— an Electrophysiology lab for patients with arrhythmia. Today, Valley Baptist is home to five catheterization suites, including technology that uses multiple images for a more precise view of the heart.
Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen offers a cardiac rehabilitation program with nurses to monitor your progress, and an educational component to help keep you on track. This formal exercise care plan can help get you back
in action after a heart attack or heart surgery. Our programs are well established: the cardiac rehab inpatient program started in 1979, and our outpatient program followed shortly thereafter in 1982.
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