12-20-2007 05:49 PM CET - Health & Medicine

Heart First Cardiac Care Center Opens in The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood in Plano, Texas

Press release from: MedicalEdge Healthcare Group
PR Agency: Pugliese Creative
Heart First Physicians at The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood will include (L-R) Dr. John Osborne, Dr. Mordecai Klein, Dr. Phil Burket, Dr. William Wallace, Dr. James Rellas, Dr. Greg Messner & Dr. Kevin Graves
Heart First Physicians at The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood will include (L-R) Dr. John Osborne, Dr. Mordecai Klein, Dr. Phil Burket, Dr. William Wallace, Dr. James Rellas, Dr. Greg Messner & Dr. Kevin Graves
Heart Center Brings Cutting Edge Treatment to The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood

PLANO, TEXAS – December 19, 2007 – Heart First, one of North Texas’ most advanced cardiac care practices, has opened its doors in The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood (TTCAP) at Plano Parkway and Marsh Lane in Plano. Heart First is a full service cardiology practice which uses modern screening technology and provides state of the art care for all types of diseases of the heart and circulatory system.

Heart First’s staff of Board-certified cardiologists team with an on-staff Interventional Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist, Pulmonologist, as well as cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons to give patients what amounts to a one-stop service for heart health. With this group of wide-ranging specialists, and an experienced staff of specially trained Nurse Practitioners, Heart First provides a full-range of cardiac services, including cardiovascular consultation, lipid management, nuclear cardiology, pacemaker evaluation, echocardiography, stress echocardiography, electrocardiography (EKG/ECG), arterial and vascular ultrasound, cardiac angiography, stress testing, angioplasty and stenting, Holter monitoring and pacemaker insertion. Heart First at TTCAP also features the new Siemens SOMATOM Definition 128-slice dual source CT scanner, the first of its kind in North Texas, which can produce Cardiac CTA (Computed Tomography Angiography) scans, with unmatched clarity and detail.

Prevention of heart disease is a priority for the practice. According to Dr. James Rellas, M.D., one of the founders of Heart First, “Heart disease kills more Americans each year than every type of cancer combined. We target the prevention of heart disease and accomplish this through in-depth examination, diagnostic testing and education about living a healthy lifestyle.” Dr. Rellas continued, saying, “Today, we are extremely excited about the potential for diagnosis and prevention presented by our 128-slice dual source CT. The high speed coronary CTA, or ‘HeartogramÔ’, that can be obtained with this technology is literally obtained in the space of one heartbeat without the need for beta blocking medication or extraordinary preparation. These scans offer a fantastic opportunity for early detection and treatment of heart disease and represent the future of Cardiology. Having this technology places Heart First on the cutting edge of heart disease prevention. We hope that both men and women will visit Heart First and consider a HeartogramÔ as a baseline for treatment of future medical needs.”

Heart First at The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood presents a warm, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere to its patients. Covering 12,000 square feet, the facility has been carefully planned to allow multiple physicians to work simultaneously, perform patient testing quickly and efficiently and provide a high level of service. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heart First accepts most private insurance plans and is located in The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood at the corner of Plano Parkway and Marsh in Plano, TX (6957 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 1000). For further information, call 972-939-8294 or visit the Heart First website at www.heartfirst.md

MedicalEdge Healthcare Group, Inc.
9229 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75243
Contact: Marsha Klopping
Cardiology Marketing

About The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood (TTCAP)

The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood offers patients an advanced multi-specialty destination for complete wellness, providing an assortment of medical treatments and services. When fully tenanted in early 2008, TTCAP will house Apex Emergency Care, Prestonwood Surgery Center, Prestonwood Urology, Prestonwood Imaging Center, Team Orthopedics, Verity Radiation Therapy Center, Heart First Cardiology Center, Sleep HealersÔ Sleep Diagnostics, The Hope Oncology Center, TLCEdge Surgical Weight Loss plus a variety of other complementary, advanced and specialized medical practices.

Set on 4.17 acres, TTCAP features some of the most advanced medical technology in North Texas, including the first Siemens 128-slice, dual source CT in the region, North Texas’ first Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator, with on-board CT and x-ray imaging, one of the few Siemens 3-Tesla MRI units outside a hospital in the area, a Hologic Digital Mammography unit, DEXA and 3D/4D Ultrasound and two vaults for delivery of Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

The building features a dramatic two-story, steel and concrete design by Jonathan Bailey Architects, considered the premier medical architectural firm in the world. Its covered, drive-up entrance, easy access, two-level parking garage and ample surface parking combine to create a convenient patient-friendly experience. The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood is located at 6957 Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas, at the corner of Plano Parkway and Marsh Lane.

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