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Educational Resources

We provide educational tools, as well as programs, which can help you and your family members better understand your conditions, tests, and treatments. In addition, these resources and programs can help you learn how to cope with an ongoing condition, as well as how to adopt the lifestyle habits to help you lead a healthier life. We believe that understanding your condition or treatment is important in making your visit easier and helping you recover more quickly. The types of resources we offer include:

  • Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute. Patients and their families can learn more about heart and vascular clinical trials and treatments.
  • Patient Education on Baylor TV. Baylor's closed-circuit television (BTV) provides patient education programs on heart disease and heart and vascular procedures. To watch BTV, dial "36813" on your patient telephone and follow the recorded prompts, or ask for nursing assistance. For additional programming, see the BTV guide posted in your patient room.
  • Leap for Life® Leap for Life is a free lifestyle education program designed for anyone with cardiovascular disease risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or if you have recently experienced a cardiac event. Information and open discussion about ideal diet and nutrition, exercise and stress management along with a variety of other subjects will be covered to help you improve your overall heart health!
  • Wired for Life ™ Scheduled regularly throughout the year. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Education Class and Support Group A group setting allowing patients with implanted devices (new or replacement) and their significant others an opportunity to share stories and receive detailed information regarding living with their I.C.D. Education and open discussion regarding: cardiac disease, lifestyle changes as a result of living with an I.C.D. and gaining a better understanding of the device.

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