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Outpatient Specialty Center

Stethoscope shaped like a heart

Convenient service options for patients

Southwest General's Heart & Vascular Institute has organized a variety of services for patients with heart- and vascular-related conditions into the Specialty Outpatient Center.

Through the Center, patients benefit from multiple services, conveniently located on the hospital's Main Campus. Services include:

Grey Matters! Stroke Prevention Program

This program offers those aged 18 and older ways to learn about stroke prevention and brain health, including:

  • Stress and stroke risk assessments (stroke awareness and prevention)
  • Laboratory tests for cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose)
  • Screening for body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and heart rate
  • Complete 12-lead EKG and atrial fibrillation screening
  • Carotid artery ultrasound screening (If indicated, other vascular ultrasounds are available for an additional fee.)


Additionally, one-on-one consultation with members of our health care team who are qualified to discuss those lab, screening, assessment, EKG and ultrasound results is included. There is a one-time, out-of-pocket fee of $60 for the appointment.

Healthy Heart for Him and Her Programs

These programs offer those aged 18 and older ways to learn about their heart health, including:

  • Laboratory test results for cholesterol and blood sugar (glucose)
  • Screening for body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and heart rate
  • Stress and risk assessments
  • Complete 12-lead EKG and atrial fibrillation screening performed


Additionally, one-on-one consultation with members of our health care team who are qualified to discuss those lab, screening, assessment and EKG results is included. There is a one-time, out-of-pocket fee of $30 for the appointment.

COPD Outpatient Center

This Center is designed to meet the needs of the Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) patient.  The goal of the Center is to reduce hospital admissions due to COPD flare ups; make sure patients receive the most benefit from equipment, medications and treatments; detect and address when COPD worsens; provide education; help with affordability of medications; and ultimately improve quality of life.

Lung Nodule Center

This Center provides convenient access to care for physicians and patients. The Center streamlines the evaluation and management of patients with pulmonary lung nodules, and multidisciplinary care is organized by an advanced cardiothoracic nurse clinician and physicians. The Lung Nodule Center should be considered if a patient has a persistent cough or a family history of lung cancer or a history of asbestos exposure.

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Center

This Center is designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. This rare condition makes the right side of the heart work harder than normal to circulate blood to the lungs. The PH Center should be considered if you experience the following symptoms--or have been treated for these, yet symptoms persist: dizziness, fainting, fatigue, chest pain, swelling in the legs, light-headedness during exercise, shortness of breath during activity, generalized weakness and more. Since the treatment goal of the PH Center is to control symptoms, the earlier the individual is diagnosed, the better he or she will be able to improve symptoms, quality of life and survival.

Wound Center

This outpatient clinic provides care on the continuum, using evidence-based medicine for wound prevention and healing that minimizes systemic complications. The patient-centered approach uses a multidisciplinary team to provide the most advanced wound care available.

We Want to Help You

To schedule an appointment to any one of the Outpatient Specialty Center programs, call the Heart & Vascular Institute's FREE 24-hour critical care nurse support line at 1-877-SWG-BEAT (794-2328).

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