Heart and Vascular Institute at University Health System

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The Heart and Vascular Institute at University Health System is led by dozens of highly-trained cardiologists from UT Health San Antonio with decades of experience treating adults and children with cardiovascular disease, or conditions of the heart, arteries and veins. Ranked Best Hospital in San Antonio seven years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, University Hospital is the only facility in South Texas staffed with a comprehensive heart team including emergency department physicians, interventional cardiologists, nurses and cardiovascular technologists, seven days a week to care for patients with heart disease.

Heart and Vascular Institute Highlights

  • Complete heart care – from diagnostic treatment, when you first become aware of a heart problem, to intervention, when expert treatment is needed and in an emergency
  • South Texas’ first cardiovascular hybrid suite – a cardiac cath lab and operating room all in one
  • Cutting-edge procedures, including TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) and pediatric/neonatal ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
  • Free, online heart health assessment
  • Groundbreaking cardiovascular research
  • The first Magnet healthcare organization in South Texas – the gold standard in quality nursing care
  • 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure and Heart Bypass Surgery

  • 2016 American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award
  • 2016 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Award
  • 2012 Platinum Performance Achievement Award

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