Our Cardiovascular Facilities and Programs

Leading-Edge Heart and Vascular Care

Our comprehensive cardiovascular team of is made up of interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses, highly-trained technologists and numerous other heart and vascular specialists.

Our innovative cardiovascular technology allows us to provide the highest level of heart and vascular care - locally, regionally and nationally.

Heart and Vascular Institute

University Health System’s Heart and Vascular Institute provides life-changing care for patients with complex heart and vascular conditions – many of them from our own community. Residents of San Antonio have access to some of the most innovative care in cardiovascular medicine in South Texas.

The serious risks that are associated with a heart attack or any coronary or vascular event, emphasize the importance of immediate intervention. The key to our heart and vascular care is our knowledgeable staff who respond quickly to our patient’s needs. This rapid response dramatically minimizes disabilities and leads to better outcomes and a better quality of life for our patients.

The Heart and Vascular Institute provides comprehensive testing and treatment services for a wide array of cardiovascular conditions. Our unique partnership with UT Health San Antonio allows our patients to benefit from ongoing research seeking new ways to treat coronary artery disease.

Acute Pulmonary Embolism Center

The Acute Pulmonary Embolism Center provides immediate expert care and attention during a time of urgency for those who are diagnosed with an embolism. This medical scenario demands a quick response from a talented team of cardiovascular experts.

Each member of our team has extensive experience taking care of patients with this condition. The combination of expertise, modern facilities and advanced equipment allow us to offer a personalized treatment plan to meet the needs of every patient.

Cardiac Hybrid Suite – A Cardiac Cath Lab and Operating Room All in One

From angioplasty and stent placements to coronary bypass, valve replacements and aortic repairs, the Cardiovascular Hybrid Suite at University Hospital offers the highest level of care from a team of UT Health San Antonio cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons.

It’s the combination of a standard operating room and a catheterization lab, providing immediate access to all equipment needed for any situation - without moving the patient.

It’s one of the most advanced cardiovascular hybrid labs in the country and the first in South Texas. A physician can treat a patient with a minimally invasive procedure and convert to traditional surgery, if needed, in a matter of seconds.

When a life is at risk, it’s all about saving precious time and maximizing patient safety. This state-of-the- art suite represents our dedication to providing the highest level of care.

South Texas Aortic Center

The South Texas Aortic Center is staffed with a highly-skilled and knowledgeable team of UT Health San Antonio vascular and cardiac surgeons. We serve the needs of patients living with the most complex aortic conditions.

Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, intensivists, nurse practitioners and other professionals shares decades of experience treating serious aortic conditions.

Our Health System supports multiple facilities dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease.

Vascular Laboratory

This accredited facility is staffed by licensed professionals. These experts diagnose vascular diseases using painless, noninvasive tests that don’t require needles.

Vascular Clinic

Our specialty-trained doctors staff the vascular clinic to evaluate and treat a number of disorders. We use state-of-the-art cardiovascular technology to test and diagnose your condition.

Vein Center

We diagnosis and treat all types of vein diseases and conditions.