We’re proud to be at the forefront of heart care. Our goal is to use less invasive, nonsurgical treatments when possible. For example, we perform left atrial appendage closures using the LARIAT® procedure, and when needed, our cardiologists are highly skilled at implanting the WATCHMAN Device to help patients who have atrial fibrillation (AFib). Both are nonsurgical treatments that help reduce stroke risk in patients with AFib who can’t take blood-thinning medications. We provide many leading-edge procedures. These are just two examples of the types of technology we use to help our adult and pediatric heart patients.
Every year, we perform hundreds of heart catheter procedures. We enable men, women and children to resume their normal activities and restore them to a better quality of life. Many patients are helped with various types of minimally invasive, catheter ablation procedures for: atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and other complex arrhythmias. We also extract a number of arrhythmia devices.
From ablations and angioplasty to stenting and catheterization, you’re in expert hands and have the advantage of accessing the latest technology dedicated to delivering superior cardiovascular care.
Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons from UT Health San Antonio bring their surgical expertise to the Heart and Vascular Institute and the Heart Valve Clinic.
Our surgeons are known for their constant pursuit of the latest techniques and technology in heart care. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is the latest example of this pioneering spirit. This surgical option was developed for patients with aortic stenosis who have few alternatives to alleviate their symptoms.
We’ve also built a strong partnership with UT Health San Antonio’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery to deliver the most advanced endovascular techniques, as well as traditional vascular treatment options.
Cardiac Catheterization: What to Expect
Some of our patients travel a long distance to access the latest clinical trials in cardiology. Our team of cardiologists at the Heart and Vascular Institute are constantly researching and connecting to other medical professionals throughout the country to assure our continued ability to offer our patients the very best and most recent treatment options available in cardiovascular medicine.