Our Cardiovascular Facilities

Most Advanced Heart and Vascular Care

We have the only facilities in South Texas staffed with a comprehensive cardiovascular team of emergency department physicians, interventional cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and cardiovascular technologists.

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

Skilled Physicians and State-of-the-Art Technology

University Health System’s Heart and Vascular Institute can handle any cardiothoracic or vascular emergency. The serious risks that come with any vascular emergency 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 program has dramatically reduced deaths and disabilities.

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 experts, including surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, intensivists, nurses and other clinical staff.

Each member of our team has years of experience looking after 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 for 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 a higher level of care.

South Texas Aortic Center

The South Texas Aortic Center is the region’s only academic center with an experienced team of UT Health vascular and cardiac surgeons. We serve the unique 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 aortic conditions.

Our Health System supports two 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 noninvasive tests that require no needles and are painless.

Vascular Clinic

Our specialty-trained doctors staff the clinic to evaluate and treat vascular disorders. We use the most advanced cardiovascular technology to test and diagnose your condition.

Vein Center

Our clinical staff diagnosis and treats all types of vein diseases and conditions.