Cardiovascular Treatment

Heart and Vascular Expertise When You Need it Most

Medical conditions of the heart and vascular system require immediate attention. You may not know you have a cardiovascular condition unless a doctor diagnoses you or until you have a serious event like a heart attack or stroke. You may be able to manage your condition with medications or lifestyle changes. In many cases, you’ll need the expertise of a surgeon and an individualized treatment plan to restore your quality of life.

Cardiovascular Treatment You Trust

University Health System’s cardiovascular team is the only one of its kind in South Texas. Our team consists of emergency department physicians, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, nurses and cardiovascular technologists. We provide truly comprehensive heart and vascular care – from testing and diagnosis to the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatments

We’re here 24/7 with the most advanced treatments for you and your family, including:

Nonsurgical Treatment

We’re proud to be at the forefront of heart care, particularly in less invasive and nonsurgical treatments [link to page ID 4.6.3.3], such as the LARIAT® procedure. [link to page ID 4.6.3.1] This nonsurgical treatment helps reduce stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who can’t take blood-thinning medications. It’s a good example of the leading-edge procedures we provide to our adult and pediatric patients.

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.

Surgical Treatment

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) [link to page ID 4.6.3.2] 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 [link to page ID 4.6.3.4] options.