We treat patients with cardiovascular conditions at a number of convenient locations around San Antonio. We offer advanced cardiac care for complex heart and vascular conditions.
Our heart care is built on our experience treating structural, muscular and electrical heart conditions, as well as those resulting from insufficient blood flow. Our vascular experts treat a wide range of diseases that affect the arteries, veins and lymph vessels. We also treat blood disorders that affect circulation.
Our South Texas Aortic Center specializes in treating patients with complex aortic conditions. Some of the conditions we treat include: abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic aneurysms, aortic arch disease, acute aortic dissections and aortic syndromes.
We’re also able to help women with high-risk pregnancies through maternal-fetal medicine services at the Women’s Heart Center. Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions that impact the cardiovascular system must be monitored carefully for the health of mother and baby. We treat cardio-oncology patients and women with other serious medical conditions. The Center delivers outstanding preventative cardiology care and provides comprehensive assessments for women to determine their risk for developing a cardiovascular disease and their risk level for having a cardiac event during surgery.
We perform thousands of leading-edge heart and vascular procedures each year. That’s why we rely on a number of state-of-the-art technologies to test and diagnose your condition including:
- 3-D EP mapping
- Stress testing
- Arterial testing
- Echocardiography and ultrasonography
- Electrophysiology (EP) studies
- Exercise nuclear stress testing
- Heart biopsy
- Ambulatory monitoring
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) evaluation
Our cardiovascular team provides treatments for common to complex heart and vascular conditions. The Heart and Vascular Institute is a premiere cardiovascular center. We’re focused on offering you and your family the latest and most innovative treatments as a result of cutting-edge research.
We constantly strive to find better treatment options to counter the negative effects of cardiovascular disease. Our cardiovascular team works collaboratively applying a multidisciplinary approach to make sure each and every patient receives comprehensive care from our highly-trained specialists and subspecialists.
We’re at the forefront of vascular care. We provide many nonsurgical treatments. For example, we help many patients with atrial fibrillation using the LARIAT® procedure. This minimally invasive procedure, which ties off the heart’s left atrial appendage, helps to reduce the risk of stroke.
Routinely, we provide the most advanced heart surgeries in South Texas. For those who are unable to undergo open-heart surgery or are at risk for a surgical aortic valve replacement, we’re often able to help those patients with a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This procedure replaces a narrowed aortic valve that doesn’t open properly.
Our medical and surgical specialists provide a wide range of services for patients who need everything from advanced endoscopy procedures to open-heart surgery. We provide common to complex cardiovascular care. After a full review of your medical history, test results and a comprehensive exam, we determine the best treatment options for your unique, heart or vascular condition.