Cardiology

Prioritizing Women’s Heart Health at University Health System

University Health System is addressing a gap in health care for women who have or are at risk for heart disease.


Newborns Benefit From New Heart Screening Guidelines

Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects about 1 percent of newborn babies per year in the United States, and approximately one quarter of those will have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) that requires catheter or surgical intervention during the first year. CHDs are a leading cause of birth defect-associated infant illness and death. Babies born with these conditions are living a longer and healthier life, thanks to advancement in cardiac care. Newborn pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease helps identify those at risk.


University Health System’s Heart and Vascular Institute: A One-stop Team Approach to Heart Care

Each year, the list of treatment options for patients with heart problems becomes longer and more sophisticated. Finding the right treatment means finding the right providers — a choice that also is becoming more complex.


Legacy Heart Care: Strengthening Hearts, Empowering Lives: How EECP and Chronic Disease Management Are Taking Patient-centered Care to a New Level

Despite steady advancements in medical care, the epidemic of chronic disease continues to affect more than half of all Americans each year, depriving millions of the quality of life they deserve while accounting for 86 percent of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual healthcare expenditures1. Cardiovascular disease, in particular, remains the No.1 cause of morbidity and mortality plaguing adults, responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths2. Legacy Heart Care — with its commitment to quality care, patient education and clinical research — is emerging on the frontline as a key player in patient-centered care. As the largest provider of Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) since 2003, Legacy’s mission is simple: to improve the health and touch the life of every patient it treats.


Topics in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

The human heart is a wonderful machine, but sometimes it develops problems. The major plumbing problems are well known: heart attacks, tight valves, leaky valves and weakness of the muscle in its walls.


Treating Stroke’s Triple Threat

The Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) at University Health System is South Texas’ premier destination for the treatment and prevention of the three major manifestations of stroke: ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage.


A Center of Excellence for Children With Heart Problems Opens Its Doors

The University Children’s Health Heart Center at University Health System is designed for the care and comfort of patients and their families, designed to meet their physical and emotional needs.


Excellent Care and Leading Innovation: UT Medicine Cardiology

With its doctors’ ability to quarterback comprehensive cardiac and vascular treatment, extensive involvement in clinical research and technology development, and deep commitment to the local South Texas population, the Department of Cardiology at UT Medicine is quickly becoming the area’s preferred choice for cardiovascular care.


At University Health System, a Children’s Heart Program That Embraces Families

The South Texas Pediatric Congenital Heart Center at University Health System reimagines its congenital heart program with a family-centered approach and innovative new variable acuity rooms.


A Circle of Collaborative, Clinical Care at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center and CHRISTUS Transplant Institute

Drawing on the advanced skills of a multidisciplinary team of specialists, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center and CHRISTUS Transplant Institute provide comprehensive care to ensure patients in renal failure obtain the highest possible quality of life.