When time counts, you can count on St. David's HealthCare. Our heart & vascular services include advanced therapies, the latest technologies and a team of board-certified specialist physicians and certified clinical staff. Each St. David’s HealthCare hospital achieves treatment times ahead of the national average. Additionally, our electrophysiological program, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, is a world-renowned center for the treatment and research of cardiac arrhythmias.

The Office of Research at St. David's Healthcare is dedicated to health innovation. Cardiovascular research studies include structural heart devices, medications, therapeutics implants and treatments for atrial fibrillation, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation.

St. David's HealthCare’s heart and vascular program boasts a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and earns national recognition for its quality. St. David’s HealthCare is a leader in cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Emergency Cardiac Services

When heart attack, stroke and related emergencies occur, St. David's HealthCare is prepared. During a heart attack, time saved is heart muscle saved and St. David's HealthCare hospitals accomplish treatment times that beat the national average. We provide emergency care to more than a quarter million people each year, which makes us a highly experienced and capable team of Emergency physicians, nurses and technicians.

Cardiovascular Physicians

St. David's HealthCare has brought together the region's leading cardiovascular physician practices to improve access and provide the highest quality of care to our patients. With more than 60 physician practice locations and over 70 board-certified cardiologists, we provide leading edge and comprehensive cardiovascular services to Central Texas and beyond. Our cardiology offices are conveniently located and offer online appointment scheduling.

Cardiac Screening

Heart disease is often referred to as a “silent killer” as it can take years for symptoms of the disease to appear.  At St. David’s HealthCare, we know the fight against heart disease starts with prevention.  HeartSaver CT can detect heart disease in its earliest and most treatable stages.

Congenital heart defects affect nearly one percent of the births per year in the Unites States according to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention. St. David’s HealthCare offers Young Athlete Heart Screening events at multiple hospital locations as a free resource to the Central Texas community.

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center is led by internationally recognized cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Andrea Natale, and staffed by a team that includes some of the most prominent physicians and researchers in the field.  In addition to providing care to patients who suffer from cardiac arrhythmias, the Institute is dedicated to research and serving as a primary educational resource for physicians around the world.

Heart Valve Clinic

The Heart Valve Clinic at Heart Hospital of Austin is dedicated to the advancement and research of valvular therapies.  Established in 2012, the Heart Valve Clinic has brought together an adept team of interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons who specialize in the latest transcatheter valve procedures and minimally invasive surgical valve interventions.

Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

The Advanced Heart Failure Clinic at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is designed to comprehensively treat and manage patients who suffer from congestive heart failure.  Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the cardiac disorder.  The clinic is a collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of physicians who provide care for heart failure patients while hospitalized.  The goal of the Advanced Heart Failure Clinic is to improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions.

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

The cardiothoracic surgeons who practice at St. David’s HealthCare offer alternatives to traditional sternotomy access to the heart.  Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery offers much smaller and less invasive incisions to access the heart and coronary arteries resulting in smaller scars and often reduced pain with a faster patient recovery time.

Advanced Aortic Disease

St. David’s Heart & Vascular is a leader in the treatment of advanced aortic disease.   The vascular surgeons who practice at St. David’s hospitals provide leading-edge treatment options for patients with conditions of the thoracic aorta, including acute and chronic dissections, traumatic injuries of the aorta, thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, Marfan syndrome and coarcation of the aorta.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

St. David’s HealthCare is the regional leader in cardiac rehabilitation.  Many of our hospitals offer programs where patients work with staff in a safe, controlled environment.  The level of physical activity is gradually controlled while the body’s response to exercise is monitored.  Cardiac rehabilitation can last from six to 18 weeks, depending on an individual’s specific needs.

More information about our cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Cardiovascular Research

St. David’s HealthCare is affiliated with some of the leading cardiovascular research groups in the United States and has a dedicated research office to further support and grow our programs in research and health innovation.    Cardiovascular research consists of more than 100 studies ranging from structural heart devices, medications, therapeutics, implants and treatments for atrial fibrillation, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation.

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