When time counts, you can count on St. David’s. Our Heart & Vascular services offer advanced treatments, the latest technology, and a team of board-certified specialist physicians and certified clinical staff. When time counts, you can count on St. David’s. Each St. David’s HealthCare hospital features a Chest Pain Emergency Center with treatment times ahead of the national average. And our Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute is a world-renowned center for treatment and research of cardiac arrhythmias.

St. David’s HealthCare hospitals were the first – and are still the only – hospitals in Central Texas accredited as Certified Chest Pain Centers from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

With heart and vascular services earning national recognition, a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, and the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St. David’s HealthCare is a leader in cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Heart & Vascular Services

Cardiac Care

St. David’s HealthCare provides advanced cardiac care, from emergency services to diagnostics and treatment including cardiac catheterization and open-heart surgery, to renowned cardiac rehabilitation programs. Board-certified physicians are supported by specialized nurses and technicians.

The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute is a world-renowned leader in electrophysiology treatment and research.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

St. David’s HealthCare is a leader in cardiac rehabilitation in the region. Through programs at several facilities, participants work with trained staff in a safe, controlled environment. The level of physical activity is gradually controlled while the body’s response to exercise is monitored. The program may last six to 18 weeks, depending on an individual’s specific needs.

For more information, please call St. David's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at (512) 544-5100.

Emergency Cardiac Services

When heart attack, stroke and related emergencies occur, St. David’s HealthCare is prepared. Each hospital in our system is a Certified Chest Pain Center by the Society for Chest Pain Centers. In a heart attack, time saved is heart muscle saved and St. David’s HealthCare facilities boast treatment times that beat the national average.

Executive Wellness Program

The Executive Wellness program provides a comprehensive screening and evaluation of a person’s well-being. In a single day, we provide a myriad of services including (but not limited to) a traditional physical, exercise stress test, nutritional consultation, CT scan and ultrasound screenings.

The program is designed to offer insight into one’s health long before symptoms of disease occur. The day also includes luxuries such as a private room, lunch and a full-body massage. Executive Wellness has been a service at Heart Hospital of Austin since 2004 and has grown over the years largely by reputation. We consistently receive excellent feedback from those who participate in the program.

All results are confidential and are not shared with your employer, insurance or family unless you request it.

To schedule an appointment or request more information, visit Executive Wellness or call (512) 407-7562 or (877) 512-4123.

Erectile Dysfunction & Heart Disease

Studies show that symptoms of erectile dysfunction appear up to 36 months before symptoms of heart disease. Recognizing this early warning sign may allow for the diagnosis and treatment of undetected heart disease before it causes problems.

Erectile dysfunction may not be life-threatening, but it may be the first symptom of deadly heart disease. In some cases, treating heart disease may also improve erectile dysfunction. If you have experienced erectile dysfunction, consult with your physician to determine if cardiovascular screenings are appropriate for you.

Men experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack or die from heart problems within five years than men without ED. HeartSaver CT is a way to diagnose heart disease, even before symptoms appear.

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 caring for patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmias, the Institute is dedicated to research and serving as a primary educational resource for physicians around the world.

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