UTMB Health Division of Cardiology

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Cardiology at UTMB Health

Dr. Ken FujiseAt the Division of Cardiology, we practice academic cardiology in the true sense of the word–the dynamic integration of clinical practice, research, and education into one compassionate and innovative patient-centered environment. The tradition started in 1891 when the Ashbel Smith Building (more commonly known as "Old Red") opened its door to clinicians, medical students and researchers as the oldest medical school in the state of Texas. Just next to Old Red was the original John Sealy Hospital, the university hospital of UTMB.

Grounded in this foundation, for us providing our patients with truly outstanding cardiology care goes hand-in-hand with excelling in cardiovascular research and education.

All of our cardiologists are engaged in cardiovascular education of medical students, nurses, health-care professionals, residents and fellows. Many participate in clinical and basic science research to discover and innovate. Insights acquired at the research bench are brought to the bedside, to improve the care of our patients. Today, we celebrate more than 120 years of excellence and continue to bring our knowledge, experience, innovation, and discovery to our patients.

We offer outpatient care is provided at four UTMB Health Cardiology clinic locations: UTMB Health Clinics (UHC), Galveston; Primary and Specialty Care Clinic, Texas City; Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, League City; and Multispecialty Center, League City.

Our inpatient care is primarily provided at the John Sealy Hospital on the Galveston main campus, which features state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories, a cutting-edge Heart Station and Echo Lab, and an outstanding Coronary Care Unit and Step-down Unit.

If you need cardiac care, please explore our site to learn more about the cardiologists at UTMB Health. Contact us if you have questions; we stand ready to help. Call (409) 933-0017.

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Love Your Heart!

Make it your personal mission to learn more about what you can do to stay healthy by living heart healthy. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as defined by the American Heart Association, include coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease); stroke (brain attack); high blood pressure (hypertension); and rheumatic heart disease.

About 80 million US adults have one or more forms of CVD. Each year in the US, cardiovascular diseases top the list of most serious health problems. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death and stroke is the third leading cause of death. Stroke is also the number one cause of serious, long-term disability. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women: currently some 8 million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat.

See directory listing of our University Cardiologists

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Heart Disease Prevention

Cardiac Rehabilitation


Chest Discomfort

Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. 

Discomfort in other Areas of the Upper Body

Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort

Other Signs

May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.


If one or more of these signs is present, don't delay:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.


Sudden loss of responsiveness. No response to tapping on shoulders

No normal breathing. The victim does not take a normal breath when you tilt the head up and check for at least five seconds.

If these signs are present, CALL 911.

Read more about Warning Signs from the American Heart Association. 

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

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Cardiology Outpatient Clinic Locations

Cardiology, Texas City
New Location!
10121 E.F. Lowry Expwy.
Texas City, TX 77591.
(409) 933-0017
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Multispecialty Center &
Stark Diabetes Center
Located in Victory Lakes Town Center
(between Sports Authority and Hobby Lobby)
2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573
(832) 505-2150

Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Clinic, Alvin
2020 East Highway 6
Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 585-2530
[visit site] [view map]

Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes
Surgical Center
2240 Gulf Freeway South
Suite 2.100
League City, Texas 77523
(832) 505-1800

University Hospital Clinics
5th Floor
Galveston, Texas
(409) 933-0017


Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratory
301 University Boulevard
4.130 John Sealy Hospital
Galveston, Texas 77555-0270
(409) 772.0402
FAX (409) 747.1847

Heart Station
301 University Boulevard
4.100 McCullough Bldg.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0763
(409) 772.1262

Cardiac Echo Laboratory
301 University Boulevard
4.100 McCullough Bldg.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0763
(409) 772.5353

American Heart Month

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External Sites

American Heart Association

American Stroke Association

HeartHub for Patients


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