Heart Health

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Heart Care for a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented or successfully treated when diagnosed early. We’re committed to ensuring you receive personalized care and feel heard, supported and empowered on your journey to a healthier heart.

For something as important as your heart health, UTMB Health provides patient-centered and compassionate care using state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostics and advanced treatment options ranging from heart rhythm studies and electrophysiology (EP) and cardiovascular treatments to transplants to cardiac rehabilitation.

Whether you need routine care for your heart, cardiac arrhythmia treatment, or management of a complex heart disease, UTMB Health cardiology specialists are available throughout Galveston County, the Bay Area, and Brazoria County to provide you with the best heart care.

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Cardiology

Our cardiologists provide you with the best possible heart care using an academic approach – the dynamic integration of patient care, research and health education. It’s a patient-centered approach that delivers the most appropriate care for each patient. Early detection and diagnosis of heart conditions can help improve your life.

Cardiology Services 
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Cardiovascular Surgery

UTMB’s cardiovascular surgeons are highly experienced in minimally invasive surgery, advanced diagnostic and surgical interventions, and work with multidisciplinary care teams to treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiovascular Surgery Services 
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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery involves the organs of the chest and can mean a lung, heart or esophagus operation. Our thoracic surgeons specialize in coronary artery bypass surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant and the removal of cancer from the lung.

Thoracic Surgery Services 
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Cardiac Rehab

A healthy, active life after a cardiac event is possible with the help of Cardiac Rehabilitation services at UTMB. The rehab team has developed programs to help people with heart disease or those with a high risk of heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of the treatment of your specific heart problem.

Cardiac Rehab Services 

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Pediatric Cardiology

Providing clinical services to children with suspected heart defects from birth to late adolescence, our Pediatric Cardiologists offer both inpatient and outpatient care to our young patients and their families. Whether your child is experiencing a common or rare heart condition, our specialists have the expertise and skills to care for your child.

Pediatric Cardiology Services 
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Advanced Treatment Services

We deliver the most appropriate care in each and every case. That means we provide the most advanced cardiac imaging and treatments services, designed to give you personalized care for your unique needs.

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How UTMB Health is combating the rising cardiovascular maternal mortality rate

As the rate of heart-disease related deaths continues to rise for pregnant and postpartum mothers and women during childbirth, cardiologist Dr. Danielle El Haddad is laying the foundation for a cardio-obstetrics program to care for at-risk patients.

Learn Hands-Only CPR

What is Hands Only CPR?

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby.

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Cardiac Arrest - What you need to know

In the wake of the cardiac arrest episode experienced by NFL player Damar Hamlin, UTMB pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ashraf Aly took some time out to visit with our friends at Houston Moms to answer some important questions surrounding the heart and how it works.

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Changing the narrative of women’s care

Dr. Gal Levy and Dr. Shannon Clark recently shared their expertise in a recent Community Impact article about the disparities women face when receiving health care.

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Living with Heart Failure

While heart failure is a serious condition, it’s still possible to live a full and active life with the right medical treatment and lifestyle, and Heart Failure Awareness Week serves as a time to promote heart failure awareness, education and prevention.

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Self-Care for a Healthier Heart

February is American Heart Month and there's a lot you can do to protect your heart and stay healthy.

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