Cardiology

Cardiology Services

Our focus at UTMB is to provide you with the best possible care. We call the system academic cardiology–the dynamic integration of research, patient care, and education. We deliver the most appropriate care in each and every case. This means that we do not perform unnecessary tests or procedures and that when intervention is necessary due to progression of the condition, we are swift to assist you with skill, compassion and great expertise.

The services we provide can be categorized in four broad categories:

  1. Non-Invasive Cardiology, including general cardiology, cardiac imaging, consultative and inpatient cardiology;
  2. Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, offering the state of the art care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and chest pain;
  3. Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and LVAD, offering comprehensive care for patients with weakened hearts; and
  4. Heart Rhythm Center, offering a state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab and much more.

Below are additional services offered by the UTMB Health Division of Cardiology:

Cardiology list items

  • Cardiac Imaging Service
    • Transthoracic echocardiography
    • Transesophageal echocardiography
    • Three-dimensional echocardiography
    • Stress echocardiography
    • Dobutamine stress echocardiography
    • Adenosine nuclear perfusion scan
    • Cardiac CT angiography
    • Cardiac MR imaging
  • General Cardiology Services
    • Preventive cardiology
    • Consultative cardiology
    • Second opinion on complex cardiac diseases
    • Inpatient cardiology
    • Cardiac rehabilitation
    • Electrocardiography
    • Holter EKG
    • Event monitoring
    • Medical clearance prior to surgery
  • Heart Failure Service
    • Aquapheresis
    • Remote heart failure assessment
    • Right heart catheterization
    • Intraaortic balloon pump insertion
    • Impella insertion
    • Myocardial biopsy
    • Heart transplantation
    • Left ventricular assist device
  • Heart Rhythm Center Service
    • Pacemaker implantation
    • MRI-compatible (Revo) pacemaker implantation
    • Internal cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation
    • Remote pacemaker and ICD monitoring
    • Cardiac resynchronization device (CRT) implantation
    • Implantable loop recorder implantation
    • Tilt-table test
    • Electrophysiology test
    • Cardioversion
    • Supraventricular tachycardia ablation
    • Atrial-flutter ablation
    • Atrial-fibrillation ablation
    • Ventricular tachycardia ablation
  • Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Service
    • Right heart catheterization
    • Intraaortic balloon pump insertion
    • Impella insertion
    • LifeBridge extra-corporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) insertion
    • Intravascular ultrasound
    • Optical coherent tomography (OCT) of the coronary artery
    • Fractional flow reserve measurement
    • Balloon angioplasty
    • Stent implantation
    • Intervention of chronic total occlusion (CTO)
    • Intervention of in-stent restenosis (ISR)
    • Rotational atherectomy
    • Alcohol septal ablation
    • Atrial septal defect closure
    • Patent foramen ovale closure
    • Trans-septal catheterization
    • Foreign body removal
    • Coil embolization of arteriovenous fistula
  • Pediatric Cardiology Services
    • Pediatric Cardiology provides clinical services to children with suspected heart defects from birth to late adolescence
    • We also have a fetal cardiology program in collaboration with Maternal and Fetal Medicine that provides fetal echo cardiography and counseling to expectant mothers with suspected congenital heart defects
    • We continue to provide both inpatient and out-patient service to our patients at the UTMB campus as well as in League City
    • We provide most of necessary cardiac testing in out-patient setting (EKG, Echo, cardiac monitors and stress testing, etc.)
    • We provide telemedicine to referring physicians and hospitals
    • We are committed to teaching and training of our medical students and pediatric residents
  • Peripheral Artery Disease Service
    • Carotid stenting
    • Peripheral artery intervention for intermittent claudication
    • Orbital atherectomy
    • Renal artery stenting
    • Subclavian artery stenting
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