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Protecting Your Heart Health Since 1960

Houston Healthcare and the Houston Heart Institute are staffed with dedicated professionals who bring their skills and expertise to provide a comprehensive treatment of heart disease.

The Houston Heart Institute has a 24-hour on-call staff to treat patients with cardiac emergencies such as an active heart attack. Our team’s capabilities and equipment can restore blood flow to the heart to minimize damage caused by a heart attack or other emergency procedures.

Services We Offer

Our cardiovascular services are designed to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive care to patients with heart, circulatory, and breathing-related challenges. Our cardiovascular specialists and surgeons perform procedures to repair damage caused by cardiovascular diseases that are often first diagnosed by a primary care doctor who refers the patient to a heart specialist called a cardiovascular surgeon.

We diagnose and treat heart disease utilizing the latest technology. We perform the following heart procedures at Houston Healthcare:

  • Left and right heart catheterization: These procedures check for blockages in the heart and check how well the heart is working. Other procedures may be performed at the same time.
  • Pacemaker: This small device is placed in the chest to help control arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms).
  • Defibrillator: This small device delivers electrical charges to the heart through the chest or abdomen to control irregular heart rhythms or restart the heart.
  • Loop recorder: The patient wears the loop recorder to record heart rhythms and any abnormal episodes, so the doctor can see what is happening when you feel weak, dizzy, or experience chest fluttering.
  • Peripheral angiogram: This procedure involves checking the blood flow in the legs to see if there is a blockage. If a blockage is found, a small metal stent is placed to restore optimal blood flow.
  • Electrophysiology (EP) studies: Your doctor will check how the heart beats by accessing different arteries with guide wires and X-rays to measure heart rhythm.
  • Echocardiogram: This procedure produces images of your heart so your doctor can check for abnormalities in the muscle or heart valves.
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE): This test identifies signs of a stroke by checking blood flow through the heart and heart valves.
  • Stress test: This test checks for heart disease using exercise or medication to determine whether a blockage is present. You will either walk on a treadmill while your doctor monitors your heart rhythm or be given medication to mimic exercise while the doctor monitors your heart rhythm.
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