Our Heart and Vascular Services

We provide the most comprehensive cardiovascular care in the Big Bend Region. We offer a complete spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services and offer procedures available only at select centers throughout the country.

General Cardiology

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Congestive Heart Failure Treatment
  • Consultations and Second Opinions
  • Hypertension Management
  • New Patient diagnosis, treatment and ongoing cardiovascular care
  • Valve disease, diagnosis and management

Cardiac & Vascular Surgery

  • Cardiac tumor resection
  • Carotid stenting/endarterectomy
  • Congenital heart defect repair (adult)
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • da Vinci® Robotic thoracic procedures
  • Open and endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic disease
  • Peripheral vascular bypass
  • Thoracic trauma (including repair of heart, lung, esophagus, trachea, and great vessel injuries)
  • Transhiatal (thoracotomy-sparing) esophagectomy for malignant and benign esophageal disease
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery) for all aspects of malignant and benign pulmonary disease

Diagnostic Testing

  • Abdominal aortic ultrasound
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Carotid duplex scan
  • CT calcium scoring
  • EKG
  • Echocardiograms (adult and pediatric)
  • ETT/cardiac stress test
  • Holter monitoring
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Stress testing
  • Tilt table testing
  • Transesophogeal echocardiogram
  • Peripheral venous ultrasound
  • PVR measurement (with and without exercise)
  • Ultrasounds of the carotid, peripheral, renal & mesenteric arteries
  • Venous insufficiency ultrasound

Heart Rhythm Management

Offered through our Electrophysiology Program

  • Ablation: AF and VT
  • Arrhythmia management
  • Laser lead extraction
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Pacemaker and AICD management and implementation

Interventional Cardiology

  • Acute DVT Intervention
  • Balloon valvuloplasty (mitral and aortic valves)
  • ASD/PFO closure
  • Cardiac biopsies
  • Heart catheterization
  • Nitric oxide therapy
  • Percutaneous aortic stent grafting
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Percutaneous mitral valve replacement (in clinical trial)
  • Peripheral vascular diagnosis & intervention
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tansfemoral and transapical)

Specialty Clinics