Methodist Hospital Texsan excels in advanced cardiovascular services and has earned national recognition for its outstanding cardiovascular care. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art heart catheterization labs, dedicated operating room suites and the latest technology to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions. Texsan was the first hospital in South Texas to be named a National Distinction of Excellence HeartCARE Center and the first hospital in San Antonio to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain. In 2019, Texsan received the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

Cardiovascular Conditions We Treat:

Methodist Hospital Texsan offers a full spectrum of cardiovascular services that diagnose and treat the following conditions:

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Lung Disease and Cancer
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Cardiovascular Services We Offer:

We are proud to offer innovative and advanced cardiovascular treatments, including:

  • Structural Heart Procedures:
    • Watchman
  • PFO/ASD Closure Devices
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Diagnostic Peripheral Vascular
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac rehabilitation (inpatient)
  • Interventional Cardiac care
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Advanced Technology and Research Programs:
    • Watchman
  • TEVAR/EVAR - percutaneous aortic aneurysm repair

Cardiac Imaging

Our Cardiac Imaging Center offers cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans and interventional cardiology for complex procedures. Our inpatient and outpatient heart care specialists and cardiologists strive to provide comfortable, expert care to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of heart-related conditions.

Our catheterization lab procedures include

  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)—Procedures to open up coronary arteries that have narrowed as a result of plaque build up, which can cause heart attacks
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closures—Minimally invasive alternative to surgery to close holes found in the heart's atria (upper chambers), which could have developed in the womb or failed to close after birth
  • Impella placement—A temporary heart pump for patients receiving PCI for severe coronary artery disease
  • Intra–aortic balloon pump (IABP) placement—An inflatable device that helps pump blood throughout your body
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) management—A number of treatment options to address blood flow issues in arteries and veins

Our electrophysiology lab services

An electrophysiology lab is where physicians conduct various tests, sometimes called studies, for heart arrhythmias. We offer the following EP services:

  • Pacemaker implantation—Device inserted under the skin on the chest to regulate heart beats by sending out electrical pulses
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)—Battery-powered device inserted under the skin on the chest to correct more complicated arrhythmias
  • Cardiac ablations—The process of scarring the heart to eliminate faulty electrical pulses causing irregular heartbeats
  • EP studies—Insertion of a small rod to record the heart's electrical signals for further examination and diagnosis
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion—Closure of the left atrial appendage, a small pouch in the heart, which is affected by irregular heartbeats and can release blood clots into the arteries, increasing the risk of a stroke

24/7 emergency cardiac care at The Center for Advanced Cardiac Care

Methodist Hospital Texsan has a dedicated cardiovascular emergency department, The Center for Advanced Cardiac Care, equipped with state of the art technology and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cardiology at Methodist Healthcare

Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.

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