Cardiovascular disease care in San Antonio

When you have symptoms of heart disease, it can be unsettling. Whether your condition is mild or severe, our experienced cardiologists are here to help improve your quality of life and manage your heart health. Methodist Healthcare offers comprehensive care for patients with all types of heart and vascular disease. Our cardiology teams specialize not only in heart disease treatments, but also in helping patients prevent future heart problems through proper disease management.

Heart disease can relate to many areas of the cardiovascular system. That’s why we use a multidisciplinary team approach to care that includes cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, registered nurses, imaging specialists and technicians. We work together, from patient evaluations to diagnosis through treatment, recovery and disease management.

Heart diseases we treat

Heart disease is a term that encompasses a variety of different heart conditions, which can include:

  • Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Cardiomyopathy (causes the heart's muscles to harden or grow weak)
  • Congenital heart disease (structural abnormalities with the heart present since birth)
  • Coronary artery disease (blockage in the arteries to the heart)
  • Heart arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Heart failure (when the heart isn't pumping blood sufficiently to the rest of the body)
  • Heart valve disease (problem with one of the heart valves)

Untreated heart disease can result in additional medical problems, like heart attack or stroke.

Recognizing symptoms of heart disease

Some of the most common symptoms of heart disease include:

  • Angina (pain or pains in the chest or heart area)
  • Chest tightness or pressure
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Pain, numbness or weakness in the arm(s), shoulder(s) or neck
  • Shortness of breath

Unfortunately, many of these symptoms may also be signs of a heart attack or another serious condition.

If you think you are experiencing signs of a heart attack, call 911.

Cardiovascular surgeries we offer

We provide a wide range of cardiovascular treatments and surgeries, including:

Congenital heart disease care

Methodist Healthcare is home to one of the most comprehensive congenital heart disease programs in South Texas. Our Methodist Congenital Heart Institute provides care for patients with congenital heart disease of all ages. Our team includes board-certified specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, cardiac intensivists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and many other specialists from related fields to ensure that care is individualized to the needs of our patients and families.