Heart disease treatment in San Antonio

Heart disease is a wide-ranging term that refers to medical conditions negatively affecting the heart. This may include structural heart problems, congenital heart conditions or diseases in the blood vessels. People may be born with heart disease or develop it at any point in their lifetime.

To learn more about the care we offer for heart disease patients in San Antonio, call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

The cardiologists at Methodist Healthcare provide complete cardiac care services, so no matter what type of heart disease you are experiencing, we are ready to provide the care you need. Treatment options for heart disease may include cardiac rehabilitation to help strengthen your heart muscle.

Adult congenital heart disease program

Adults with congenital heart disease face unique challenges as a result of their complex medical and surgical history. Methodist Healthcare's Adult Congenital Heart Center facilitates the transition from pediatric to adult congenital heart care. We offer seamless, multispecialty care for each patient's individualized needs.

This integrated adult congenital heart disease program includes outstanding cardiovascular subspecialty expertise in:

Common congenital heart abnormalities we treat

We provide treatment for a variety of congenital (present at birth) heart conditions, including:

  • Congenital valve defects
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Anomalous pulmonary veins
  • Coarctation of the aorta (CoA)
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries
  • Transposition of great arteries after Mustard or Senning repair
  • Contraception in women with congenital heart disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease

Patient testimonial

Born with a congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot, Salvador underwent his first open-heart surgery at 4 years old. With a lifelong journey of trips to the ER and numerous hospital admissions, countless medications and surgical procedures—Salvador’s doctors were running out of options.

Salvador on a ladder working on a house, smiling

In 2016, Dr. Pankaj Madan discovered Salvador’s pulmonary valve was severely leaking. Instead of a third open-heart surgery, doctors were able to use a much less invasive procedure—transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement (TPVR).

Pediatric interventional cardiologist Dr. Rolando Zamora-Salinas said, “This is an awesome technique, especially for the younger or middle-aged adult who has been through the mill before.”

Today, Salvador is feeling great, eating right and has even lost 45 pounds, stating he finally feels like himself again.