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University Health Heart & Vascular Institute 
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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program 
210-644-1230

Heart & Vascular Treatments

San Antonio Cardiology Care

Medical conditions of the heart and vascular system require immediate attention. You may not know you have a cardiovascular condition unless a doctor diagnoses you or until you have a serious event like a heart attack or stroke. You may be able to manage your condition with medications or lifestyle changes.

In many cases, you’ll need the expertise of a surgeon and a personal treatment plan to restore your quality of life.

Cardiovascular Treatment You Trust

University Health’s cardiovascular team is the only one of its kind in South Texas. Our team consists of:

  • Emergency department physicians
  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Nurses 
  • Cardiovascular technologists

We provide comprehensive heart and vascular care – including testing and diagnosis, nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive procedures and complex interventional heart surgeries using state-of-the-art technologies.

Our highly skilled San Antonio cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are available 24/7 to provide advanced cardiovascular treatments when you or a loved one needs help. Whether it’s a planned surgery or an unexpected event, we’re here to perform life-saving and life-extending treatments.

Non-Surgical Heart Treatments

We’re proud to be at the forefront of heart care. Our goal is to use less invasive, nonsurgical treatments when possible.

LARIAT and Watchman

For example, we perform left atrial appendage closures using the LARIAT® procedure. Also, our cardiologists are highly skilled at implanting the Watchman device to help patients who have atrial fibrillation (AFib). Both are nonsurgical treatments that help reduce stroke risk in patients with AFib who can’t take blood-thinning medications.

Heart Catheter Procedures

Every year, we perform hundreds of heart catheter procedures. We enable men, women and children to resume their normal activities and restore them to a better quality of life. Many patients are helped with various types of minimally invasive, catheter ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and other complex arrhythmias.

We also extract a number of arrhythmia devices.

From ablations and angioplasty to stenting and catheterization, you’re in expert hands and have the advantage of accessing the latest technology dedicated to delivering superior cardiovascular care.

We also perform the convergent procedure, which combines surgery and catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation.

TAVR

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was developed for patients with aortic stenosis who have few alternatives to alleviate their symptoms.

Surgical Heart Treatments

Our heart surgeons are known for their constant pursuit of the latest techniques and technology in surgical heart care.

Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons from UT Health San Antonio bring their surgical expertise to the Heart and Vascular Institute and the Heart Valve Clinic.

We’ve built a strong partnership with UT Health San Antonio’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery to deliver the most advanced endovascular techniques, as well as traditional vascular treatment options.

Doctors
  1. Aaron Abarbanell, MD
    Aaron Abarbanell, MD
    Thoracic Surgery
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  2. Mahi Ashwath, MD
    Cardiology
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  3. Michael Weber, MD
    Vascular Surgery
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