Quality Care for Your Heart
If you have coronary heart disease, or any other type of cardiovascular disease, the Heart and Vascular Program at Doctors Hospital of Laredo can help. Cardiologists, specialized physicians, nurses and other professionals who work in the program are dedicated to diagnosing and treating treat a broad range of emergency and non-emergency heart conditions. Learn more about cardiac treatments >
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and is responsible for more than 370,000 deaths each year. Coronary heart disease is a disease in which plaque, a wax-like substance, builds up inside the arteries that take oxygen-rich blood from your lungs to your heart. The built up plaque can restrict the flow of blood into your heart, or a clot can break loose and block the flow of blood. If that happens, you could experience a heart attack. Fortunately, lifestyle changes, medications or medical procedures can help treat or prevent coronary heart disease.
If you need a referral to a cardiologist or other heart specialist at Doctors Hospital of Laredo, call our free physician referral service at 877-992-1711.
Cardiac Care Achievements
The Heart and Vascular Center provides patients who may be experiencing a heart attack with prompt assessments followed by expert diagnosis, management and treatment. Because Doctors Hospital meets or exceeds a range of stringent criteria, it has been recognized as an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). The SCPC is an international, not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care and helping facilities to improve quality and patient outcomes.
Innovative Open Heart Surgery Program
The advanced cardiac surgical suite at Doctors Hospital is dedicated exclusively to open heart procedures. In 2019, surgeons performed the 500th open heart surgery since the program began in 2014. Learn more about Doctors Hospital's open heart surgery program >