Cardiac Care in Laredo, Texas
Your Heart Health Is Our Top Priority
Cardiology is the medical specialty that involves matters of the heart. This fist-sized muscle at the center of our circulatory system is the very definition of a vital organ. It works non-stop, pumping oxygen- and nutrient-infused blood to every part of your body through a complex system of blood vessels. So when you experience a disease or disorder of this all-important organ, you want a healthcare team with proven expertise. That’s where the Heart and Vascular Program at Doctors Hospital of Laredo comes in.
Here you’ll find a team dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of a comprehensive range of cardiovascular disorders. We are also home to the only open heart surgery program in Laredo, with an advanced cardiac surgical suite dedicated exclusively to open heart procedures and a team of heart surgeons providing access to life-saving care 24/7. We use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, so you can get back to the life you love.
Providing a Full Spectrum of Cardiac Care
Even though a healthy heart is vital to your well-being, diseases and disorders of the heart are all too common. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for about a quarter of all deaths. And while heart disease has traditionally been thought of as primarily affecting men, that’s simply not the case. Women are at risk as well. In fact, more women than men have died of cardiovascular disease every year since 1984.
For all of these reasons and more, effective diagnosis, management and treatment of heart disease is vitally important. The Heart and Vascular Program provides care for a full spectrum of diseases and disorders of the heart, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease, and many more.
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We provide a full spectrum of cardiac care, including a wide range of advanced treatment and services.
Open Heart Surgery
Doctors Hospital has the only open heart surgery program in Laredo and boasts an advanced cardiac surgical suite dedicated exclusively to open heart procedures. In 2019, surgeons performed the 500th open heart surgery at Doctors Hospital of Laredo since the program began in 2014.
We use cardiac catheterization procedures to both diagnose and treat some forms of heart disease, such as stenosis. Cardiac catheterization involves inserting a thin flexible tube called a catheter into a vein or artery in the groin or arm and then moving it up into the heart using live X-rays to guide it.
You’re not alone when it comes to recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery or another interventional procedure. Doctors, nurses, exercise physiologists, psychologists and dietitians work together within our Cardiac Rehabilitation team to design programs to help each patient progress physically, emotionally and socially.
We have specially trained physicians and nurses who diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and lungs. Our services include cardiac testing, cardiac catheterization, arrhythmia services, angioplasty, and respiratory services.
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic lung disease or condition, Doctors Hospital of Laredo offers an individualized Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program designed to help you live a better quality of life and decrease the symptoms of your disease.
Post COVID-19 Outpatient Rehabilitation
After having COVID-19, your body may require extra time to fully recover. Our rehab team is prepared to help you recover and return to your prior level of function before COVID-19.
Meet the Team
Patients of the Heart and Vascular Program are supported by a team that includes cardiologists, specialized physicians, nurses and other professionals with expertise in disorders of the cardiovascular system. These individuals stand ready to diagnose and treat a broad range of emergency and non-emergency conditions related to the functioning of the heart.
Achievements and Milestones
Because Doctors Hospital meets or exceeds a range of stringent criteria, it is recognized as an accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) after fulfilling all the requested requirements. Chest Pain Centers must meet and follow guidelines set forth by the accrediting agency in order to maintain accreditation status. One of the goals of Chest Pain Centers is to evaluate and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients who present with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
In addition to being a Chest Pain Center, Doctors Hospital of Laredo is the first Primary Stroke Center in Laredo and is certified by The Joint Commission, which is considered the gold standard for stroke care.
Get a Cardiologist Referral
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.