We offer a broad array of heart-related services, all delivered with compassion and exceptional expertise:
Chest Pain Protocols: Is it heartburn—or a heart attack? A fast answer to that question could save your life. If you feel chest pain, our emergency department provides prompt care. Special protocols and testing help our team quickly diagnose whether a patient is experiencing a heart attack.
Cardiac Catheterization: Cardiac catheterization helps doctors evaluate how well the heart is functioning and whether there are blockages in the arteries. During the procedure, physicians insert a very thin, flexible tube into a major vein and navigate it to the arteries around the heart. Using advanced imaging technology, doctors can see whether there is plaque build-up in the heart’s vessels. If blockages exist, surgeons use treatments such as angioplasty or stent placements to restore better blood flow. Since cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure, most patients feel better within hours and some can go home the same day.
Diagnostic Imaging: Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that can produce clear, detailed views of the human heart and help doctors detect heart disease with pinpoint accuracy.
Heart Surgery: When necessary, we can draw from a wide range of surgical options to treat and correct heart disease. Some of the most common procedures are:
- Coronary Bypass Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass (MIDCAB)
- Heart Valve Surgery
Cardiovascular Intensive Care: After heart surgery, patients receive the specialized care they need in our intensive care unit.
Electrophysiology: A comprehensive variety of electrophysiology procedures are performed inside the catheterization labs at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas—everything from diagnostic studies to pacemaker implants and catheter ablations. By providing the latest and most updated technology available, our patients can rest assured that they will be cared for by the most experienced team of expert physicians in the community assisted by highly qualified staff who are devoted to providing individualized patient care with a commitment to compassion and healing. Procedures include:
- Diagnostic Electrophysiology Studies
- Catheter Ablations
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implants
- Permanent Pacemaker Implants