Innovative, Personalized Care
UT Southwestern’s cardiologists, heart and vascular surgeons, researchers, and other specialists have the knowledge, expertise, and medical resources necessary to properly treat the full spectrum of cardiovascular conditions.
Our team works closely with patients to improve their cardiovascular health – whether they’ve had a family history of heart or peripheral vascular disease, suffered a heart attack or abdominal aortic aneurysm, are dealing with congenital heart disease or heart failure, or are at risk for developing any cardiovascular condition.
Our physician-scientists deliver the most advanced therapeutic techniques available to treat heart and vascular conditions. For instance:
- The Endovascular Program at UT Southwestern utilizes the latest techniques for minimally invasive endovascular procedures, often based on our own research. Our doctors are experts at treating even the most complex vascular conditions, providing treatment options other than “open surgery.”
- The Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery Program at UT Southwestern offers valve repairs, valve replacements, and other heart procedures without cutting into any bone. This approach requires only one small incision, which in turn revolutionizes what heart surgery means to patients: less risk of complications, a shorter hospital stay, and less postoperative recovery time.
- Our Heart Transplant Program consistently exceeds national averages for one-, five-, and 10-year survival rates.
And those are just a few examples of our dedication to excellence in cardiovascular health care. Our clinicians and scientists also participate in a wide range of collaborative research projects, continuing a UT Southwestern tradition of pioneering contributions to cardiac care that include the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research into cholesterol metabolism. The discovery led to the development of statin drugs — the most important contribution to cardiac risk reduction in the past 25 years. More recently, the landmark Dallas Heart Study is transforming cardiovascular risk factor identification and management for physicians and leading to better care for patients.