Clinical Heart and Vascular Center

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U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals - cardiology and heart surgery

Nationally Ranked in Cardiology

UT Southwestern Medical Center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top 25 hospitals for cardiology, heart, and vascular surgery.

Combining exceptional team-based clinical care with leading edge research, our Clinical Heart and Vascular Center consistently delivers expert diagnoses and treatments for patients in North Texas and beyond.

Reaching new heights in cardiovascular care

The Cardiovascular leadership team at UT Southwestern is united by their commitment to delivering the highest standard of patient care through collaboration, partnership, and a shared dedication to advancing the field of cardiovascular medicine.

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.

Heart Transplant in 360˚

Fifty years in, heart transplants remain a wonder and a mystery to most people. Now, UT Southwestern is offering an unprecedented 360˚ view. “About 3,000 people have a heart transplant every year,” notes transplant surgeon Matthias Peltz, M.D. “It’s never routine. ... But it’s always exciting to see that first heartbeat again from the donor heart.” 

UT Southwestern’s Clinical Heart and Vascular Center delivers the full spectrum of cardiovascular care, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. Backed by our leading-edge research, and led by our world-renowned heart and vascular experts the highest level of innovative care is provided for patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease, valve disorders, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, heart failure, and all forms of cardiovascular disease.

National Leadership Status

UT Southwestern is privileged to receive significant support from the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, and other leading research organizations in the nation. Our clinicians and scientists participate in a wide range of collaborative projects with other researchers and effectively apply the latest research findings to give patients access to the most up-to-date breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine.

One of the nation’s leading cardiovascular programs, UT Southwestern’s mission in treating heart disease is to provide personalized care within a setting that takes full advantage of the clinical expertise and advanced resources available.

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