Clinical Heart and Vascular Center

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Best in Texas, Nationally Ranked

UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked the #1 hospital in Texas for cardiology and heart surgery – and #11 in the nation – according to U.S. News & World Report.

Combining attentive, compassionate care with our extensive clinical and research resources, UT Southwestern Medical Center's Clinical Heart and Vascular Center delivers individualized care within pre-eminent health care facilities.

Broad-Based Heart Care

By uniting expert, compassionate care with our extensive clinical and research resources, UT Southwestern’s cardiologists, surgeons, researchers, and other specialists have the knowledge, expertise, and medical resources necessary to properly treat the complete spectrum of cardiovascular conditions.

Our team works closely with patients to improve their cardiovascular health – whether they’ve had a heart attack, suffer from heart failure or congenital heart disease, have peripheral vascular diseases, or are at risk for developing another cardiovascular condition.

Our physicians also work in unison with researchers to deliver the most advanced therapeutic techniques available to treat heart and vascular conditions. Our diagnostic and treatment facilities enable cardiologists, vascular experts, and other specialists to offer advanced tests and procedures that significantly contribute to improved cardiovascular health.

One team, multiple locations

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with a member of our team, please visit UT Southwestern Las Colinas West.

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Personalized Heart Care

UT Southwestern’s focus on providing individualized cholesterol management, hypertension control, and cardiac rehabilitation services provides patients with personal cardiovascular education to meet their needs. Exercise training, stress management, and nutritional instruction are specifically tailored with them in mind.

Our dedication to excellence in cardiovascular health care is exemplified by the consistent results achieved by our heart transplant program, which exceeds national averages for one-year, five-year, and 10-year survival rates. The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is also actively involved in groundbreaking clinical and research activities that continuously advance the science of cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment.

Focus Areas

Congenital Heart Disease

Learn about our specialized program that gives adults with congenital heart disease the diagnostic, treatment, and consultative services they need to live long healthy lives.

Advanced Heart Failure

Our multidisciplinary program offers the latest medical and surgical treatments, such as comprehensive transplant resources, to help patients with even the most challenging needs.

Coronary Artery Disease

Our heart specialists use the latest scientific insights and advanced therapies to help people with or at risk for coronary artery disease prolong and improve the quality of their lives.

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Our arrhythmia specialists combine advanced expertise and experience with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively treat every type of heart rhythm disorder.

Valve Disorders

Our doctors are experts on innovative treatments, including minimally invasive surgery, that can help patients recover more quickly and feel better faster.

Preventive Cardiology

Our team delivers individualized, research-based care aimed at lowering people’s risk for cardiovascular disease and its complications.

Experience a Heart Transplant in 360˚

50 years in, the activities around a heart transplant procedure are still a mystery to most people. Now, UT Southwestern is offering an unprecedented 360˚ view.

“About 3,000 people have a heart transplant every year,” says transplant surgeon Matthias Peltz, M.D. “It’s never routine. Usually, time is of the essence. But it’s always exciting to see that first heartbeat again from the donor heart.” 

The cardiovascular program at UT Southwestern is committed to ensuring that patients have access to the state-of-the-art resources needed to treat all forms of cardiovascular disease. Our staff is dedicated to providing the vital diagnostic procedures and interventional therapies needed to improve, cure, and prevent all types of heart 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.

Support Services

UT Southwestern offers a comprehensive range of support services for patients with heart disease and their families.

Support Services

Clinical Trials

UT Southwestern offers a number of clinical trials aimed at improving the outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease.

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Heart Stories

Our patients’ success stories are our greatest accomplishment, from cardiovascular treatments to up-to-date breakthroughs for living longer.

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Conditions and Treatments

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