Clinical Heart and Vascular Center

Support Services

From cardiac rehabilitation and home health care to interpreters and heart-healthy nutritional guidance, UT Southwestern Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of support services – including some that are specific to patients with heart disease and their families.

Heart Support Services 

  • Cardiac rehabilitation: Our cardiac rehabilitation specialists create customized plans that integrate proper nutrition, exercise, and, if necessary, nicotine cessation into patients’ lifestyles to improve their cardiovascular health.
  • Clinical nutrition for heart health: Our clinical nutritionists help patients improve their cardiovascular health by identifying areas for dietary changes, planning realistic diets, and teaching them how to buy and cook healthier foods.

Additional Support Services

UT Southwestern Medical Center offers a variety of support services to help patients while they’re in our hospitals and clinics, and even after they’ve gone home. 

  • Home health care: Specially trained clinicians perform cardiology services that include managing heart failure and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), delivering intravenous drugs such as antibiotics and pain medications, and providing patient rehabilitation.
  • Social work and case management: Case managers are available to help patients and families address financial, social, and emotional problems relating to their illness or hospitalization.
  • Interpreters: Interpreters for a number of languages are available to patients at select locations.