Exceptional Heart Attack Care
Accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the Heart & Vascular Institute-Memorial City is known for expert heart attack care. The Institute maintains 100% compliance with evidence-based standards for door-to-balloon times - that is, the time it takes to open a blocked artery with angioplasty. Angioplasty involves inflating a tiny balloon at the point of blockage in an artery. This is significant because every minute the artery is blocked, more heart muscle dies. The Institute has been recognized for exceptional performance in meeting the 90-minute door-to-balloon standards.
The Institute has also launched a new program, called the Heart Attack Network, to help heart patients in more rural areas receive lifesaving care. The Institute partners with interventional cardiologists, hospitals and emergency medical teams in rural Counties in Southeast Texas, where state-of-the-art cardiac catheter care is not readily available. Heart attack patients are flown via Memorial Hermann LifeFlight® to the Institute for life-saving treatment - within the critical 90-minute window.
Leader in Electrophysiology
The Institute is also a leader in treating electrical problems of the heart, such as atrial fibrillation. Advanced heart mapping technology allows physicians to pinpoint conduction abnormalities in the heart and identify irregular electrical pathways. For instance, electrophysiologists perform an advanced procedure called atrial fibrillation ablation, which normalizes irregular beating of the heart with radiofrequency energy. The procedure greatly improves quality of life and longevity for patients with the disorder, eliminating the need for lifelong blood thinners.
Expert Vascular Care
The Institute provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art vascular care including non-invasive diagnostic testing, percutaneous interventional vascular treatments such as angioplasty and stents, surgery for conditions such as abdominal aortic aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral arterial disease, venous insufficiency, and carotid stenosis. The affiliated physicians and healthcare teams have the range of knowledge and expertise necessary to effectively treat this complex disease.
For more information, please call us at (713) CARDIAC or (713) 227-3422.
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - Memorial City
921 Gessner Rd
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) CARDIAC or (713) 227-3422
The Heart & Vascular Institute-Memorial City is located in the East Tower. Convenient, free parking is available in Garage Three.
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