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Texas Heart Institute

Texas Heart Institute

Houston, US   |   Accreditation: none listed 

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital—the Denton A. Cooley building

6720 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030

hic@heart.thi.tmc.edu

US: 1-800-292-2221, Outside US: 1-832-355-6700

 

Features:

The mission of the Texas Heart Institute is to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative programs in research, education and improved patient care.

Texas Heart Institute is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962. Its location in and affiliations with St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital assured that all age groups would be treated and freed the Institute of the burden of financing a health care facility. Patient care information is available here.

Texas Heart Institute is a nonprofit organization in the truest sense. Unlike most institutions that have a source of operating revenue, Texas Heart Institute relies solely on government grants, research contracts and, above all, philanthropy. In fact, donations from grateful patients, foundations, corporations, physicians, and the general public account for more than half of the Institute’s annual operating budget.

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital offers a full range of specialty heart programs for patients. Our nurses, technicians, doctors, surgeons, and other heart experts bring the promise of unparalleled excellence in education and research, in addition to the latest technology and treatment options.

For 19 years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital among the nation’s top heart centers. Because we have been the site of more heart procedures than any other hospital in the world, coming to Texas Heart Institute affords you the most options for the best possible outcome.

Care centers offer a full range of specialty heart programs for patients:

- Center for Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology
- Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory 
- Heart Failure Program
- Heart Transplant
- HeartMate Ventricular Assist Device
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
- Seeking a Second Opinion

For International Patients:

For more than three decades, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s has provided a gracious welcome to patients from all over the world—Mexico, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Israel, and dozens of other countries—who come seeking treatment for heart disease and other serious health problems.

You can contact the International Patient Center by phone (832-355-3350), fax (832-355-3002) or e-mail. More information is available online. The Heart Information Center provides more than 140 topics in Spanish.

Specialties:

For every heart condition or disease, a range of treatments must be considered. Cardiovascular care experts at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital will work with you to determine the best treatment options for you or a loved one.

Interventional treatments performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory include balloon angioplasty, placement of a stent, atherectomy (removal of plaque), implantation of a pacemaker, and among others.

The Heart and Lung Treatment and Transplant Center may recommend lifestyle changes, medicines, device implantation, and surgery.

Some of the methods practiced at Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital for treatment of heart failure include:

- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft 
- Valve repair or replacement 
- -Transmyocardial laser revascularization 
- Heart Transplant
- Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Device
- Pacemaker implantation
- Defibrillator implantation.
- Radiofrequency (RF) ablation
- Implantation of the HeartMate left ventricular assist device (VAD)

Physician Referral can help you schedule an appointment with a doctor to determine the best treatment options for your cardiovascular condition.

Affiliations:

St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital

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