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Heart and Vascular Care

TW Heart & VascularThe comprehensive cardiovascular program at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands offers access to a wide range of specialized services, clinical excellence and state-of-the-art technology.  The talented heart specialists on our medical staff uphold a steadfast commitment to patients and their families by providing exceptional care. 

The physicians on staff at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands share a commitment to uphold the highest possible standards of practice. The team of cardiologists, surgeons and clinicians creates the optimal medial plan for each patient, offering a combination of established treatments along with exciting new innovations in cardiac care. This patient-centered approach results in increased patient satisfaction. 

Accredited Chest Pain Center 

The nation’s first citywide network of nationally accredited Chest Pain Centers.

SCPCMemorial Hermann The Woodlands is an Accredited Chest Pain Center as designated by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Accredited Chest Pain Centers undergo a rigorous evaluation process by the SCPC based on their ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients quickly and effectively. Currently there are less than 400 accredited chest pain centers, only representing 10 percent of United States hospital.

Working in partnership with EMS, emergency physicians, cardiologists and critical care nurses, a Chest Pain Center’s goal is to shorten the time from a patient’s initial cardiac symptoms to treatment. Accredited Chest Pain Centers have been found to reduce the mortality rates of patients suffering from chest pain through a very specific protocol-driven and systematic approach which allows physicians to:

  • Treat patients more quickly during the critical early stages of heart attack, when treatments are most effective
  • Better monitor patients when it’s not clear whether they are having a coronary event, which ensures that patients are not sent home too early or needlessly admitted

Heart and Vascular Imaging and Diagnostics 

Heart experts at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands can diagnose cardiac problems with a variety of invasive and non-invasive imaging and diagnostic techniques.

Non-Invasive

  • 64-slice CT
  • Cardiac MR
  • Echocardiogram
  • Dobutamine Echocardiogram
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Invasive

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Angiography

Heart and Vascular Services 

Cardiac Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Off-pump bypass
  • Valve
  • Congenital heart surgery

Electrophysiology

Interventional Cardiology

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Catheterization
  • Cryoplasty
  • Embolization
  • Stenting
  • Thrombolytic therapy

Vascular Surgery

  • Aortic surgery (AAA and TAA)
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Vein ligation

Cardiac Rehabilitation 

If you have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty, valve replacement or have angina, congestive heart failure or any other cardiac-related illness, you can benefit from our cardiac rehabilitation program. Our goal is to help people with heart disease participate actively and confidently in their own recovery. Our staff is committed to helping you return, as much as possible, to the life you enjoyed before heart disease.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidimensional, medically supervised program designed to help patients recover as quickly as possible from heart disease. With a comprehensive focus on exercise, education and lifestyle change, the program is specially designed to improve your overall physical and mental functioning.

The goals of our program are to:

AACVPR
  • Teach you how to reduce your risk factors to prevent the progression of heart disease
  • Help you develop strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance through an individualized exercise program
  • Help you gain the confidence you need to resume the activities of daily living
  • Improve your overall quality of life

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available and are committed to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. You’ll need a referral from your doctor to participate in our cardiac rehabilitation program. If you’re not currently seeing a doctor, please call 713.222.CARE (2273) and ask to be referred to a cardiologist.

Support Group 

Mended Hearts, Chapter 341

Mended heartsHope for recovery. Hope for a rich, full life. For more than 50 years, Mended Hearts has been offering the gift of hope and encouragement to heart patients, their families and caregivers through its support group and hospital volunteer work. Mended Hearts brings together all of us - patients, spouses, family members, friends, and medical professionals - who are faced with the realities of heart disease to form a network of caring individuals.

Meetings are held monthly at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands (9250 Pinecroft) on the third Thursday of the month (2014 dates: 1/16; 2/20; 4/17; 5/15; 8/21; 9/18; and 10/16) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the first floor Conference Center.

Please note: Mended Hearts meets in the evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in 2014 on 3/20; 6/19; and 11/20. No meeting in July or December.

Call 713.222.CARE(2273) to register to attend a meeting or for more information. Contact Cardiac Rehab at 713.897.2790 with any questions.