Feb 06, 2015
Methodist Hospital introduces South Texas' first Cardio-Oncology program
At Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, our cardiologists specialize in treating a wide array of heart conditions. We are one of three of the oldest cardiology practices in Texas. With more than 50 general invasive and non-invasive cardiologists, full-time cardio-hospitalists, interventional and structural heart cardiologists, peripheral vascular interventionalists, adult congenital and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologists, and clinical cardiac electrophysiologists in locations throughout San Antonio and South Texas, the depth and breadth of the cardiovascular expertise we offer is unsurpassed.
At Methodist Hospital, our award-winning Cardio-Hospitalist Program provides 24/7 in-hospital cardiovascular expertise.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is performed by Cardiology Clinic Interventional Cardiologists Dr. Jorge Alvarez, Dr. Daniel Donovan and Dr. Devang Patel and offers minimally-invasive aortic valve replacement for patients who are not candidates for surgery.
The Cardio-Oncology program at Methodist Hospital is led by Cardiology Clinic’s Dr. Anatole Trakhtenbroit and addresses the cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapy and maximizes cardiovascular health for cancer survivors.
Transradial cardiac catheterizations for diagnosing and treating blocked coronary arteries and other heart structure abnormalities are performed by many of our invasive and interventional cardiologists. By accessing the heart from the radial artery in the wrist instead of the femoral artery in the groin, the risk of potential bleeding complications is reduced and patient comfort is increased. With the transradial approach, patients are able to get up and walk around after the procedure instead of resting in bed for several hours.
Our Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologists offer left atrial appendage occlusion devices, like Watchman™, for patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot tolerate warfarin.
Structural heart disease can increasingly be treated with minimally-invasive, percutaneous (catheter-based) procedures instead of open heart surgery. Certain congenital heart defects like atrial septal defect (ASD) and damaged heart valves (MitraClip for degenerative mitral regurgitation and TAVR for stenotic aortic valves).
We are accepting new patients. We look forward to meeting you!
Oct 17, 2016
Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Methodist Heart Hospital: Meeting the Need for Specialized Care in South Texas