Services and Advanced Therapies
Patients benefit from some of the most comprehensive services
and advanced therapies available. Services and diagnostic
procedures offered include:
Ultrasound waves are used to create an image of the inside of
the heart to evaluate heart structure and function. Color Doppler
is used to identify abnormal communications in the heart and
leaking of the heart valves.
This test evaluates the electrical activity of the heart.
This test uses a small digital device to record the ECG over a
period of time, typically 24 hours.
A diagnostic test that uses x-rays to create a picture of the
heart and lungs.
Catheterization is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and
treat diseases of the heart and vessels such as patent ductus
arteriosus, pulmonic stenosis, atrial septal defects, ventricular
septal defects, coronary artery anomalies, arteriovenous fistulas,
intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, and heartworm caval syndrome.
Endomyocardial biopsies as well as vena caval and urethral stent
placement are performed in our catheterization laboratory.
These devices regulate heart rate and rhythm and are placed
routinely at Texas A&M University in patients with abnormal
electrical activity including atrioventricular block, sick sinus
syndrome and atrial standstill.
This technique uses ultrasound mounted on the end of a probe
passed down the esophagus to provide high quality images of the
heart especially during cardiac catheterization procedures.
Surgical procedures offered include patent ductus arteriosus
ligation, epicardial pacemaker placement, isolated intracardiac
mass removal, and thoracic duct ligation for chylothorax.
Additionally, we provide advance cardiovascular surgery including