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Caring for Your Heart

Cardiology at UTMB Health

All of our cardiologists are engaged in cardiovascular education of medical students, nurses, health-care professionals, residents and fellows. Many participate in clinical and basic science research to discover and innovate. Insights acquired at the research bench are brought to the bedside, to improve the care of our patients. Today, we celebrate more than 120 years of excellence and continue to bring our knowledge, experience, innovation, and discovery to our patients.

Our inpatient care features state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories, a cutting-edge Heart Station and Echo Lab, and an outstanding Coronary Care Unit and Step-down Unit.

If you need cardiac care, please explore our site to learn more about the cardiologists at UTMB Health. Contact us if you have questions; we stand ready to help. Call (409) 762-BEAT (2328).

When is it time to see a Cardiologist?

Cardiologists specialize in the treatment and prevention of heart and blood vessel disease. They may use screenings to determine your risk for heart or cardiovascular conditions, provide checkups to monitor your existing heart disease, or perform surgeries to correct or restore your heart health.

You may need to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist if:

  • you are referred by your primary care provider or OB/GYN
  • you have a family history of heart disease
  • you have high blood pressure or are at risk
  • your cholesterol is high, or you are at risk
  • you smoke or have a history of smoking
  • you've been diagnosed with diabetes
  • Talk to your primary care provider to learn more about the symptoms of heart disease and the importance of heart care

Early detection of heart issues is key to having a healthy heart. Be aware of symptoms of heart disease and speak with your primary care provider on the importance of heart care.

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How UTMB Health is combating the rising cardiovascular maternal mortality rate

As the rate of heart-disease related deaths continues to rise for pregnant and postpartum mothers and women during childbirth, cardiologist Dr. Danielle El Haddad is laying the foundation for a cardio-obstetrics program to care for at-risk patients.

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Cardiac Arrest - What you need to know

In the wake of the cardiac arrest episode experienced by NFL player Damar Hamlin, UTMB pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ashraf Aly took some time out to visit with our friends at Houston Moms to answer some important questions surrounding the heart and how it works.