Medical Services

What to expect during your Cardiac Consultation

    During your first visit at Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute for a cardiac consultation you can expect a thorough examination from a cardiologist who understands both the physical and emotional side of cardiac care. Before you meet with the cardiologist, a nurse will review your information with you and will perform an EKG (Electrocardiogram) which is a simple, painless test that records the heart’s electrical activity. Your cardiologist will perform a complete exam of your heart and vascular system. The doctor will discuss her findings, and make you aware of his recommendations which may include medication for further treatment and/or testing.

    The Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute provides complete cardiac care with services that include interventional cardiology, treatment for peripheral vascular disease and treatment for heart attacks and congestive heart failure. We do this with a true spirit of caring for the individual needs of our patients.

    Cardiovascular Conditions we specialize in
    at Woodlands Heart and Vascular:

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    An enlargement of the aorta, the main blood vessel that delivers blood to the body, at the level of the abdomen.

    Arrythmias

    Improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow.

    Atherosclerosis (clogged arteries)

    The build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery walls.

    Atrial Fibrillation

    An irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow.

    Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

    A chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should.

    Coronary Artery Disease

    Damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels.





    Heart Murmur

    Sounds during your heartbeat cycle — such as whooshing or swishing — made by turbulent blood in or near your heart.



    High Blood Pressure

    A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.



    High Cholesterol

    High amounts of cholesterol in the blood.







    Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

    A blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle.

    Peripheral Artery Disease

    A common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.





    Peripheral Vascular Disease

    A slow and progressive circulation disorder caused by narrowing, blockage, or spasms in a blood vessel.





    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

    Is narrowing or blockage of arteries that causes poor blood flow to your arms and legs.

    Venus Reflux Disease

    A medical condition affecting the circulation of blood in the lower extremities. The tiny valves that normally force blood back up towards the heart no longer function, causing blood to pool up in the legs, and the veins of the legs become distended.

    Stroke

    Damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.

    At Woodlands Heart and Vascular we provide
    the following procedures, therapy, and treatments: