Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America, affecting more than 13 million people. In Texas, cardiovascular disease accounts for an astounding 40 percent of all deaths. For more than 30 years, the Harris County Hospital District has provided the best and latest treatment options for cardiovascular patients. The cardiology departments at Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital are accredited and nationally recognized programs. HCHD received the Award of Excellence for Cardiac Care from the TMF Health Quality Institute, the state’s Medicare quality improvement organization. HCHD was the only hospital in the Texas Medical Center to receive this award.

HCHD provides non-invasive assessments of heart disease using echocardiography techniques that deliver precise and accurate diagnoses. HCHD cardiology patients benefit from tried-and-tested treatments that include aggressive medical therapy, risk factor modifications and re-vascularization therapy using coronary angioplasty and bypass surgery. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Ben Taub was the first lab in greater Houston to become fully digitized, further enhancing the care provided to its patients.

The cardiology department provides routine procedures including coronary angioplasty and drug eluting stent placement, as well as specialized procedures including alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, atrial septal defect occlusion, placement of intracardiac defibrillators and carotid artery stenting.

Highly specialized physicians from Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston provide nationally recognized care.

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