From the simplest condition to the most complex
Ascension Texas Heart & Vascular Institute in Austin, Texas, is a multi-specialty academic healthcare network. Our affiliation with The University of Texas Medical School adds to our already extensive heart and vascular care services. We deliver heart care aimed at keeping you healthy for a lifetime. To learn more about Ascension Texas Heart & Vascular Institute, call toll-free at 877-860-1141.
The Ascension heart and vascular services include the latest diagnostic cardiac imaging, including HeartFlow studies with or without CT angiography and cardiac MRI. Call 512-324-999, ext. 21855 to learn more about our extensive cardiac imaging capabilities.
Specialty heart care close to home
Our doctors and care teams take the time to listen and understand your symptoms and health concerns. Specialty care programs and clinics include:
- Complex disease management, including patients who have had both heart attack and stroke, and cancer patients at risk for developing a heart problem
- A-fib and other heart rhythm disorders
- Heart failure management
- Heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices (VAD)
- Heart valve care
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Heart disease in women
- Vascular health, including vein care and peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Our highly experienced cardiologists and vascular specialists provide a full range of care from managing high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension or high cholesterol to preventing heart attack or stroke and providing innovative treatments for A-fib, structural heart damage and advanced heart failure. Our interventional cardiologists specialize in minimally invasive angioplasty and stent placement procedures to remove plaque build-up and provide embolic protection.
Ascension Texas Heart & Vascular Institute electrophysiologists (EP) diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders, including A-fib and all causes of arrhythmia. EP doctors perform minimally invasive ablation procedures to correct your irregular heartbeat. We also have EP clinics at five other locations.
When surgery is needed, our cardiac surgeons have the skills, experience, and state-of-the-art techniques to repair or replace a damaged heart valve. For information, call 512-324-9999 ext. 8156 or click here to learn more about our Heart Valve Clinic. These doctors are regional leaders in minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitral clip procedures.
Heart failure is a progressive condition. The cardiologists and heart transplant team provide highly coordinated care, with support services for you and your family. Even if you live far away, we provide services close to home to monitor your progress. After a cardiac event or surgery, the Ascension Seton Cardiac Rehabilitation care team provides education, supervised exercise therapies, and dietary guidance. Some patients are in our telehealth monitoring program so we can routinely check your vitals and your implanted device (pacemaker, the WATCHMAN device or a defibrillator).
The Ascension Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center at the Ascension Seton Heart Institute is a regional heart transplant center and includes ventricular assist device therapy (VAD) as a bridge to transplant or destination therapy. Our compassionate and experienced care team is committed to helping you heal in body, mind, and spirit.
Focusing on heart attack and stroke prevention
Chest pain and heart emergencies - If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER, or call 911. Signs or symptoms of an acute chest pain emergency may include shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, pain in the shoulder radiating down the arm, or one-sided weakness or numbness.
Healthy Heart CT Screening - Schedule a preventive healthy heart CT scan appointment online. The heart screening test is $49 and is intended for men ages 40+ or women ages 45+ with one or more of the following heart disease risk factors:
- High blood pressure (greater than 140/90)
- Cholesterol levels greater than 160 LDL
- Tobacco use
- Family history of heart disease or stroke
Women's heart health assessment - The women’s heart health assessment program is for women with and without symptoms of heart disease. The $149 preventive cardiac health evaluation is for the woman without symptoms but who may have a family history of heart disease. Our Women’s Heart Center doctors specialize in listening to understand your health concerns to deliver a personalized care plan for you. To request a women’s heart risk assessment or appointment, call 512-324-3440.