Patients benefit from some of the most comprehensive services
and advanced therapies available. Services and diagnostic
procedures offered include:
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.
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY (ECG) & HOLTER MONITORING
Tests performed to characterize the electrical activity of the
heart. A holter monitor uses a small digital device to record
the ECG over a period of time, typically 24 hours.
Echocardiography is performed to provide an assessment of heart
size and function, characterize congenital heart disease, valvular
heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and
neoplasia. At Texas A&M University, we are able to
provide transesophageal echocardiography, 3D/4D echocardiography,
and CT angiography to characterize the anatomy of complex disease
and to facilitate procedural planning and intra-operative
We are able to provide minimally invasive techniques and
surgical treatment options for many cardiovascular diseases.
Minimally invasive, catheter based procedures are available
- Patent ductus arteriosus (device occlusion)
- Pulmonic or tricuspid valve stenosis (balloon
- Subaortic stenosis (balloon dilation)
- Atrial and ventricular septal defects (device closure)
- Cor triatriatum (balloon dilation)
- Arteriovenous malformations (embolization)
- Intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (stent and coil)
- Heartworm caval syndrome (worm extraction)
- Pacemaker implantation (permanent and temporary)