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Heart Care Services at CHI St. Luke's provides heart failure & heart attack specialists along with leading cardiac treatments.
Heart Care Services


Find a Heart Care Specialist:  (832) 355-DOCS (3627)
International Patients:    (832) 355-3350

For more information about our cardiovascular and heart surgery services and our relationship with the world-renowned Texas Heart® Institute, call the Heart Information Center at (800) 292-2221

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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, home of Texas Heart® Institute (THI), is an internationally recognized leader in heart care. Together, St. Luke's and THI form one of the world'Cardiology and Heart Surgerys largest cardiovascular centers, offering a full range of specialty heart programs. Those programs are provided by cardiovascular and cardiology specialists who are among the world's most experienced, operating in one of the most respected research and educational settings in the world.

Why Choose St. Luke's for Heart Care?

  • Premier heart hospital. U.S. News & World Report  has ranked THI at St. Luke's among the nation's top 10 centers for cardiology and heart surgery every year since 1991 when the ranking began. We rank as a top four center for 2011-2012.
  • Cardiovascular history-maker. St. Luke's has teamed with THI for some of the most important medical achievements in cardiovascular history - including the nation's first successful heart transplant, the world's first total artificial heart transplant, and effective methods of preventing heart attacks by reducing the formation of artery blockages.strokebanner
  • Breadth of experience. To date, we have performed more than 250,000 cardiac catheterizations,115,000 open heart surgeries, and 1,100  heart transplants.
  • International referral center. We treat the most complex cases, with patients from 85 countries coming to St. Luke's each year for heart care.

Pioneering cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley founded THI in 1962 for the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and chose St. Luke's as its clinical partner. Today our world-class physicians continue to lead in innovative, ground-breaking research, including the use of adult stem-cell therapy in creating new heart muscle and vascular cells. Our experts also are testing prototypes for a total artificial heart and working to improve left ventricular assist devices (LVADS) and other heart pumps.

Learn more about our history and how we continue to offer the latest technology and treatment options as one of the world's leading heart and cardiovascular hospitals.


Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart defects are heart problems present at birth. They happen whenthe heart fails to develop normally before birth. See how St. Luke's can help...
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Aortic Aneurysms
An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the wall of a weakened blood vessel. If the bulging stretches the vessel wall too far, the vessel may burst...  MORE.
Arrhythmias - Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Any irregularity in your heart's natural rhythm is called an arrhythmia. Find out how St. Luke's can help..  MORE.
Assess Your Risk
Are you at risk for heart disease? Learn more about what it is and take a quick assessment online...  MORE.
Awards and Recognition - Heart Care
We appreciate the recognition and strive to be the best we can be. The real reward comes in the satisfaction and appreciation of our patients...  MORE.
Cardiac Rehabilitation
St. Luke's Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Program – Fit Hearts - helps people who have experienced a recent cardiac event or heart disease recover faster and return to full and productive lives...  MORE.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) affects more than 17 million Americans, making it the most common form of heart disease...  MORE.
Heart Attack
Almost 1 million Americans have heart attacks every year. It is estimated that about every 34 seconds somebody in the United States has a heart attack. Find out how we can help...  MORE.
Heart Care History and Firsts
Since 1962 when Dr. Denton A. Cooley founded the Texas Heart® Institute at CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, our physicians have led the way in heart care...  MORE.
Heart Care News
Get the latest news and events about our world-renowned Heart and Cardiovascular Services at St. Luke's Medical Center, home of Texas Heart Institute...  MORE.
Heart Failure
Heart failure – also known as congestive heart failure (CHF) – occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.  MORE.
Heart Transplant
Established in 1982, the Heart Transplant Program at the Texas Heart® Institute at St. Luke’s Medical Center is one of the most experienced, successful programs in the world.  MORE.
LVAD Program (Heart Pumps)
The Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program at St. Luke's Medical Center, home of the Texas Heart® Institute, is one of the most experienced, successful programs in the world.
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Patient Stories - Heart Care
Hear from our patients about how we made a difference in helping them know they made the right choice for their health care needs...  MORE.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) involves damage to or blockage in the blood vessels distant from the heart—the peripheral arteries and veins...  MORE.
Seek a Second Opinion
St. Luke's Medical Center, home of Texas Heart® Institute, is a referral enter for heart care, not only for patients from across the nation, but also internationally...  MORE.
Valvular Heart Disease
Valve disease is often considered a problem of the elderly. However, the disease can afflict people at any age and sometimes is congenital.  MORE.