Heart Health

Take charge of your heart health.

Taking Care of Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented or successfully mitigated when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Cardiovascular care at UTMB is state of the art and comprehensive, from heart rhythm studies to bypass to transplants to cardiac rehab.

With more than 30 locations throughout Galveston and the Bay Area, we’re also close by, which makes visiting easy and appointments convenient. Take charge of your health and call us at 800-917-8906, or explore our site and services below.

When is it time to see a Cardiologist?

A cardiologist specializes in the treatment and prevention of heart and blood vessel disease. They may use screenings to determine your risk for heart or cardiovascular conditions, provide checkups to monitor your existing heart disease, or perform surgeries to correct or restore your heart health.

You may need to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist if:

  • you are referred by your primary care provider
  • you have a family history of heart disease
  • you have high blood pressure or are at risk
  • your cholesterol is high, or you are at risk
  • you smoke or have a history of smoking
  • you've been diagnosed with diabetes

Early detection of heart issues is key to having a healthy heart. Be aware of symptoms of heart disease and speak with your primary care provider on the importance of heart health.

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World-Class Expertise and Technology at the Clear Lake Hospital Campus

UTMB Health is bringing more innovative care to our Clear Lake Hospital Campus to serve one of the fastest growing and dynamic areas in Texas. As the communities we serve throughout the region grow and change, we remain committed to expanding access to advanced care.

Working together with other academic medical centers, health care providers like UT Physicians, and independent community cardiologists you know and trust, we provide the latest treatment options and advanced procedures proven to deliver better results.

To schedule an appointment with any of the UTMB Health, UT Physicians, or community cardiologists we partner with, call (832) 632-7991

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Heart Rhythm Program

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For something as important as your heart health, UTMB Health and UT Physicians worked together to create the Heart Rhythm Program at UTMB Health Clear Lake Hospital Campus. The Heart Rhythm Program provides leading electrophysiology (EP) and cardiovascular treatments utilizing state-of-the-art technologies for the best possible results.

Whether you need routine care for your heart, cardiac arrhythmia treatment, or management of a complex heart disease, UTMB Health and UT Physicians work together to provide you with the best care for your heart.

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