At Rio Grande Regional Hospital, we put our hearts into caring for yours. Our cardiovascular care team is unparalleled in their use of innovative technology to prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular diseases in both adult and pediatric patients.
We are especially proud to have the only pediatric heart program in the Rio Grande Valley, which means we are:
- The only hospital in the Valley performing pediatric open heart surgery
- The only hospital in the Valley performing pediatric cardiac intervention
- The only hospital in the Valley performing pediatric electrophysiology
Cardiac Catheterization Labs
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our cardiac catheterization labs can offer the following services to the community:
- Diagnostic and interventional cardiology care
- Associated surgical procedures
- Numerous diagnostic services
For additional information please call 956-632-6731.
Cardiac and Vascular Surgical Services
- Expertise in coronary artery bypass grafts, aortic arch repair, valve repair and replacement surgery, and stent treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation
- Experience performing carotid endarterectomy
Other Cardiac Services
- Electrophysiology services, including EP studies, ablation of arrhythmias, and insertion of both biventricular and permanent pacemakers
- Internal cardiac defibrillation electrophysiological diagnostic
- Therapeutic procedures
Women & Heart Disease
- Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the single leading cause of death for American women.
- Worldwide, 8.6 million women die from heart disease each year, accounting for a third of all deaths in women.
- 71% of women experience early warning signs of heart attack with sudden onset of extreme weakness that feels like the flu (often with no chest pain at all).
- Nearly two-thirds of the deaths from heart attacks in women occur among those who have no history of chest pain.
- Men's plaque distributes in clumps, whereas women’s distributes more evenly throughout artery walls. This results in women's angiographic studies being misinterpreted as normal.