Excellence that’s decades in the making
UT Southwestern has a history of medical breakthroughs, with respect to heart disease in particular. Patients can learn and benefit from past discoveries, as well as the future of medicine, today.
Know Your Cholesterol
Groundbreaking, Nobel Prize–winning research on cholesterol at UT Southwestern led to the development of lifesaving statin drugs to treat heart disease.
Sometimes rudimentary tests aren’t enough. UT Southwestern’s Preventive Cardiology Program is developing advanced blood and imaging tests to monitor your risk for heart disease.
UT Southwestern-based research indicates that lowering “bad” blood cholesterol earlier in life, even by a modest amount, leads to substantial protection from coronary disease.
Surgeons and specialists work together
We tackle the toughest cases, bringing a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and a compassionate approach to care.
Expertise at every level
Our faculty features board-certified specialists, including four board-certified physicians in the subspecialty of advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology—more than any other institution in Texas—and cardiovascular anesthesiologists who are all fellowship trained and board certified in transesophageal echocardiography.
Research and innovation
With bench-to-bedside medical advances, our team continues to lead the way in developing treatments that save and improve lives.
Early diagnosis and effective treatments
The Preventive Cardiology Program has the resources and specialists to help patients with even the most challenging problems and those with a history or high risk of heart disease.
Our team includes a high percentage of female cardiologists, who bring a unique perspective and particular expertise to clinical care.
Top-notch in transplant
Our heart transplant survival rate is a remarkable 100% for one-year post transplants.