Every 36 seconds, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. As the seconds tick by, the cardiovascular team at McGovern Medical School is taking on the toughest cardiac cases and advancing research to save lives.
With rising rates of diabetes and obesity—as well as the long-term cardiovascular effects emerging from COVID-19—people throughout Texas are at increasing risk of a major cardiac event. Our experts leverage broad skills in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiology to provide compassionate, specialized care that begins before a patient is born and lasts throughout their life. We are pioneering new surgical techniques and devices to repair even big heart problems through small incisions, improving recovery times so patients can quickly return to their daily lives.
Yet—with a growing increase in the prevalence of heart disease—there is still much work to be done to improve heart health. By making a gift today, no matter the size, you can help create better treatments, better training programs, and better outcomes for people throughout our communities.