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Heart and Vascular Health

Heart and Vascular Care at Baylor

For more than half a century, Baylor has delivered quality heart and vascular care alongside innovative research programs. Our diagnostic tools, treatments, and educational programs ensure that patients receive the most complete and advanced heart health care.


Heart and vascular care is a major service line for every Baylor hospital. Baylor cardiologists and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeons are respected and recognized as being among the best in the area and the nation. In addition, Baylor hospitals are consistently recognized for quality inpatient, outpatient and surgical offerings in heart care. To meet our communities' growing need for cardiovascular care, wellness and disease prevention and management, clinicians at Baylor are tackling heart and vascular disease on several fronts including cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology and primary and preventive care.


Learn more about Baylor's heart and vascular health care services by visiting our website for patients and consumers.


Patient Referral

If you would like to refer a patient to Baylor's heart and vascular health care services, please use our Refer a Patient  tool. 


Education Programs

Baylor Health Care System offers several residenciesfellowships, and electives related to heart and vascular care, including:


Please view the full list on our Education website.



Baylor Health Care System promotes and supports research bringing innovative treatments from the laboratory workbench to the patient bedside. To achieve this bench-to-bedside concept, we focus on basic science, clinical trials, and health care effectiveness and quality of care research.


Clinical Trials

Clinical trials at Baylor are an essential component in patient-centered care, health care effectiveness and quality of care research bringing innovative treatments from the laboratory workbench to the patient bedside. 


Search for Clinical Trials currently underway at Baylor Health Care System.


Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center is a private teaching hospital that serves as the main tertiary referral center for all of North Texas. There are approximately 70,000 annual inpatient admissions to the hospital, with over 30,000 operative procedures performed in 50 operating suites. The vascular surgery service performs more than 3,000 cases each year. Baylor University Medical Center was the nation's first hospital to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program.


Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital

The freestanding Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) is the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases and related conditions. The Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital includes four operating suites devoted to peripheral vascular surgery, including a fully equipped endovascular suite. A new high-resolution scanner available at the BHVH can produce images so detailed that blockages or plaques can be visualized just as in an invasive coronary angiogram. 


Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute

As part of the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute was established in 1993 to promote cardiovascular research and education to prevent and treat heart and vascular disease. The institute supports development and implementation of the newest techniques and technologies in cardiovascular care and is an important referral center for physicians and consumers seeking information about and access to treatment for cardiovascular disease. Paul A. Grayburn, M.D. is Director of Cardiology Research and is an internationally recognized expert in echocardiography. 


The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano 

At The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, clinical quality and innovation have led to the development of a robust clinical research program that, since its inception, has touched the lives of over 2,827 patients across the cardiovascular spectrum. The research team at The Heart Hospital has participated in numerous clinical research trials for the treatment of valvular heart disease, heart failure, vascular disease, arrhythmia and coronary artery disease to name a few. In addition, we have been a leading enrollment center for many of these trials.


Our researchers have been nationally recognized by medical associations and have been awarded more than $2.6 million in government research grants. Our experienced team of investigators has authored published works in major scientific journals and presented at national and international medical meetings. In 2015 alone, our research program produced numerous publications in prominent scientific journals including:


  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Circulation
  • European Heart Journal
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Circulation
  • The Lancet
  • The Journal of American Medical Association
  • JACC Imaging
  • The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center

The Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center began at Baylor in 1987 to bring clinically relevant cardiology research studies to Baylor. The Center is improving patients' lives through innovative research to understand, prevent, and even reverse heart disease.


Please view the complete list of Baylor’s Research Institutes and Centers. 

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