About South Texas Health System Heart
South Texas Health System Heart, one of the first freestanding cardiology and cardiovascular hospitals built in the United States, is dedicated solely to heart-related medical needs for patients. We provide diagnosis and treatment, emergency heart care, cardiac catheterization, heart surgery and education. South Texas Health System Heart is also equipped with a full-service emergency department, as well as a bariatric surgery center.
Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI
South Texas Health System Heart has received accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers for our care and treatment for patients who present symptoms of a heart attack. The national accreditation is awarded to hospitals for their speed and efficiency in treating chest pain and heart attack symptoms. Hospitals awarded this designation have primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Door to Balloon (D2B) time is the time it takes to get a cardiac patient from the hospital entrance to artery-clearing angioplasty. At South Texas Health System Heart, we consistently strive for and achieve D2B times below the national standard. Our speed in treating heart attack patients saves lives.
Congestive Heart Failure Program
The South Texas Advanced Cardiac Care (STACC) program is a joint effort between South Texas Health System Heart and the Heart Clinic. STACC is dedicated to providing innovative, evidence-based treatment for congestive heart failure (CHF) at several convenient locations in the Rio Grande Valley. CHF patients can avoid multiple re-admissions to the hospital or emergency room through diagnostic services, one-on-one education support, regular phone calls and healthy-living advice.
South Texas Health System is an integrated system of care comprised of six hospitals, several freestanding emergency rooms, multiple physician practices and a broad variety of outpatient services.
We opened on January 15, 1996 as a 60-bed specialty care facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. South Texas Health System Heart was designed to provide an excellent and efficient setting for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our small size means faster emergency intervention, resulting in more saved heart muscle, and more saved lives.
We are located at:
1900 South D Street
McAllen, TX 78503