Our Services

Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates offers a broad variety of cardiovascular services to patients from across the Greater Houston area, the nation, and even the world.

Whether you have been diagnosed with a heart or vascular condition or simply need to manage your risk, our team is committed to delivering the services you need, with both innovative technology and unsurpassed patient care.

Our team offers unparalleled inpatient and outpatient care for the following heart and vascular disorders:

At the heart center, we have created specialized clinics and programs around the cardiovascular issues that require special attention, including heart tumors, valve disease and heart problems in women. Learn more about our clinics & programs.

Houston Methodist offers the latest in diagnostic imaging including some of the most common minimally invasive echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and vascular diagnostics. 

  • Calcium scoring (heart scan) uses a computed tomography (CT) scan to detect the presence and extent of calcium deposits within the walls of the coronary arteries. 
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides images in real time to display blood vessels and flow around the heart, allowing physicians to see heart damage. 
  • Cardiac computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT uses the latest 64-slice cardiac CT technology, allowing physicians to visualize heart structures in greater detail. It is an alternative to more invasive procedures, such as catheterization and coronary angiography. 
  • Echocardiography, using transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) technology, is the latest evolution in cardiac real-time 3-D ultrasound imaging. 
  • Nuclear cardiology uses the combined advanced technologies of CT scanning, radioisotope markers and multi-dimensional views of the heart, allowing physicians to assess heart function and the condition of the cardiovascular system. 
  • Stress testing compares the body at rest and when active to determine heart function. 
  • Vascular diagnostics provides for specialized imaging of vascular disorders, such as aneurysms, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and chronic venous insufficiency. This specialized imaging enables physicians to view the smallest details in blood flow and function of the vascular system.


Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center physicians work together as a multidisciplinary team using their expertise in advanced imaging to diagnose heart and heart valve defects and to determine the most appropriate interventions.

Preventive Cardiology

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. For this reason, early detection of this disease and its contributing conditions are critical to health and longevity. Our cardiovascular physicians combine more than 30 years of excellence in heart imaging and diagnostics with advanced technology to assess your risks and establish a health plan toward prevention.
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center provides heart and vascular screening packages, all performed by our highly trained cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists and technologists to analyze your tests and help you understand your risk.

Download our heart and vascular screening packages brochure.

  • Heart Screening Packages: Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates offers several heart screening packages to help you understand your risk.


  • Executive Physicals: If your employer requires an executive health assessment, we offer a full array of tests, including EKG and treadmill stress test, that can be scheduled at your convenience.


  • Calcium Scoring Test: This simple test uses a CT scan to measure the amount of calcium found in the arteries of your heart, also known as your calcium score. If your calcium score is 0, your chance of having a heart attack over the next 2 to 5 years is very low; if calcium is found, you may be at risk for coronary artery disease. Learn more about the calcium scoring test.


  • Vascular Age Screening: This test uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the inner layer of your carotid artery (the large artery in your neck). The result estimates the "age" of your arteries. If your vascular age is higher than your actual age, you may be at risk for coronary artery disease.