St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com
St. David's Medical Center (512) 476-7111
St. David's North Austin (512) 901-1000
St. David's South Austin (512) 447-2211
St. David's Round Rock (512) 341-1000
St. David's Georgetown (512) 943-3000
St. David's Rehabilitation (512) 544-5100
Heart Hospital of Austin (512) 407-7000

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General Overview

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is interrupted. This deprives the heart muscle of oxygen, causing tissue damage or tissue death.

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Preventing Heart Attacks

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Practical prevention—diet helps maintain a healthy blood pressure

Hypertension affects 50 million Americans at some point in their lives. That's one in every four people in the US. The chance that your blood pressure will rise increases steadily as you grow older. Learn more about what you can do to prevent this common condition.

Reducing your risk of heart disease when you have diabetes

New studies indicate that, because diabetes can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels, controlling cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors is equally important as controlling blood glucose.

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Start a regular exercise program

Exercise helps keep your body healthy and your tissue and organs working properly. In keeping your body in good working order, exercise also helps ward off many diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and many others.

 

Preventing Heart Attacks (Continued)

Tips for reducing stress in your life

Many people feel stress often; some even feel it as a part of their daily lives. Stress has been implicated as a possible cause of—or at least exacerbating some of the symptoms of—numerous conditions, including coronary artery disease.

Weight loss: what are your options?

Being overweight is closely linked to many very serious health conditions, most particularly risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, even modest reductions in weight can help improve these conditions.

Special Topics

Can your heart handle sex?

Love can cause heartache and even heart break. These are mere figures of speech, but what about people who have had a heart attack or heart surgery? Can someone with heart disease safely have sex?

Surviving a heart attack: timing is crucial

Is it indigestion or chest pain? Knowing the symptoms of a heart attack can literally save your life.

HealthGrades 2012

Thomas Reuters 50 Top Cardio Hospitals 2013

Awards & Recognition


Heart Hospital of Austin named Top Cardiovascular Hospital in the nation for the 7th year by Truven Health Analytics

 

Heart Hospital of Austin named among the Top 5% of hospitals in U.S. for clinical excellence by HealthGrades

 

Heart Hospital of Austin ranked as the #1 Cardiac Program in Texas for six consecutive years by HealthGrades

 

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