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You or a loved one has been diagnosed with a heart or vascular condition. Or perhaps you are preparing for a procedure. You may be feeling lost, confused and frustrated at all the new terms being used to describe what’s wrong and what’s going to happen next.

Whatever the case, we want to provide as much information as possible to help you gain a better understanding of some common terms, because, after all, knowledge is power. Click any of the terms below for easy-to-understand information about common heart and vascular diagnoses and treatment options.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Hypertension Cardiomyopathy
Aneurysm Infective Endocarditis
Angina Ischemic cardiomyopathy
Angioplasty Mitral Stenosis
Aortic Stenosis Mitral Valve Prolapse
Arrhythmia Open Heart Surgery
Atherectomy Pacemaker Implantation
Atherosclerosis / Arteriosclerosis Pericardial effusion
Atrial Fibrillation Pericarditis
Atrial Septal Defect Peripheral arterial disease
Bypass Surgery PFO Closure
Cardiac Catheterization Phlebitis
Cardiac Resynchronization Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
Cardiomyopathy Pulmonary embolism
Carotid Artery Disease Renal artery disease
Carotid Artery Surgery Stenting
Chest Pain Stroke
Congenital Heart / Valve Disease Sudden cardiac death
Congestive Heart Failure Syncope
Coronary Artery Disease Thoracic aortic aneurysms
Deep Vein Thrombosis Thoracic outlet syndrome
Defibrillator Implantation Valve Repair and Replacement
Ejection Fraction Varicose veins
Heart Attack Vascular disease
Heart Disease Venous insufficiency
Heart Murmur Ventricular septal defects
Heart Palpitations Visceral artery aneurysm
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Visceral ischemic syndrome

Texas Health is committed to providing quality care to heart and vascular patients throughout North Texas and beyond. Various technologies and services are discussed here, but not all of our hospitals offer every treatment and diagnostic technology highlighted. Call 1-877-THR-WELL to learn more about heart and vascular services at the Texas Health hospital in your area.