At Valley Regional Medical Center, we provide nationally recognized cardiovascular care to patients in the Rio Grande Valley. Our highly skilled team, advanced technology and specialized programs focus on the detection, management and control of heart and vascular disease. Our facility includes a 24-hour cardiac catheterization lab, an electrophysiology (EP) lab and a cardiac rehabilitation program.

Valley Regional Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the American College of Cardiology. Additionally, we are consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in the treatment of heart attacks.

Valley Regional Medical Center is committed to improving people's cardiovascular health in our communities. Apart from our hospital-based comprehensive cardiovascular services, we provide community clinics, host lunch and learn sessions, and participate in health fairs to help our neighbors understand the importance of heart health and what they can do to lower their risk of heart disease.

Call for a physician referral at (956) 708-2265.

Brownsville heart and vascular services

Using evidence-based practices, we deliver life-saving cardiac care through a dedicated team consisting of the area's best heart surgeons, specialists and professionals. Our comprehensive programs include a range of services from diagnostic procedures to support for recovering patients.

Cardiac emergency care

As an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, our emergency care team is available 24/7 to provide rapid, coordinated care in the event of a heart attack or other life-threatening condition.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Following a cardiac event, rehabilitation may be needed. Led by our highly skilled team of therapists, our program combines education, counseling, exercise, and lifestyle tips to help our recovering patients maintain a satisfying and functional life.

Heart screening and imaging

Our specialists perform various cardiovascular diagnostic and imaging tests in our catheterization and electrophysiology labs, including advanced blood flow tests, EP studies and EKGs. Additionally, our labs are available to perform interventional procedures, such as AFib ablation, pacemaker insertion, and stent placement.

We are the first hospital in Cameron County to offer radial catheterization (through the arm) and femoral (through the groin) catheterization. We are also the only facility in the area to offer fractional flow reserve CT tests to evaluate blood flow through the vessels affected by coronary artery disease.

Heart surgery

When surgery is the best form of treatment, our team is experienced in performing a wide-range of minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures. Among our specialized cardiovascular surgical treatments include angioplasty, atherectomy, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, open-heart surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Vascular surgery

Our vascular surgeons are highly skilled in minimally invasive and traditional procedures and techniques to treat conditions such as peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms and varicose veins.

If you seek treatment, we invite you to find a cardiologist or vascular surgeon and learn more about our services.