Comprehensive heart care in Tomball, Texas

The Robert F. Schaper Heart Center at HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball is a comprehensive cardiac care center dedicated to the detection, management and control of cardiovascular disease in adults.

Our cardiologists and heart specialists use specialized resources to treat heart disease, including prevention programs, diagnostic therapies and a cardiac rehabilitation program program to help heart patients on their journey to better heart health.

To request a physician referral, please call (281) 401-7777.

Cardiovascular services and procedures

Our heart and vascular center offers a wide range of procedures, including diagnostic exams, interventional procedures and non-interventional procedures to help diagnose and treat cardiac disease, such as:

  • Bypass surgery
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Carotid stenting
  • Coronary computer tomography (CT)
  • Duplex ultrasounds (Doppler ultrasounds)
  • Echocardiograms and transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Heart valve replacement surgery
  • Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)
  • Peripheral angiography and intervention
  • Thoracoscopic microwave atrial ablation

In addition, we provide a cardiovascular health program that focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and its connection to the circulatory system.

Comprehensive heart care in Tomball, Texas

HCA Houston Tomball was recognized among the top 10 percent of U.S. hospitals for cardiac care, according to the CRUSADE study commissioned by Duke University, a leading educational research institution in cardiovascular disease and treatment. The study measured the responsiveness, diagnosis and treatment of chest pain patients arriving at emergency departments of more than 600 hospitals nationwide.

Additionally, we have received the Outstanding Care Award from The Joint Commission. More than 60,000 patients have been monitored nationwide, and this award has been presented to only hospitals with the best treatment practices and outcomes. We have received disease-specific accreditations for treatment practices of patients with heart failure and acute coronary syndrome.

Cardiovascular disease and heart attack

According to the American Heart Association, 84 million people in the U.S. experience some form of cardiovascular disease, which affects blood flow throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.

A heart attack can occur at any time—and they are not always sudden and intense. The Society of Chest Pain Centers reports that 50 percent of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside of a hospital, suggesting that many people do not act on early warning signs.

Understanding heart attack signs can save your life or the life of someone else. Heart attack warning signs and symptoms may differ among men and women. However, everyone may experience these common symptoms of a heart attack:

  • Arm, back, neck, jaw or abdominal discomfort
  • Feelings of faintness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath, even if your chest feels fine
  • Sudden perspiration

Below are common heart attack symptoms in women:

  • Unusual fatigue
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety

Below are common heart attack symptoms in men:

  • Weakness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Cold sweat
  • Dizziness

If you suspect someone is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Seconds matter when someone experiences a heart attack. Never ignore any possible symptoms of a heart attack. A false alarm investigated is better than a heart attack ignored.