Leaders in comprehensive heart care maintaining a high standard of excellence in patient care
The cardiologists at Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates (MDCA), members of the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, are highly experienced in every aspect of care for patients with heart and vascular disease from diagnosis to treatment. They are nationally recognized for their expertise in the application of sophisticated imaging techniques, the performance of complex interventional and electrophysiology procedures, and the application of novel therapies for patients with heart failure and valvular diseases.
Mission StatementTo provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art cardiovascular care by applying knowledge acquired through research and years of experience, and to deliver such care with the highest quality, in a compassionate manner, treating each patient with respect and dignity.
- General Consultative Cardiology
- Heart Disease in Women
- Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
- Catheterization-Based Procedures
- Valvular Diseases
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Diagnostic Cardiac Imaging
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates
Texas Medical Center Location
6550 Fannin Street, Suite 1901, Smith Tower
Houston, Texas 77030
Toll free: 1-888-361-4375
Clinic appointments Tel: 713-441-1100
Non-Invasive lab Tel: 713-441-2691
2950 Cullen Parkway
Pearland, TX 77584
Serving Pearland and the surrounding areas including Alvin, Manvel, Friendswood, Lake Jackson, Angleton, Sweeney.
Memorial Village location
9055 Katy Freeway #100
Houston, TX 77024
The Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 Tomball Parkway, Suite # 400
Houston, Texas 77070
Video produced by local radio station Sunny 99.1 FM features Dr. Karla Kurrelmeyer talking about heart health.
Curbside Consultative Cardiology
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates is pleased to offer complimentary curbside consultation services for community physicians. Our cardiologists are available to speak directly with physicians or health-care providers during business hours.
The Methodist Hospital chosen for percutaneous valve replacement study
The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center was chosen today as a site for a critical percutaneous heart valve study. As part of the research study, Methodist physicians will replace diseased cardiac valves through a single, tiny puncture hole in the research subject's groin.
"Using this new technique in the study, we will be able to replace severely calcified and damaged aortic valves without open heart surgery or removal of the original diseased valve," said Dr. Neal Kleiman, director of the catheterization labs at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and cardiology principal investigator for the trial. "This study is the only way individuals have access to this technique in the United States."
Heart Disease in Women
Heart disease is very much a woman’s disease. The American Heart Association reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women older than 25, killing almost twice the number of women in this country than breast and all other cancers combined.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disorder resulting in the heart muscle thickening with no apparent cause, sometimes resulting in sudden cardiac death – especially in young athletes. MDCA physicians diagnose this through family member screening, echocardiograms and MRI imaging. In addition to medical therapy, treatment may include alcohol septal ablation—initiated in the USA by physicians in MDCA.Read more
News & Events
Houston's Olympic torch bearer: William Zoghbi, M.D.
The flame igniting the London 2012 Olympic Games was carried Monday, July 9th through Bicester, England, by William Zoghbi, M.D., Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist and Weill Cornell Medical College professor of medicine. He was the only Houston resident invited to participate.
Could Starving the Heart Make It Resistant to Damage?
Heart cells starved of nutrients are less likely to be damaged during periods of decreased blood flow and sudden influxes of blood, known as ischemia and reperfusion, and are also less likely to get out of synch with their cellular neighbors, the damaging phenomenon called arrhythmia.
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center scientists learned that starved heart cells maintain normal calcium cycling and basic mitochondrial function far longer than non-starved cells during periods of extreme stress.
William Zoghbi, M.D., president of the ACC
The American College of Cardiology's annual Scientific Session is a prominent event on the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center's calendar, but this year's meeting was particularly notable.
William Zoghbi, M.D., was elected president and Miguel Quiñones was elected a Master of the ACC at a special event Monday, March 26, with 2,000 ACC members and supporters in attendance.
Heart doctors repair coronary aneurysm without open surgery, get police sergeant back on the job faster
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center interventional cardiologists have, for the first time, repaired a large coronary artery aneurysm with stent-assisted coil embolization without doing open heart surgery. The successful procedure could mean a new option for patients, especially those who would be at risk undergoing an open chest operation. The work is published in the February issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, an American Heart Association journal.
Nation's top two cardiology societies honor Methodist echocardiologist Quinoñes
Miguel Quiñones, M.D., chair of cardiology at Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, will receive the Physician Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Echocardiography at the society's annual scientific sessions in June. He will also be named a Master of the American College of Cardiology at that group's annual meeting in March.
Dr. John Mahmarian Inducted as American Society of Nuclear Cardiology's 2012 President
Dr. John Mahmarian, Director of the Nuclear Cardiology and Computed Tomography (CT) Services at the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, assumes the presidency of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) this week, praising the Society's members for their ongoing commitment to high quality patient care and vowing to continue ASNC's leadership in developing and promoting nationally recognized standards of care for cardiovascular patients.
Dr. Neal Kleiman provides expert comment in Health Technology Trends
Dr. Neal Kleiman, medical director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, provided expert comment in an article on next-generation coronary artery stents and balloons under development.
The article appears in the May 2011 issue of Health Technology Trends. This monthly publication is produced by ECRI Institute and covers healthcare technology, focusing on emerging medical technologies in cardiology, radiology, oncology, orthopedics and neurosciences.
Methodist physicians replace diseased heart valve through small hole in the leg
Physicians at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston implanted a new investigational heart valve in a patient through a small puncture hole in the leg.
Mr. Dale Wilber, 69 year old retiree from Arkansas, had the new valve implanted in Houston on Feb. 16, 2011. The disease restricted blood flow from his heart to his vital organs. This can weaken the heart over time and cause chest pain, fatigue and heart failure. By having a valve implanted through a small hole in the leg, he hopes to shorten his recovery time and prevent complications that sometimes occur after major heart surgery. Wilber is recovering comfortably in his hospital room, hoping to be on the road in his 40-foot motor home exploring the country with this wife soon.
MDCA in Willowbrook
Now open and accepting new patients
To schedule an appointment call
Dr. Amish S. Dave
(Mondays & Thursdays)
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates
18220 Tomball Parkway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77070