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Driscoll Children's Heart Center offers excellence in pediatric and congenital heart care using state-of-art facilities. The cardiology program has been providing quality, compassionate care to our patients in South Texas since1962. The Heart Center has the largest network of consult services available to the health care providers of the region. The staff also fulfill an educational mission by serving as faculty to the Texas A&M College of Medicine.

Annually the Heart Center perform approximately:

  • 9500 clinic visits
  • 3500 echocardiograms (heart ultrasounds)
  • 300 surgeries
  • 250 interventional procedures

The Heart Center provides:

  • Fetal evaluations
  • Neonatal evaluations
  • General cardiology consultation for:
    • Heart murmurs
    • Chest pain
    • Heart rhythm
    • Syncope (passing out)
    • Sport participation
  • Non-invasive imaging including:
    • Trans-thoracic echocardiogram
    • Trans-esophageal echocardiogram
    • Cardiac MRI/MRA
    • High resolution CT with 3-D reconstruction
  • Exercise testing
  • Electrophysiologic study and ablation therapy
  • Pacemaker implantation and testing
  • Interventional cardiology including:
    • Device closures of ASD's, VSD's, and PDA's
    • Balloon valvuloplasty
    • Stent therapy
    • Coil embolization

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology

3533 S. Alameda Street
Driscoll Health Center, Suite H-100
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Phone: (361) 694-5086 or (800) 242-0008

Dr. Billy Rios
3502 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone: (361) 694-6900 or (361) 694-5086

Driscoll Children's Medical Plaza
1120 E. Ridge Road, Suite 210
McAllen, TX 78503
Phone: (956) 688-1300 or (800) 242-0008

Victoria
115 Medical Drive, Ste. 201
Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: (361) 694-5086
Fax: (361) 855-9518

Laredo
10710 McPherson Rd, Ste. 200
Laredo, TX 78405
Phone: (800) 242-0008
Fax: (361) 855-9518

Eagle Pass
La Encantada Ridge Building Center
2499 N. Veteran's Bldg, Ste. F
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
Phone: (800) 242-0008
Fax: (361) 855-9518

Rio Grande City
2544 Central Palm Dr., Ste. 103
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: (956) 688-1300
Fax: (956) 688-1278


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