The Practice

The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care physicians are internationally known for their expertise in diagnosing, treating, and preventing cardiovascular diseases.

Bringing the future of cardiovascular health to life.

Eduardo Hernandez, M.D.

President

Dr. Eduardo Hernandez is the President of The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care and a practicing cardiologist since 2000. He completed his medical training at the University of Puerto Rico. He then completed internship and residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, followed by fellowships in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and Advanced Peripheral Vascular interventions at Baylor College of Medicine’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital / The Texas Heart Institute. He previously served as the Medical Director at the Diagnostic Heart Center of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, is a professional staff member of The Texas Heart Institute and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, and the past President of the Texas Heart Cardiac Society. He has been named a Legacy member of the Texas Super Doctor Hall of Fame – having been selected for over 15 years by his peers. He has received recognition from Bridges to Excellence, the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, and the Patient’s Choice Award. He is involved in clinical research, participating in numerous clinical trials in both coronary and peripheral vascular disease, antiplatelet therapy, and antithrombotic therapy. He specializes in coronary and peripheral arterial disease – as well as venous disease – focusing on both medical and interventional management.


Angelini, P., Uribe, C., & Hernandez, E. (2022). Can ectopic right coronary from the left sinus have a different course than intramural? A case of ectopic right with retroaortic course. Cardiology in the Young, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1047951121004947
Angelini, P., Postalian, A., Hernandez-Vila, E., Uribe, C., & Costello, B. (2022). COVID-19 and the heart: could transient takotsubo cardiomyopathy be related to the pandemic by incidence and mechanisms? Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 9, 919715. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2022.919715
Angelini, P., Muthupillai, R., Lopez, A., Cheong, B., Uribe, C., Hernandez, E., Coulter, S., Perin, E., Molossi, S., Gentile, F., Flamm, S., Lorenz, G., D’Ascenzi, F., Tobis, J., Sarnari, R., Corno, A., Furgerson, J., Chiribiri, A., Villa, A. D. M., … Tomanek, R. (2021). Young athletes: Preventing sudden death by adopting a modern screening approach? A critical review and the opening of a debate. International Journal of Cardiology. Heart & Vasculature, 34, 100790. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcha.2021.100790
Galiñanes, E. L., Hernandez-Vila, E. A., & Krajcer, Z. (2019). EndoAnchors minimize endoleaks in chimney-graft endovascular repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 46(3), 183–188. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6520
Millard, M. A., & Hernandez-Vila, E. A. (2018). What do the guidelines really say about aspirin? Texas Heart Institute Journal, 45(4), 228–230. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-18-6673
McArdle, M., & Hernandez-Vila, E. A. (2017). Management of chronic venous disease. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 44(5), 347–349. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-17-6357
Vasquez-Rios, G., Gamero, M. T., De la Cruz, J., Hernandez, G. A., Hernandez, E., & Dueñas, R. (2017). Insidious onset of intermittent claudication as the primary manifestation of infective endocarditis. International Journal of General Medicine, 10, 11–14. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S113385
Godley, R. W., & Hernandez-Vila, E. (2016). Aspirin for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 43(4), 318–319. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-16-5807
Galiñanes, E. L., Hernandez, E., & Krajcer, Z. (2016). Preliminary results of adjunctive use of endoanchors in the treatment of short neck and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 87(4), E154-159. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.26351
Hernandez-Vila, E. (2015). A review of the JNC 8 blood pressure guideline. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 42(3), 226–228. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-15-5067
Galiñanes, E. L., Hernandez-Vila, E. A., & Krajcer, Z. (2015). Innovative chimney-graft technique for endovascular repair of a pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 42(1), 35–39. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-14-4341
de Lara, F. V., Higgins, C., & Hernandez-Vila, E. A. (2014). Median arcuate ligament syndrome confirmed with the use of intravascular ultrasound. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 41(1), 57–60. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-12-2495
Obon-Dent, M., & Hernandez-Vila, E. (2013). Jetstream® atherectomy for subacutely or chronically occluded femoro-popliteal prosthetic bypass grafts: a report of three cases. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 82(4), E529-534. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.24382
Angelini, P., Uribe, C., Monge, J., Escobar, J. M., & Hernandez-Vila, E. (2012). Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: preliminary attempt at palliation with use of subselective alcohol ablation. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 39(5), 750–755.
Silva, G. V., Fernandes, M. R., Cardoso, C. O., Miranda, W. R., Strickman, N., Mortazavi, A., Hernandez-Vila, E. A., Achari, A., & Krajcer, Z. (2011). Cryoplasty for peripheral artery disease in an unselected patient population in a tertiary center. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 38(2), 122–126.
Hernandez-Vila, E. A. (2011). Peripheral arterial disease in women: the effect of gender on diagnosis and treatment. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 38(2), 154–156.
Shabaneh, B., Dougherty, K., Hernandez, E., Strickman, N., & Krajcer, Z. (2010). Catheter aspiration thrombectomy during carotid stenting is safe and potentially efficacious: a pilot retrospective study. The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 51(6), 865–872.
Idelchik, G. M., Dougherty, K. G., Hernandez, E., Mortazavi, A., Strickman, N. E., & Krajcer, Z. (2009). Endovascular exclusion of popliteal artery aneurysms with stent-grafts: a prospective single-center experience. Journal of Endovascular Therapy: An Official Journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, 16(2), 215–223. https://doi.org/10.1583/08-2412.1
Hernandez, E., Goel, N., Dougherty, K. G., Strickman, N. E., & Krajcer, Z. (2009). Benefits of catheter thrombectomy during carotid stenting: a preliminary study. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 36(5), 404–408.
Lopez, J. A., & Hernandez, E. (2007). Transvenous implantation of a coronary sinus lead for left ventricular pacing after cutting balloon angioplasty. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE, 30(4), 568–570. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00710.x
Kohsaka, S., Ferguson, J. J., & Hernandez-Vila, E. (2005). Direct stenting and placement of a distal protection device after laser angioplasty in a saphenous vein graft with severe stenosis. The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 17(3), 160–162.

Patient Testimonials

  • Awesome, Great, Fabulous, Fantastic! Dr. Hernandez is a wonderful doctor. He listens to what you have to say, he will find out what is wrong and he will not give up! He will be honest with you also. His bedside manner is immaculate! His office is wonderful! Emma is the best! Love this Dr. Hernandez, God has given him his hands.

    – Vickie J.

  • I went to see Dr. Hernandez because he was highly recommended. He made me feel very comfortable from the beginning. He did a very thorough examination and listened to all my concerns. I loved that he is not like other doctors who are in a rush. He takes his time and finds a solution. He is very patient and his doctor's skills are just too of the tops.

    – Maque G.