About Us

CAET Building

We welcome you to the new Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas web site. Our main office is in Tyler with an additional full-time office in Athens. Members of our team are also seeing patients in Pittsburg, Quitman, Fairfield, Crockett, and Canton with more locations coming soon. Our mission and commitment to you is to always deliver the very best care through advanced education, research and the application of the latest in techniques and equipment.

Our physicians are Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, with some having additional certifications in Nuclear Medicine, Electrophysiology, Cardiac Intervention, Echocardiography and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Key members of our support staff include certified or licensed Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nuclear Radiographic Technologists, Echo and Vascular sonographers.

To fulfill our commitment to you we have the latest in state-of-the art diagnostic equipment available for use in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of heart and circulatory problems. By participating with many of the leading pharmaceutical and device manufacturers in national and international research studies, we are helping develop effective new drugs, equipment and techniques used in the fight against cardiovascular disease. We have built and developed three associated services, each filling a specific need. TCEC, where our patients receive the best in cardiac and peripheral vascular care using our new cardiac catherization laboratory, and the Vein Center, where our patients are treated for vascular disease. More information on all three services can be found using the links on our website.

Included in our office of specialized cardiovascular diagnostic tools are:

  • Electrocardiograms
  • Exercise/treadmill Stress Testing
  • Non-exercise Stress Testing
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Echocardiograms
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Event Monitoring
  • Peripheral Vascular Function Testing
  • Clinical Laboratory Tests
  • Cholesterol Measurement/Management

Cardiologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart or blood vessels with minimal invasive techniques. We perform all diagnostic and interventional procedures involving the heart such as cardiac catheterizations and stent insertion procedures on vessels. These procedures are also known as invasive or interventional respectively. Members of our team are trained in electrophysiology which is the implanting and monitoring of pacemakers and intracardiac defibrillators.

Cardiovascular interventional procedures offered by CAET include:

  • Coronary and peripheral vascular angioplasty and stent implantation
  • Coronary and peripheral vascular intravascular ultrasound
  • Complex coronary and peripheral vascular atherectomy
  • Renal artery stent implantation for hypertension management
  • Carotid artery stent implantation for stroke prevention
  • Peripheral venous intervention including ablation and stent implantation
  • Vena cava filter placement and recovery
  • Pacemaker, defibrillator, and cardiac resynchronization device implantation
  • Percutaneous closure of patent foramine ovale (PFO)
  • Valvuloplasty for inoperable heart valve disease

Our Web site is designed to introduce ourselves to you and to answer some of the more common questions which usually arise when visiting a physician's office.

It is important for you as a patient to develop confidence and a level of comfort in the physician entrusted with your care. We welcome the opportunity for you to visit with us and our staff. If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas works closely with physicians and staff at all area hospitals in an effort to ensure that the very best care is offered as close to home as possible. As our health care system continues through these uncertain times our commitment to you will always be, "Your heart. Our responsibility."