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Ascension St. Vincent’s East

Ascension St. Vincent’s East

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50 Medical Park Drive East
Birmingham,  AL  35235




Heart and vascular specialists at Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham deliver emergency care, tests and advanced care for cardiovascular conditions.

More people trust us with their hearts

When you choose Ascension St. Vincent’sBirmingham in Alabama for your heart and vascular care, you get an entire team trained to deliver the latest in therapeutics and surgery to help prevent, diagnose, manage, and treat heart and vascular diseases. Starting with your first consultation, your doctor listens to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a heart care plan that’s right for you.

Specialty care for heart and vascular conditions


Our highly experienced cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and care teams specialize in diagnosing and treating many heart and vascular conditions, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other heart rhythm disorders
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Heart attack
  • Heart valve and structural heart disease
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol

Advanced treatment options for your heart 

Heart and vascular specialists at Cardiovascular Specialists of Birmingham are located next to Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham hospital. We provide convenient access to any lab tests, diagnostic cardiac imaging and procedures you may need. Your doctor is part of a national heart care team of specialists sharing best practices, research and the latest in cardiovascular therapeutics, and connecting you to advanced heart care close to home.

Heart attack and stroke care and prevention

If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, irregular heartbeat or other risk factors for heart disease, your doctor works with you to prevent heart attack and stroke. Some heart attacks begin suddenly, while others start with mild discomfort. Watch for these symptoms of heart attack in both men and women:

  • Chest discomfort, pressure, or pain
  • Difficulty breathing independent of activity
  • Lightheadedness or loss of consciousness
  • New weakness or fatigue
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Sudden arm (particularly left arm), jaw, neck, back pain

Go to the ER right away if you notice these symptoms in yourself or a loved one. Emergency care at Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham is available 24/7 for life-threatening emergencies like heart attack. And if you need more care, you’ll be connected to an experienced heart care team.

If you are experiencing chest pain, especially in combination with jaw or arm pain, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, you might be having a heart attack. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

Supporting your heart care recovery

Whenever possible, your heart surgeon or interventional cardiologist uses minimally invasive techniques and image-guided technology to deliver advanced treatments and procedures to help shorten your recovery. Sometimes your doctor may recommend an overnight stay in the hospital after surgery for additional monitoring and care. And if you need cardiac intensive care, we provide that too at Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham. With Ascension St. Vincent’s Heart Care, you are connected to the care you need through recovery:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation and nutrition counseling
  • Management of anticoagulation medication 
  • Transitional care, bridging next steps once home

Cardiovascular research and clinical trials

Our doctors are committed to being leaders in cardiovascular research, working to help improve how we diagnose and treat heart and vascular diseases. Your doctor may recommend a clinical trial as part of your care. And you can talk to your cardiologist if you are interested in participating in clinical trials.

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