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Ascension Via Christi Heart Center

Ascension Via Christi Heart Center

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Your cardiologist is your primary heart doctor

At Ascension Via Christi Heart Center in Pittsburg, KS, we deliver specialty and advanced surgical care for complex heart conditions.

Cardiologists at Ascension Via Christi Heart Clinic in Pittsburg, Kansas, are specially trained in the latest heart and vascular testing, treatment and procedures to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease. If you need advanced surgical care or other specialized heart care, your doctor can connect you with another heart care specialist. Start a conversation with a cardiologist who listens. We take the time to understand you and your health to provide heart care and a personalized care plan that's right for you.

Personalized care for you starts with a collaborative conversation. Talk with your cardiologist about new symptoms, health history, managing medications and risk for heart disease. Your care team coordinates any heart tests, diagnostics and treatments, and monitors your heart care to help prevent more serious conditions such as heart attack and stroke. 

If your care requires imaging, lab testing, or pharmacy support, we help connect the dots for you. Imaging tests, cholesterol tests, heart enzyme blood tests, EKG, and blood pressure monitoring help your doctor diagnose heart disease — irregular heartbeat, leaky heart valve, clogged coronary artery, and more. 

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.

Specialty care for AFib and other heart rhythm disorders

When you choose a cardiologist at Ascension Via Christi Heart Clinic, you get specialty care for arrhythmia and other heart rhythm disorders. Your doctor can diagnose AFib (atrial fibrillation), and common arrhythmia. Having AFib increases your risk for a stroke or transient ischemic attack (also called a TIA or mini-stroke). 

Advanced heart and vascular care, close to home

As your heart care needs change, your cardiologist connects you to the right specialists. Your team of doctors and your care plan is customized for your needs and may include various specialists and advanced therapeutics, surgery and rehabilitation. Your doctors are part of a national team of cardiovascular specialists, surgeons and care teams that deliver treatments, including: 

  • Anticoagulation therapy 
  • Cardiac artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Heart failure management
  • Heart transplant surgery and VAD
  • Implantable pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Implantable loop recorder for long-term heart rhythm monitoring
  • Medication management
  • Pulmonary hypertension management
  • Structural heart cardiothoracic surgery
  • Valve repair or replacement, TAVR and MitraClip™
  • Vascular surgery, aortic aneurysm and blood clots