Providing Focused Care to Restore Heart Health
Advanced Cardiovascular Care in Mobile
If you or a loved one needs specialty heart care, you’ll find a full range of heart care services at Ascension Providence. Our care team provides advanced diagnostic cardiac testing, medical and surgical treatments, and programs to help you heal and recover. We connect you to more than 50 specially-trained cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, and cardiac electrophysiologists.
To contact Ascension Providence Hospital Cardiovascular Services, call 251-633-1000.
Our care team provides personalized, compassionate care to our patients in an environment where safety and quality are the highest priority.
Our services include:
- Superior cardiovascular surgical team with the most open-heart surgeries in the Mobile area to treat blockages in the coronary arteries, as well as heart valve disorders
- Access to four cardiology groups and two cardiovascular surgeon groups
- Cardiovascular diagnostics: Echocardiology, vascular studies, tilt table, EKG, heart catheterization, and electrophysiology studies
- Inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation
- Diagnostic and interventional cardiology services for individuals who suffer from symptoms of coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Caring Hearts, an outpatient clinic caring for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF)
Caring for the Heart with the Latest Advancements
For those with heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib) and heart failure, we have extensive diagnostic testing and treatment facilities. Our three cardiac catheterization labs, two cardiac electrophysiology suites, and two dedicated heart surgery suites are fully-equipped and staffed by a highly experienced heart care team.
When an acute cardiac event occurs, our team can intervene quickly and provide personalized, compassionate care to improve heart recovery and prevent further heart attacks.
Ascension Providence Focuses on Healing and Prevention
Our Caring Hearts Congestive Heart Failure Clinic is the foundation of our program to restore health and prevent future heart attacks.
The Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at Providence provides compassionate care for patients with a diagnosis of heart failure. The care team of cardiac nurses and specially trained doctors provide long-term outpatient heart failure management. Our nurse educators visit all hospitalized patients with heart failure daily as part of our commitment to a complete continuum of care. We help bridge medication management and care after hospitalization, with your primary care doctor and home health care services, if needed.
Heal Through a Full-Range of Recovery Services
The cardiovascular program at Providence Hospital also includes the services of the Beth M. Rouse Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. The center is home to the hospital’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program, a medically supervised rehabilitative program designed for those with heart and lung disease.
In addition to fitness equipment, the center offers a variety of fitness classes for all abilities, including water classes, yoga, Pilates and others that are open to the public. The center has cardiovascular exercise equipment that includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and rowing machines that utilize water for a realistic workout experience.
Ascension Providence is committed to your heart health through compassionate care and a highly skilled team that’s focuses on you.
Carotid Surgery Device Reduces Stroke Risk
Ascension Providence recently performed its first Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure. The minimally invasive procedure uses a special device designed to reduce the risk of stroke during procedures to open blockages in the carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain.
The Mobile hospital's first procedure was performed by a team led by vascular surgeon Dr. Melanie Rose.
The TCAR device allows the surgeon to directly access the common carotid artery in the neck and initiate temporary reversal of blood flow. The device works to filter and capture any loose fragments of plaque to protect the brain while surgeons are implanting a stent. After the stent is placed successfully, flow reversal is turned off and blood flow resumes in its normal direction.