Understanding your heart care options is important. Heart surgeons and interventional cardiologists at Ascension sites of care deliver surgical treatments to open clogged arteries, restore blood flow to the heart, repair a leaky heart valve and correct chronic AFib. We start by listening to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you.
Ascension sites of care provide advanced, heart and vascular imaging tests to diagnose and monitor your cardiovascular condition. These tests help your cardiologist and heart surgeon understand how your heart is functioning under stress and when you’re at rest. Our care teams use image-guided technology with minimally invasive and open heart surgery.
Multispecialty surgical heart care teams
Cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in heart-lung-chest surgery. The interventional cardiologist performs minimally invasive heart procedures. Working together, these doctors perform surgical heart procedures to improve your heart health and help prevent heart attack and stroke:
- Bypass damaged arteries and graft new ones into the heart (CABG)
- Open clogged coronary arteries (Angioplasty, with balloon or stent)
- Repair damage from a heart trauma or a hole in the heart
- Replace or repair a leaky heart valve (TAVR, Mitraclip™)
- Restore normal heart rhythm due to chronic AFIB (ablation, Maze procedure, WATCHMAN)
- Treat a heart infection
Having an outpatient, minimally invasive heart surgery can help shorten your recovery and get back to the activities you enjoy. When you need to be hospitalized, Ascension sites of care provide cardiac care and monitoring with advanced technology to support your recovery.
And at some Ascension sites of care, we have regional heart transplant programs with advanced heart failure specialists and transplant surgeons.
Minimally invasive heart care for clogged arteries and more
Having a clogged coronary artery may be a risk for heart attack. Cardiac catheterization and angioplasty are minimally invasive heart procedures to see how well the heart is functioning and then open a clogged artery to restore normal blood flow. Using image-guided technology, doctors get real-time information about your heart and arteries. Using non-invasive surgical techniques, our heart care teams can open narrowed arteries, remove plaque and insert a stent, repair a heart valve, or insert a heart rhythm device or heart pump.
Get a second opinion on your heart surgery
Whether you're dealing with a new diagnosis or deciding on a heart care plan, there's a lot to think about. We can connect you with a cardiologist and heart surgeon that’s right for you. Getting the right care at the right time is critical for your health.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
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