Heart care close to home in Mobile
Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating heart diseases, including:
- Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Heart attack
- Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)
- Heart valve disease
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides
- Pericardial disease
From screenings and managing chronic heart conditions, to more advanced care and heart and vascular surgery, we’re here for you. With cardiologists and surgeons trained in the latest heart care testing, treatment and procedures, you have access to advanced heart care close to home. And ask about a virtual (online) visit for your first consultation and as part of your ongoing care.
Advanced heart care, close to home
As your heart care needs change, we’re ready with the care that’s right for you, from routine care to advanced heart care. Your doctors, specialists and care team at Ascension Providence collaborate, working together for you and with you. Your doctor understands your healthcare needs and goals. And all your caregivers are communicating as a team.
If your doctor recommends surgery as part of your care plan, we’re here for you. Heart surgeons specialize in minimally invasive heart surgery. Our advanced heart care and surgery offerings include TAVR, WATCHMAN™ and ablation. Using small incisions, minimally invasive surgery helps shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. Together, your team of doctors delivers advanced care to help improve your heart function.
Get back to the things you love
The cardiac rehabilitation program at Ascension Providence is designed with you in mind. If you have an ongoing heart condition, have received heart care, or live with a chronic heart and lung disease, this program may be an option for you. Our program includes exercise therapy, health education, exercise and nutrition training, and emotional support for you and your family. We want to help you get back to doing the things you love.
Your care is our calling.™
At Ascension Providence, you'll find a different kind of relationship between you and your care team. It starts with getting to know you and your story, so we can deliver the care that's right for you. Whether your need is simple or complex, our team of heart specialists are here with you every step of the way. Because when it comes to your health, it's more than caring. It's our calling.
Get a second opinion from a heart and vascular specialist
Whether you’re dealing with a new diagnosis or deciding on a treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. If you’re looking for a second opinion, specialists at Ascension Providence are here to listen. We connect you with the cardiologist or heart and vascular specialist that is right for you.
Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.
Stories from the heart
How not to die on a Monday
That’s the phrase Jim Mather uses to describe the day he was rushed to Ascension Providence’s Emergency Department while he was actively having a heart attack.
Cardiologist was at hospital in a heartbeat
Tim is grateful for his heart care team at Ascension. On the night of his cardiac episode, his care team was right by his side, providing personalized, compassionate heart care.
Patient finds way to thank his heart surgeon
For Ed, a picture is truly worth a thousand words. Rather than stumble for the words to thank his cardiothoracic surgeon, Ed sends photos of himself doing his favorite activities, including fly fishing, golfing, and riding bicycles.
Frequently asked questions
When should I talk to a heart doctor?
Getting the right heart care at the right time is critical for your health. Chest pain, shortness of breath, fluttering in your chest, swelling in your legs, dizziness and fatigue are all symptoms of heart disease. When you notice new symptoms, talk to a heart doctor. From routine care to complex heart conditions, our heart doctors and care teams are here for you. They take the time to understand you and your health, to provide heart care that’s right for you. We use a range of care options from preventive heart care to complex and advanced surgical techniques.
What are symptoms of a heart attack?
A heart attack doesn’t always start with severe chest pain. If you think you or a loved one may be having a heart attack, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away. Pay attention to these heart attack symptoms:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting
- Jaw, neck or back pain
- Discomfort or pain in arm or shoulder
- Shortness of breath
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.
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