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Jacksonville’s leader in heart care

Choose Ascension St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Florida, to be your first choice – from heart and vascular screenings to surgery.

When you choose Ascension St. Vincent’s, you get an experienced cardiovascular specialist and care team who are part of a national team, sharing best practices and the latest research and treatment. Every appointment starts with a conversation. Your care team takes the time to listen and answer all your questions — so you get a personalized care plan.

Specialists at Ascension St. Vincent’s diagnose and treat heart diseases, including:

Advanced heart care, close to home

At Ascension St. Vincent’s, our care teams provide advanced heart testing and diagnostics, treatments, medication management, surgical heart care and rehabilitation. And as part of a national heart care team, our doctors share best practices in care and research, connecting you to advanced heart care close to home. As the region’s leader in heart care, our cardiovascular doctors and care teams perform the most cardiac surgeries and procedures in the region. Ascension St. Vincent’s is a pioneer in minimally invasive, heart and valve care: Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside is the only facility in Jacksonville to receive Transcatheter Valve Certification™ by the American College of Cardiology® The first health system in Northeast Florida to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) In 2022, Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside performed more TAVR procedures than any other hospital in the Jacksonville area TAVR Seal.

Find a doctor and start by calling or scheduling an appointment online. Need a second opinion appointment? Our team can help. Schedule a consultation today.

Multispecialty heart care team

When you need more advanced heart care, your doctor can connect you with a heart specialist close to home. From heart scans to vascular surgery, your doctors, specialists and care team at Ascension St. Vincent’s collaborate, working together for you and with you. Our advanced specialty care includes:

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Heart scans to detect risk

A simple heart screening can help you and your doctor better understand your heart health and could help save your life. Talk to a cardiologist to see if a heart screening is right for you. A heart scan is not for everyone. It is not recommended for routine screening of people who do not have symptoms of heart disease and have a low risk of heart attacks. Some heart disease risk factors include hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use and a family history of heart disease.

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Care for AFib and heart rhythm disorders

At Ascension St. Vincent’s, our electrophysiologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. Your doctor works with you on a personalized care plan. We provide minimally invasive treatments for AFib, including ablation, cardioversion, WATCHMAN™ and pacemaker ICD lead extraction using a laser system.

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Care for heart and valve conditions

Heart valve specialists at Ascension St. Vincent’s provide advanced diagnostics, heart valve imaging, and personalized therapeutic and surgical treatments. Whenever possible, your doctor may recommend a minimally invasive procedure, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Talk with a heart valve specialist about treatment options that are right for you.

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Advanced care for heart failure

Heart specialists at Ascension St. Vincent’s diagnose and treat heart failure. Request a first consultation or second opinion. Congestive heart failure is a progressive condition caused by cardiovascular diseases, cancer treatments and inherited conditions. Your doctor delivers a personalized care plan that may include medication, advanced therapeutics and surgical care.

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Advanced surgical care for heart conditions

Surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent’s specialize in minimally invasive heart procedures and open-heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures, including TAVR, MitraClip™ and WATCHMAN™;, may help shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. If open-heart surgery, such as CABG, is recommended, our surgeons have the expertise to provide the advanced heart care you need.

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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation specialists at Ascension St. Vincent’s work with you to strengthen your heart and lungs and help manage your symptoms. During cardiac rehabilitation, we monitor your heart, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health. We also help you cope with stress by providing support to you and your family.

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Minimally invasive heart CT imaging with HeartFlow® Analysis

Cardiologists at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida, use HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to help improve the diagnosis of stable chest pain and coronary artery disease. If your doctor recommends testing, you will receive a standard cardiac CT scan. But if more information is needed, your cardiologist can order a HeartFlow Analysis to better understand specific blockages and how they may affect the blood flow in your heart. This advanced 3D technology helps your doctor avoid unnecessary tests and create a personalized care plan that's right for you.

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Get a second opinion from a heart and vascular specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and cardiovascular care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension St. Vincent’s. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized heart care plan.

When you are facing a new diagnosis or are deciding on a surgical or therapeutic treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. If you are looking for a second opinion for advanced heart care, our cardiologists can also connect you with the right specialists for minimally invasive surgery, including TAVR, MitraClip™, WATCHMAN™, and ablation. Our heart and vascular specialists can provide a second opinion, based on our experience and as part of a national care team.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.


Frequently asked questions about heart care

  • 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 the 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



Financial assistance and support is available

We can connect you with resources and programs that may be able to help you and your family with options for financial assistance. Our financial counseling team is here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help find options that meet your needs.

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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