Leading heart care, close to home in Northwest Florida
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 your primary care doctor 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
Care for AFib and heart rhythm disorders
At Ascension Sacred Heart, our electrophysiologists specialize in the heart’s electrical system, diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. Your doctor works with you on a personalized care plan. We provide minimally invasive treatments for AFib, including ablation, cardioversion and the WATCHMAN™ procedure.
Care for heart and valve conditions
Heart valve specialists at Ascension Sacred Heart 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.
Advanced surgical care for heart conditions
Surgeons at Ascension Sacred Heart specialize in minimally invasive heart surgery 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.
Advanced care for heart failure
If you feel you are at risk or have received a recent diagnosis, request a first consultation or second opinion from our multidisciplinary care team. Congestive heart failure (CHF) 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.
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