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Nation-leading heart and vascular care in Indiana

Cardiologists and heart surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent in Indiana deliver nation-leading cardiovascular care. Schedule an appointment today.

Your heart deserves specialized attention and the best care. When choosing cardiologists and heart surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis and Evansville, know your doctor is part of a nation-leading heart care team with specialists who care for more hearts than any other health system in Indiana. In 2020, 2021 and 2022, the Ascension St. Vincent Heart Center was named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for cardiovascular care by IBM Watson Health™. Every appointment starts with a conversation about how you are feeling, any new symptoms or concerns. Your care team will take the time to answer all your questions — big and small. By getting to know you and working together, you get the heart care that’s right for you. 

Ascension St. Vincent heart and vascular specialists, surgeons and care teams are part of a national team and trained in the latest heart care testing, treatment and procedures, including the treatment of: 

  • Atherosclerosis - thickening or hardening of the arteries
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) - irregular or rapid heart rhythm or flutters 
  • Cardiomyopathy - heart muscle disease 
  • Congenital heart disease - conditions from birth that affect the way a heart works 
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD) -damaged or diseased major blood vessels that supply blood to your heart 
  • Deep vein thrombosis- deep blood clots in the veins 
  • Heart attack - sudden attack when some of the heart muscle does not get enough blood
  • Heart disease in women
  • Heart valve disease- one or more heart valves does not work properly 
  • Heart failure - heart does not pump enough blood for your body’s needs
  • High blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides 
  • Pericardial disease - inflammation around the heart 

If your care requires additional imaging, lab testing, pharmacy or specialists, we’ll help connect the dots for your care. 

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Indiana’s largest cardiac surgery program

Your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure as part of your care plan, such as TAVR, MitraClip™, WATCHMAN™ and ablation. The skilled heart surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent perform more valve procedures than any other health system in Indiana. And, we’re Indiana’s most comprehensive valve and structural heart program offering the least invasive surgical options. Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce pain, shorten recovery time and lower your risk of infection. 

If you need more advanced care, such as open heart surgery or a heart transplant, we’re with you through surgery, recovery and beyond. Have confidence knowing we are the largest heart transplant program in Indiana. 

Understanding your heart health

A simple heart screening can help you and your doctor better understand your heart health. Talk with your doctor to see what screening is right for you. 

$49 Heart scan

Having a $49 heart scan can take less than 30 minutes of your time and may be useful for prevention or detection of heart disease. Before scheduling, talk with your primary care doctor to see if a heart scan is right for you. Find a doctor.

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Trivascular screening

A trivascular screening is a series of three simple tests that can detect clogged, damaged, or weakened blood vessels inside your body. The tests include:

  • Carotid scan of your arteries on either side of your neck
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) of your main artery in your stomach and chest
  • PAD scan which detects problems with blood circulation

Before scheduling, talk with your primary care doctor to see if a screening is right for you. Find a doctor.

SCHEDULE A TRIVASCULAR SCREENING

*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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Ask for a second opinion on your condition, diagnosis or care plan

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. 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. 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.

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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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