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Leading the way in heart care for Indiana

Choose Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis and Evansville to be your first choice – from heart and vascular screenings to surgery.

When you choose Ascension St. Vincent, 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. Our cardiologists and heart and vascular surgeons are consistently recognized for delivering the most advanced heart and vascular care. 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 diagnose and treat:

  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other heart rhythm disorders
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Heart attack
  • Heart valve and structural heart disease
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol

Advanced heart care, close to home

Cardiologists and surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent provide care for more hearts than any other health system in Indiana. Ascension St. Vincent Heart Center has been named a Top 50 heart hospital by PINC AI 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™. Our care teams provide advanced heart testing and diagnostics, treatments, medication management, surgical heart care and rehabilitation.

Find a doctor and start by calling or scheduling an appointment online. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your care. 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 collaborate, working together for you and with you. Our advanced specialty care includes:

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Care for AFib and heart rhythm disorders

At Ascension St. Vincent, 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.

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Care for heart and valve conditions

At Ascension St. Vincent, we provide advanced diagnostics, heart valve imaging, and therapeutic and surgical treatments. Whenever possible, your doctor may recommend a minimally invasive procedure, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We have the region’s most comprehensive valve and structural heart program offering the least invasive surgical options.

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.

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Advanced care for heart failure

Ascension St. Vincent has been the largest transplant program in Indiana for 15 consecutive years. If transplant or ventricular assist devices are recommended as part of your care plan, you are connected to experienced surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent who specialize in more advanced care and open-heart surgery. Your surgical care plan is personalized to your needs.

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Heart care for women

Cardiologists at Ascension St. Vincent specialize in providing heart care for the heart health needs of women. Your doctor diagnoses, treats and monitors heart conditions, including heart disease, heart attack and chronic chest pain. Your care team works with you to help manage symptoms of heart conditions and provide more advanced care such as heart and vascular surgery.

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Advanced care for chronic total occlusions

A chronic total occlusion (CTO) is a complex heart condition with a 100 percent blockage in one or more coronary arteries. Symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea and rapid or irregular heartbeat. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk with a heart specialist at Ascension St. Vincent about your treatment options.

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Vascular care and trivascular screenings

Vascular specialists at Ascension St. Vincent specialize in vascular care – from trivascular screenings to minimally invasive surgery. A trivascular screening is a series of tests that can detect clogged, damaged, or weakened blood vessels inside your body. Talk with a cardiologist to see if a trivascular screening is right for you.

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ECMO for heart and lung support

Experienced specialists at Ascension St. Vincent provide extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy as part of advanced care for patients who have life-threatening lung and heart conditions, including severe heart and respiratory failure, and who are critically ill. ECMO may also be recommended in care for patients awaiting a heart or lung transplant.

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. 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, 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.

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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