Leading heart care, close to home in Kansas
Care for AFib and heart rhythm disorders
At Ascension Via Christi, 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 catheter ablation.
Care for heart and valve conditions
Heart valve specialists at Ascension Via Christi 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 care for heart failure
Heart specialists at Ascension Via Christi diagnose and treat heart failure. Request a first consultation or second opinion. 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.
Cardiac rehabilitation specialists at Ascension Via Christi 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.
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