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Leading heart care, close to home in Michigan

Choose Ascension Michigan to be your first choice – from heart and vascular screenings to surgery.

2024 Healthy Heart event

Ascension Michigan hospitals will once again be offering the popular Healthy Heart screenings as part of our Healthy Heart event on Saturday, April 27. The Healthy Heart event is a day devoted to heart disease screening and prevention. The community will have access to no-cost heart screenings with on-the-spot results and one-on-one conversations with a doctor to review their individual situation.

Events will take place beginning at 7 a.m. at:

  • Ascension Borgess Heart Institute, 1722 Shaffer St., Kalamazoo, MI
  • Ascension Medical Group Genesys Heart Center, 3399 Pollock Road, Grand Blanc, MI
  • Ascension Providence Heart Institute, 16001 W. 9 Mile Road, Southfield, MI, 48075
  • Ascension Providence Rochester, 1101 W. University Drive, Rochester, MI
    • Enter using the Emergency Room entrance
  • Ascension St. John Hospital, 22101 Moross Road, Detroit, MI
    • Enter the North Pavilion entrance. Event is located on the second floor
  • Ascension Medical Group Riverfront Cardiology, 1015 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw, MI
    • Located across the street from Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital

When you choose Ascension Michigan, you get an experienced cardiovascular specialist and care team who are part of a national team, sharing best practices the latest research and treatment. We are nationally recognized for cardiovascular care and are a leader in minimally invasive heart valve procedures in Michigan. View our award recognition HERE. 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 with Ascension Michigan 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

At Ascension Michigan sites of care, 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.

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.

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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 with Ascension Michigan collaborate, working together for you and with you. Our advanced specialty care includes:

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Care for AFib and heart rhythm disorders

Electrophysiologists with Ascension Michigan 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 and cardioversion.

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Care for heart and valve conditions

Heart valve specialists with Ascension Michigan 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 surgical care for heart conditions

Surgeons with Ascension Michigan deliver advanced surgical care to help improve your heart function. If open-heart surgery, such as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is recommended, our surgeons have the expertise to provide the advanced heart care you need. Ascension Michigan is nationally recognized for heart bypass surgery quality.

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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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ECMO for heart and lung support

Experienced specialists with Ascension Michigan provide extracorporeal 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 with Ascension Michigan. 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.

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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