Leading the way in heart care for Tennessee
Advanced surgical care for heart conditions
At Ascension Saint Thomas Heart, we specialize in minimally invasive and open-heart surgery, including robotic cardiac surgery. Minimally invasive procedures, including TAVR, may help shorten your recovery time and lower your risk of infection. If open-heart surgery is recommended, our surgeons have the expertise to provide the advanced heart care you need.
Heart transplant and VAD care for advanced heart failure
If transplant or ventricular assist devices are recommended as part of your care plan, you are connected to experienced cardiologists and surgeons at Ascension Saint Thomas Heart who specialize in more advanced care and open-heart surgery. Your surgical care plan is personalized to your needs.
Specialized care for chest pain
Ascension Saint Thomas Chest Pain Centers deliver specialized heart care including diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation is often recommended following a heart attack, heart failure, heart surgery or transplant. With more than 80 specialists at 45 locations throughout Tennessee, we provide advanced heart care, close to home.
Care for AFib and heart rhythm disorders
At Ascension Saint Thomas 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, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), cardioversion and left atrial appendage closure.
Care for heart and valve conditions
Ascension Saint Thomas Heart provides advanced diagnostics, heart valve imaging, and therapeutic and surgical treatments. Whenever possible, your doctor may recommend robotic surgery and minimally invasive procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip™. We also have the largest robotic cardiac surgery program in the nation.
Specialized care for aortic valve disorders
Heart care teams at Ascension Saint Thomas Heart provide advanced care for aortic valve disorders, including aortic valve stenosis and bicuspid aortic valve disease. Talk to your doctor about non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures such as TAVR to help treat your condition.
Advanced care for heart failure
Ascension Saint Thomas Heart can diagnose and treat heart failure. If you feel you are at risk or have received a recent diagnosis, request a first consultation from our multidisciplinary care team. Your doctor delivers a personalized care plan that may include medication, remote patient monitoring, advanced therapeutics and surgical care.
ECMO for heart and lung support
Experienced specialists at Ascension Saint Thomas Heart 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.
Specialized heart care for women
At Ascension Saint Thomas Heart, we 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.
Advanced care for chronic total occlusion
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 Saint Thomas Heart about your treatment options.
Get care for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
As a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence, we specialize in diagnosing and treating HCM — a heart condition where the walls of your heart thicken over time. Your doctor may recommend medications, a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), mitral valve repair, alcohol septal ablation or a clinical research study to help treat your condition.
Care for heart conditions associated with cancers
At Ascension Saint Thomas Heart, our cardiologists specialize in treating heart conditions that develop during or after cancer therapy. If you experience heart problems at any stage of your cancer care, your oncologist may connect you to a specialist to deliver heart care for your specific needs.
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 or a family history of heart disease. Talk with your doctor to see if a heart scan is right for you.
Rehab specialists at Ascension Saint Thomas Heart work with you to strengthen your heart and lungs and help manage your symptoms. During cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, we monitor your heart, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and improve your overall health. We also help you cope with stress by providing support to you and your family.