Heart and Vascular Care Close to Home
Heart rhythm and Afib care in Kansas
As a regional leader in advanced care for heart failure, Ascension Via Christi offers you convenient access to top quality, comprehensive cardiovascular care close to home. Our team of specialists includes board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiologists and is dedicated to providing each patient with complete, person-centered care from prevention and diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care. We utilize the latest technology available to diagnose and treat all types of heart problems, from the most common to the most complex. Our cardiology services include:
- Right and left heart catherization
- Diagnostic coronary angiogram
- Percutaneous coronary intervention
- Peripheral angiogram
- Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, stent, laser
- Carotid angiogram and carotid Stent
- PFO-ASD closures
- Electrophysiology studies
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
- Bi-V defibrillator implants
- Temporary pacer implants
- Synchronized cardioversion
- Heart failure management and follow-up care
The Electrophysiology Laboratory (“EP Lab”), located at Ascension Via Christi Hospital St Francis provides care for people with abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
The Ascension Via Christi Structural Heart Program provides an experienced team of cardiologists and heart surgeons specializing in structural heart defects and heart valve care.
The heart surgeons at Ascension Via Christi are highly experienced, caring and focused on delivering high-quality care that is personalized for your needs. They communicate closely with your cardiologist for ongoing follow-up care. These heart surgeons use proven surgical techniques and minimally invasive approaches to repair heart muscle damage, atrial fibrillation complications, structural heart valve conditions, and coronary artery blockages.
Cardiothoracic surgeries may include:
- Aneurysm surgery
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Heart valve surgery
- Lung surgery
- Lung volume reduction surgery
- Off-pump coronary artery bypass
Our vascular surgeons specialize in carotid stent procedures and peripheral artery disease as well as other circulation concerns. Carotid artery ultrasound screening is available to help detect blood flow blockages to the brain. This test is also a stroke screening test. At Ascension Via Christi, non-invasive image-guided CTA angiography help detect blood clots and blockages in veins that affect your circulatory system. We have the only accredited invasive vascular lab in the state.
Cardiac rehabilitation is available with referral by your doctor.
Heart failure Disease Management
Our advanced heart failure specialists have the expertise to address progressive heart muscle weakness, irregular heartbeats, and vessel narrowing. By monitoring medication therapies, our nurse-directed education helps patients learn how to manage their day-to-day activities while making sensible diet and lifestyle changes.
Heart rhythm disorders, including chronic A-fib Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) may put you at risk for stroke and heart attack. With early detection, A-fib is very treatable.
To schedule an appointment in Wichita, call 316-268-5000.