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Heart & Vascular

Your heart will beat 2.5 billion times over the course of your lifetime. At SSM Health, we believe that progressive, experienced heart care is a must and not just a nice-to-have. We have more trusted heart and vascular specialists in more locations close to home, so you - and your heart - get the care you deserve. Our teams include leading cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons - all providing the most innovative inpatient heart care throughout Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

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Treatments & Procedures

Our specialists provide a full-range of services to deliver the most innovative heart care available.

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Heart Risk Assessment

Take our heart risk assessment to find out if you're at risk for a heart attack.

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Understand Afib

Download our Afib guide and learn more about your testing and treatment options.

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Rehab Your Heart

If you've suffered from a cardiac event, learn how our cardiac rehabilitation services can help your heart recover.

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Heart & Vascular Areas of Care

When you choose SSM Health for your heart and vascular care, you are choosing expertise, innovation and compassion. From offering the most advanced interventions for your heart condition to supporting you as you get back on your feet after a cardiac event, our team is ready to care for you. Learn more about our services and then make an appointment with one of our specialists today.

Our Services

SSM Health providers are trained to perform the following treatments and procedures:

Catheterization & Interventions

Electrophysiology

  • Biventricular pacemaker/ICD implantation
  • Cardiac defibrillator (ICD) implantation (including biventricular pacemaker defibrillators)
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Catheter ablation (radio frequency ablation and cryoablation) of SVT, VT and atrial fibrillation
  • Complex arrhythmia mapping and evaluation
  • Electroanatomical mapping
  • EP studies and ablation
  • Internal and external cardioversion
  • Lead extraction
  • Pacemaker implantation (including biventricular pacemakers)
  • Pacemaker and ICD programming
  • Radiofrequency catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias

Surgery

Peripheral Procedures

  • Aortogram
  • Lower extremity angiogram
  • Other non-coronary angiograms
  • Peripheral PTA
  • Peripheral stents
  • Vena cava angiogram

Vascular Surgery

  • Aortic dissection repair (endovascular and open)
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid stenting
  • Endovascular/open treatment of extremity occlusive disease (limb salvage)/stenting/atherectomy
  • Mesentric/renal artery revascularization (endovascular and open)
  • Minimally invasive varicose vein treatment/EVLT
  • Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (endovascular and open)
  • Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR)
  • Transfemoral carotid stenting
  • Treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)/first rib resection
  • Venous stenting/angiogram

Diagnostic services include:

  • Blood tests
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac stress test
  • Echocardiogram
  • EKG
  • Heart CT
  • Holter monitor
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • MUGA scan
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram

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