Nation-leading heart and vascular care, right here at home

From heart scans to vascular surgery, get advanced care at Ascension St. Vincent in Indiana. Appointments available with a cardiovascular specialist.

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Specialty heart and vascular care close to home

In Indiana, our experienced cardiovascular specialists provide the care that is right for you. Your health shouldn't wait, even now. Doctors at Ascension are now providing virtual (telehealth) visits so that you have more options for care. Call your doctor first to discuss whether a virtual visit is an option for your care. If it's not, know that our commitment is to keeping you safe while you're receiving care from us. 

While certain things have been postponed, it’s important for you to talk with your doctor if you have been delaying care. Because delaying care may impact your health. Heart doctors and care teams at Ascension St. Vincent can help you plan when and how to get the care you need. Our heart care doctors start by listening to understand you. Then we're able to deliver the care that's right for you. With cardiologists and vascular specialists trained in the latest heart care testing, treatment and procedures, and as part of a national network, you have access to advanced heart care close to home.

Getting the right heart care at the right time is critical for your health. Find a doctor today. Ask about virtual care (e.g, telehealth or online) appointments for your first consultation and as part of your ongoing care. You can have these virtual visits from the comfort of your home. You’ll be able to talk with your doctor one on one via video from your phone or computer and get the care that’s right for you.

Are you at risk for heart disease?

Healthy arteries are flexible and wide until the blood flow is blocked, making them stiff and narrow. This condition is called coronary artery disease (CAD).

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Having an irregular heartbeat can greatly increase a person’s risk for heart attack and stroke. Irregular heartbeat may be caused by many things, such as high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Other risk factors matter too.

Do you have a family history of CAD or AFib? Are you at risk for a heart attack? 

Let’s find out.

How to get a second opinion for heart and vascular care

Whether you’re dealing with a new diagnosis or deciding on a cardiac treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about when facing a serious cardiovascular health issue. If you’re looking for a second opinion, cardiologists at Ascension are here for you.

For instance, heart surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent provide solutions for leaky heart valves, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart catheterization, structural heart damage, and minimally invasive heart procedures for blocked arteries that do not require open-heart surgery. We also have the largest chronic total occlusion (CTO) program in the Indiana region.

We can help match you with the right cardiologist or heart and vascular specialist. Ask if a virtual or telehealth visit is available for your second opinion appointment.

Before your appointment, you should check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. Ascension can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.

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$49 Heart scan

Having a $49 heart scan can take less than 30 minutes of your time and may be useful for prevention or detection of heart disease. Talk with your primary care doctor to see if a heart scan is right for you.

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Patient finds way to thank his heart surgeon
For Ed, a picture is truly worth a thousand words. Rather than stumble for the words to thank his cardiothoracic surgeon, Ed sends photos of himself doing his favorite activities, including fly fishing, golfing, and riding bicycles. 

Cardiologist was at hospital in a heartbeat
Tim is grateful for his heart care team at Ascension. On the night of his cardiac episode, his care team was right by his side, providing personalized, compassionate heart care.

Stories from the heart

Changing the way we provide care
Ascension is changing the way we provide care, but with the same compassionate care you've come to expect. 

Options for your care

Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care means safe care. At Ascension St. Vincent, our commitment is to keeping you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, clinics and facilities. We have strong safety precautions in place--such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. We are fully prepared for your safety when you're in our care.

Frequently asked questions

What services are provided by a cardiologist? 
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. Our total care approach uses a range of care options from preventive heart care to complex and advanced surgical techniques. Our doctors are also part of a national network of specialists, sharing best practices and advanced treatment options for more complex heart conditions. 


What heart conditions does a cardiologist treat? 
Our cardiovascular specialists diagnose and treat diseases of the heart. We work with you to make a personalized care plan that helps preserve your independence while helping to slow heart disease and prevent complications. Our heart doctors and care teams can help treat a range of conditions such as atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, coronary artery  disease, congestive heart failure , high blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and hypertension. 


What are symptoms of a heart attack? 
A heart attack doesn’t always start with severe chest pain. There may also be symptoms like shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea, or discomfort in the neck, jaw or arms. If you or a loved one is experiencing the warning signs of a heart attack, don’t wait to get emergency care. ERs at Ascension hospitals are open 24/7. 


Are there virtual options available for cardiologist appointments? 

Virtual (telehealth) visits may be appropriate for some of your visits with your cardiologist so that you get the care you need without leaving home. When you call to schedule, ask about the right option for your care.

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Our facilities are currently taking precautions to help keep patients and visitors safe, which may include conducting screenings, restricting visitors and practicing distancing for compassionate, safe care. We continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust our safety practices and safeguards accordingly.

Trivascular screening

A trivascular screening is a series of three simple tests that can detect clogged, damaged, or weakened blood vessels inside your body. The tests include:

  • Carotid scan of your arteries on either side of your neck
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) of your main artery in your stomach and chest
  • PAD scan which detects problems with blood circulation

Talk with a cardiologist to see if a trivascular screening is right for you.

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At Ascension St. Vincent, you'll find a different kind of relationship between you and your care team. It starts with getting to know you and your story, so we can deliver the care that's right for you. Whether your need is simple or complex, our team of heart specialists are here with you every step of the way. Because when it comes to your health, it's more than caring. It's our calling.

Your care is our calling.

Talk to your doctor and see if a trivascular screening is right for you.

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