Whether you’re dealing with a heart-related concern or just want to stay on top of your health, St. Francis Medical Center can help.
Our cardiovascular specialists provide comprehensive care for all types of cardiovascular conditions—whether it’s helping prevent heart disease, treating sudden chest pain, replacing a damaged value or getting an irregular heartbeat back in rhythm. And they’re here to support you at every step, from education through rehabilitation and ongoing lifestyle support.
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
If your heart is out of rhythm, you’re not out of options. Our electrophysiologists (EPs) can quickly diagnose the problem and provide a full range of treatments, including medications and device therapy to help manage symptoms. We also offer new minimally invasive procedures like Watchman, an implant that can prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
If you or a loved one is experiencing the signs of a heart attack, our emergency heart care team won’t miss a beat. We are an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI. This designation, given by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), means that St. Francis Medical Center has demonstrated expertise in cardiac patient care as measured by a wide range of stringent criteria. Click here
for more details on our Chest Pain Center.
Heart Valve Disease
If you’re living with severe aortic stenosis, we offer both aortic valve replacement (AVR), as well as a revolutionary new procedure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). An option for people considered too high risk for open-heart surgery, TAVR uses a catheter placed in a small incision to replace the heart valve, helping patients live a longer, more active life.
Our vascular surgeons use a wide variety of techniques to treat carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease, including medication to help prevent clots and lower hypertension and cholesterol. To complement bypass surgery, they also specialize in endoscopic vein harvesting, the borrowing of veins from non-critical areas of the body to safely get around blockages.