SSM health heart & vascular services

Heart Care Services 

Where talented physicians meet the latest technologies.

SSM Health Heart & Vascular Care is the experienced and innovative leader when it comes to heart care services. Our cardiologists perform more angioplasties and stent procedures than any other heart program in St. Louis. Our heart surgeons perform more than 800 open-heart surgeries annually. And our electrophysiologists are among the region’s busiest, successfully completing hundreds of pacemaker placements and cardiovascular defibrillator implants each year. It all adds up to proven experience – and successful outcomes.

To provide you with the best care – and the best results – we offer the following surgical and non-surgical heart care services:


  • Diagnostic catheterization
  • Interventional catheterization
  • Coronary Stents
  • Peripheral vascular interventions
  • Renal stents
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Carotid stenting
  • Rotablator
  • ASD/PFO closure
  • Atherectomy


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

Non-invasive Services

  • Stress testing (nuclear and graded exercise echo)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
  • Intracardiac echo/ultrasound
  • Holter monitoring (24 hour)
  • Transtelephonic event recorders
  • X-ray
  • EKG (electrocardiogram)
  • Echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal)
  • Vascular Doppler-duplex imaging
  • ECP
  • CT scanning
  • Nuclear medicine scans
  • MUGA scan


  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Off pump CABG surgery
  • Valves (minimally invasive keyhole surgery)
  • Left ventricular reconstruction
  • Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Septal defect repair
  • Endovascular repair
  • Vascular bypass including aneurysm
  • Cardiac chamber reconstruction

Peripheral Procedures

  • Diagnostic peripheral vascular
  • Peripheral PTA
  • Peripheral stents
  • Carotid stents
  • Pulmonary angiogram
  • Lower extremity venogram
  • Renal anteriogram
  • Aortogram
  • Vena cava angiogram
  • Other non-coronary angiograms

Inpatient Care

  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Cardiac rehabilitation (phase I)
  • Diabetes/nutrition counseling

Outpatient Care

  • Cardiac rehabilitation (phase II and III)
  • Diabetes/nutrition counseling
  • Thrombolytic therapy