Heart Disease Treatments at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Treating heart disease is not new to Saint Louis University Hospital. Our program is the one of the oldest in the Midwest with many firsts:

  • The first cardiac catheterization lab west of the Mississippi.
  • The first heart operation in St. Louis.
  • The first cardiac artery bypass (CABG) in the region.

We continue to innovate today by performing some procedures that are only available at a few centers.

“I am so glad that I decided to undergo the PFO closure procedure,” says Yarbrough. “Having peace of mind and no longer worrying about future heart-related issues was more than reason enough for me to do this. Plus, the procedure was incredibly easy.” -Carrie Yarbrough, C4 Patient. 

It’s a true team approach looking at each patient’s heart issues individually. We know that your heart is special–that’s why we’re heart specialists.

Common procedures include: