SSM Health Heart & Vascular Care features a variety of proven non-surgical treatments for heart disease. Due to the varying types of heart disease, we specialize in customizing treatments that focus on positive outcomes and that meet your specific needs. Find a provider near you today to learn how our heart care team can help you achieve the best possible outcomes for your condition.
Drug Therapy for Heart Disease
Many heart conditions can be treated successfully using medication, including atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and high blood pressure. We can also treat heart attacks by giving thrombolytic medications intravenously to dissolve the blood clot causing the heart attack.
Balloon Angioplasty & Stenting
If you’re in need of emergency angioplasty, we operate multiple 24-hour cardiac catheterization labs across the region. Through angioplasty, our cardiologists are able to treat patients with blocked or clogged coronary arteries quickly without surgery. During the procedure, a cardiologist threads a balloon-tipped catheter to the site of the narrowed or blocked artery and then inflates the balloon to open the vessel.
Vascular stenting is often performed at the same time as angioplasty. This procedure involves placing a small, wire mesh tube called a stent into your newly opened artery. Stents are a permanent device used to help keep the artery open and clear.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a key component to recovery for patients who have had heart problems. We offer multi-phase cardiac rehabilitation programs, personalized to meet your needs. Our program begins during your hospital stay with exercise and education. Following that, your rehabilitation moves to an outpatient setting where you’ll follow an exercise programs designed specifically for you.
Cardiac rehabilitation provides a solid foundation for better heart health. By taking steps to improve your health now, you can reverse the progression of heart disease and reduce the risk of future heart problems.
SSM Health Heart & Vascular Care has advanced electrophysiology labs designed to help physicians treat patients with electrical problems of the heart, including atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias.
Using cardiac mapping, our electrophysiologists can identify the cause of the irregular heartbeat and often correct the problem using ablation. This procedure corrects electrical conduction problems that cause abnormally fast heart rates.
Our electrophysiologists can also implant pacemakers for patients who experience a slow heart rate. Those with potentially deadly arrhythmias may require an implanted cardiac defibrillator that delivers a life-saving electrical impulse to return the heart to a normal rhythm.
At SSM Health, our team of dedicated physicians offer advanced treatments and extensive experience. We are committed to providing the highest quality care and will work closely with you to create a treatment plan specifically for you. Make your heart health a priority by making an appointment today.