Our Cardiovascular Expertise

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James Hermiller, MD, St. Vincent Heart Center Interventional Cardiologist talks about heart surgery, specifically aortic valve replacement surgery done with transformative minimally invasive technology.

Your Heart and Vascular Care Team

St.Vincent Medical Group includes many types cardiology and vascular specialists. Currently we have more than 180 physician providers who are actively diagnosing and treating all types of heart and vascular disease. That makes us the largest heart care system in Indiana.

It's a team effort and each patient and their loved ones are part of that team. Together we will address your individual needs with a Caring Spirit and medical expertise that is second to none.

St.Vincent Heart Center Areas of Care

St.Vincent Heart Center has many treatment services close to home. At the many outlying St.Vincent Hospitals and Heart Care Clinics, outpatient treatment and therapies are offered. Cardiologists also see patients at many of these Heart Care Clinics. For a full list of locations, click here.

See Outpatient Cardiovascular Services for information about Cardiac Rehabilitation, Anti-coagulation Therapy & Medication Management , as well as, Heart Healthy diets and lifestyle support.

The St.Vincent Heart Center physicians are at the heart of the problem. Their expertise is so vast and with that comes responsibility.

At St.Vincent Heart Center we have a strong sense of responsibility to educate our peers, as well as, the patients, caregivers and community. Recovery from a heart or vascular surgery procedure is much more successful when the patient is well-educated about his or her care plan. That effort starts with the first encounter.

These videos are a snapshot of who and what we do.

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Transformative Heart Valve Surgery

James Hermiller, MD, St. Vincent Heart Center Interventional Cardiologists talks about heart surgery, specifically aortic valve replacement surgery done with transformative minimally invasive technology.

 

Eric Prystowsky, MD

A-Fib Expertise for Stroke

Eric Prystowsky, MD, St. Vincent Heart Center Cardiac Electrophysiologist, is one of the most sought-out authorities on atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) in the world . He spoke at the StopAfib.org/ 2013 Atrial Fibrillation Conference. There are four categories of a-Fib 1) stops on it own; 2) persistent a-Fib; 3) longstanding a-Fib; 4) permanent a-Fib and Dr. Prystowsky explains why these terms are confusing for patients. He and his colleagues are experts and offer a wide range of a-fib treatments and therapies. Preventing strokes is the prime objective of a-Fib treatment.

 

What to Expect with an EKG

What to Expect with an EKG

An EKG, or electrocardiogram, is a painless test that looks at every muscle movement of your heart. In this video, St.Vincent Heart Center registered nurse Cindy Cartee steps you through the EKG test, explains how they read the EKG results and tells you what your doctor is looking for.

 

Exercise for Your Heart: Zumba

Exercise for Your Heart: Zumba

Zumba is a combination of dance and aerobics that involves fast and slow movements making it an outstanding exercise for your heart. Many agree that Zumba is as fun as it is challenging. So if you’re struggling to find an exercise that excites you, Zumba may be just what you’re looking for.

 

Nurses Bring Home New Guidelines

Elder Patient Care: St.Vincent Nurses Bring Home New Guidelines

Nurses, Erica Newkirk BSN, RN, CMSRN from St. Vincent Hospital and Lori Alesia MN, RN, CCNS from St. Vincent Heart Center Indianapolis discuss the initiatives and innovations that they plan to bring back to their facilities for the elderly.

 

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History of St.Vincent Heart Center

David Heimansohn, MD, St.Vincent Heart Center Cardiothoracic surgeon talks about the history and cooperative teamwork that is delivered with compassion and expertise.

 

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Innovations in Cardiothoracic (Heart) Surgery

David Heimansohn, MD, St.Vincent Heart Center Cardiothoracic surgeon shows the heart surgery operating suite and describes many of the new technologies that improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

 

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Low-Sodium Diet and Needs in Hypertensive Patients

Brian C. Bigelow, MD, FACC, St.Vincent Heart Center Hypertension Specialist, speaking at a national cardiology meeting, presents his report on the importance of sodium –restrictive diets for heart patients with high blood pressure.

 

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  • To schedule a cardiac evaluation, please call 317-338-6666
    or 800-732-1484.
  • Individuals will be scheduled for an evaulation with a St.Vincent Medical Group cardiologist at the location most convenient for them.