If you need care for any heart-related condition, you can place your trust in the compassionate and committed doctors, nurses and support staff at CHI Saint Joseph Health. Explore just a few of our specialties below. To make an appointment, call 859.313.2255 or find a heart care specialist anytime online.
Your doctor may recommend bypass surgery if you have a blockage in one or more of your coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are the small blood vessels that supply your heart with oxygen and nutrients that are carried in your blood.
Heart bypass surgery creates a new route, called a bypass, for blood and oxygen to reach your heart. In many cases, our doctors can perform minimally invasive bypass procedures that are far less invasive than open surgery.
Blood that flows through your heart must pass through heart valves. These valves open up enough so that blood can flow through. They then close, keeping blood from flowing backward. If your valves become damaged, you may need valve surgery repair or replace diseased heart valves.
Cardiac catheterizations provide a clear look at your heart. A provider inserts a thin plastic tube or angiography catheters, into an artery or vein in the arm or leg. From there it can be advanced into the chambers of the heart or into the coronary arteries, where X-ray images (angiograms) are taken. This enables the provider to see how effectively your heart is pumping and to determine if there are any narrowed blood vessels. It also helps diagnose the location and severity of blockages, coronary artery disease, defective heart valves, congenital heart defects and disease of the heart muscle.
If you’re dealing with arrhythmia – a condition where the heart beats too slowly, too quickly or irregularly because of problems with the electrical system in your heart – we can help. The specialists in our electrophysiology lab offer a range of diagnostic testing and treatment options to reduce the risk of serious health complications that can result from rhythm disorders like atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other problems.