St. Vincent’s Cardiac Treatments and Surgical Procedures
At St. Vincent’s Regional Heart and Vascular Center, you and your heart are in the good hands of our compassionate cardiac care team. We provide you with a full range of cardiac treatment options and surgical procedures. We treat you as a whole person; mind, body and spirit. We assess your condition by conducting a thorough, accurate diagnosis in our state-of-the-art cardiac testing facilities. We design individual treatment options, including: non-invasive surgery, lifestyle changes, medication, cardiac interventions, and open-heart surgery. At St. Vincent’s, we care for you and your heart from diagnosis to treatment, from rehabilitation to recovery.
Cardiac Treatments and Procedures: At-a-Glance
Mitral Valve Repair
The repair rate for patients at the Heart & Vascular Institute with leaking mitral valves is close to 100 percent. Our experience is an important part of that success. More than 40 years of research has determined that, for most complex procedures, the hospitals and surgeons who perform them most often have the best patient outcomes. Specifically, a study of mitral valve replacement published in May 2017 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found much higher survival rates – and a greater likelihood of valve repair than
St. Vincent’s cardiac surgeons perform Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) procedures to restore blood flow to you or your loved one’s heart. The procedure involves using blood vessels taken from another part of your body to crate a new route for the blood to flow around obstructed arteries. Our cardiothoracic surgery team includes nurses, respiratory specialists, case managers, and rehabilitation staff who specialize in the care of our cardiac surgery patients. To learn more about CABG and open-heart surgery, click here.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center is proud to be the first hospital in the region to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery as an alternative for our cardiac patients who suffer from aortic stenosis. Our cardiac care team is one of the most experienced with performing this safe, minimally invasive procedure. To learn more about TAVR surgery, click here.
St. Vincent's was the first hospital in Fairfield County to introduce Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR) with the MitraClip® device, a life-saving procedure to repair a diseased mitral valve without open heart surgery. To learn more, click here.
AFib (Atrial Fibrillation) Treatments
St. Vincent’s is a national leader in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). We are the only hospital in the tri-state area to offer the full spectrum of AFib treatments in one location, from minimally invasive non-surgical treatments to our pioneering work in advanced convergent and hybrid ablation techniques.
We are now among the first hospitals in Connecticut to offer patients with non-valvular AFib an alternative to long-term warfarin medication with the newly approved Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant.
To learn more about AFib treatments, click here.
Angioplasty is a non-surgical, safe treatment designed to open blocked or obstructed arteries. At St. Vincent’s, we perform several types of angioplasty treatments. Our treatments help to restore arterial blood flow to you or your loved one’s heart, without requiring open-heart surgery. To learn more about Angioplasty, click here.
At St. Vincent’s Regional Heart and Vascular Center, we offer a range of cardiac treatments and surgical procedures for you and your loved ones performed by our expert cardiac care team. Click here to learn more.
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