Our experts offer the most comprehensive heart and vascular services in mid-Missouri. Whether you need relief from symptoms or lifesaving care, our team can seamlessly coordinate a plan personalized to your needs.

We believe a healthier heart means a healthier you. That’s why our heart specialists are with you every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation.

Symptoms like chest pain, dizziness or shortness of breath are all signs something may be going on with your heart. Our team works together to find and fix the issue, using innovative testing and expert knowledge.

We treat a wide range of conditions, including coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation (AFib), peripheral artery disease and valve disease.

Our experts will develop a treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle, needs and preferences. We’ll discuss all of your treatment options — ranging from medications to surgery.

A team approach to heart health

We believe you get better care when you have a team of heart and vascular specialists working together. Your care team may include cardiologists, heart surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists and others.

We also collaborate with other specialists across our health system to make sure you get the best care possible. This could include pediatric cardiologists for children or onco-cardiologists who specialize in heart care during cancer treatment.

We use the most up-to-date research and combined knowledge to recommend the best care plan for you.

Preventative care and early diagnostics

Plaque buildup in your blood vessels or other problems that affect your heart health don’t always cause clear symptoms. We offer screening tests that determine how well your heart is working. Our goal is to detect heart and vascular issues earlier when they are easier to treat.

Leaders in heart and vascular research

Our heart and vascular providers actively lead and participate in clinical trials and research. This means that you could be among the first to receive innovative treatments for heart and vascular problems.

Fast treatment for severe emergencies, 24/7

As a Level I trauma center, we provide care around the clock for medical emergencies. That’s especially important when you are having a heart attack — where every second counts.

We’ll get you through the emergency department and into a cardiac catheterization lab quickly. Our team will then unblock the artery that is causing your heart attack. On average, it takes 47 minutes to receive this lifesaving care at MU Health Care — well below the national goal of 90 minutes.

Improving your quality of life

We know that heart and vascular conditions affect your quality of life. Our goal is to help you feel better and begin to live a fuller, healthier life. We’ll do this through a wide range of treatments — from medication and lifestyle changes to minimally invasive and open surgeries.  

Heart and vascular services we provide

Our team offers a full range of innovative heart and vascular services, including expertise in these areas:

Preventative care: Our heart health experts offer programs and treatments to prevent heart and vascular conditions from occurring, including lipid and complete risk factor management, including helping those with a family history of heart disease or at risk for heart disease and known congenital conditions understand their risk. Learn more here.

Electrophysiology: Our heart rhythm experts (electrophysiologists) diagnose and help treat heart rhythm conditions. This includes patient consultation, lifestyle recommendations and medication, up to and including complex procedures such as ablations, left atrial appendage closure and device placement.

Interventional cardiology: Our interventional cardiologists have expertise in complex interventional areas such as coronary artery disease and structural heart disease. This includes second opinions for stenting vs. surgery, treating patients turned down for surgery elsewhere and total occlusion procedures.

Women’s heart health: We have doctors who specialize in the needs and health concerns specific to women including preventative care and cardio-obstetrics care.

Advanced heart imaging: We offer many testing options for heart disease including echocardiograms, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI scans and radiation-free imaging tests.

Patient-first care: Our heart experts offer advanced treatments that put patient safety first, including radiation-free ablation procedures and implantable MRI-friendly defibrillators.

Critical care cardiology: MU Health Care has board-certified cardiac intensive care doctors to manage the most complex heart patients in our ICU.

Heart failure care: We have experts trained in caring for patients with heart failure, including congestive heart failure and management of complex advanced heart failure conditions.

Minimally invasive treatments: We offer treatments for atrial fibrillation, valve conditions, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and limb ischemia that do not require open surgery. This means less pain and quicker recovery for patients following their procedure.