Why it’s important to start a conversation about your heart health | Brand Ave. studios
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Getting care for your heart problems sooner can make a difference later. That’s why specialists at Ascension St. John Heart and Vascular Center recommend being proactive about your heart health. Their doctors and healthcare team are close to home and are there to help, whether you are having a first heart screening or needing care for a known advanced heart condition, needing heart surgery or you were looking for a second opinion.
At Ascension St. John Heart and Vascular Center, each visit begins with a conversation about topics such as new symptoms, medical history, or heart disease risk. Symptoms may include feeling short of breath or tired during daily activities or the inability to participate in sports and be as active as you used to be.
If you have these or other symptoms, consider cardiac screening. Ascension St. John Heart and Vascular Center offers six non-invasive heart screenings and you can schedule without a doctor’s referral. Contact your insurance company if you have any questions about coverage for screenings without a doctor’s referral.
Benevolent and personalized care
When you choose Ascension St. John Heart and Vascular Center, you’ll have an entire team dedicated to your care. They listen to understand and help answer all your questions – big and small – while providing personalized, compassionate care.
“As a cardiologist on the team for nearly a decade, I am humbled by the care we provide. We work with the patient to develop an individualized treatment plan specific to their needs. We provide leading cardiovascular services in Tulsa,” says Dr. Heather Cha, Medical Director, Ascension St. John Heart Failure Clinic and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Be proactive about your heart health
Dr. Cha and other cardiovascular specialists at Ascension St. John Heart and Vascular Center are part of a nationwide network of specialists, surgeons, and healthcare teams trained in the latest testing, treatment, and procedural options. They offer a wide range of care and services, from screenings and diagnostic tests to complex cardiac and vascular surgery, and rehabilitation.
Whether you’re facing a new diagnosis or deciding on a heart care plan, there are a lot of things to think about when making decisions about your heart health. If you’re looking for a second opinion, Ascension has you covered. Choose from flexible appointments and inquire about an optional online visit for your care.
To schedule a heart screening or other care, call 918-416-7225 (Tulsa) or 918-719-2492 (Bartlesville), or go to ascension.org/StJohnHeart.