One of the largest Atrial Fibrillation programs in the St. Louis region.
Plantings, benches and fountains are integrated into the design to promote reflection and to provide comfort.
Many procedures can be performed without an overnight stay.
Our vision is to provide the best heart care in the country. As a recognized leader in cardiac care, St. Anthony’s strives to reach this goal by:
The physicians of the Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Anthony’s are leading the way by becoming the first physicians in the St. Louis area to use new technology and techniques. Some of our recent innovations include:
Surgeons at The Heart & Vascular Institute surgeons are recognized by many primary care physicians for their expertise and familiarity with treating patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Surgeon Brian Peterson, MD, teaches courses in AAA repair and complications across the country.
If advanced care is needed, St. Anthony's has the facilities and expertise to handle it. Our custom-designed surgical suites, such as a hybrid surgery-catheterization room and electrophysiology suites with 3-D heart mapping, are industry innovations.
The Heart & Vascular Institute also has an Impella heart pump, a circulatory assist device that helps support the blood circulation of critically ill patients and allows cardiologists to perform heart procedures much more safely.
The Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Anthony's offers board-certified heart and vascular specialists who practice compassionate, evidence-based care and enable us to provide rapid evaluation and treatment.
Cardiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiac surgeons, available 24/7, are part of a 15-member group practice and an acclaimed heart and vascular surgery team, St. Anthony's Heart Specialty Associates, located on the St. Anthony’s Medical Center campus and in Kirkwood and Shrewsbury. St. Anthony's Heart Specialty Associates provides a variety of specialized care through its Heart Failure Clinic, Hypertension Clinic, the Heart Valve Clinic and Vein Services.
Our team is more than just the specialists in invasive cardiology, non-invasive cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiothoracic surgery; it also includes vascular surgery and interventional radiology.
To ensure we are providing the best, innovative care, St. Anthony's takes part in national organizations including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). We voluntarily report to these organizations to share our knowledge and work to follow best practices.
We are accredited as a Level 1 Stroke Center and have earned IAC Accreditation for Echocardiography (stress), Echocardiography (transesophageal), and Vein Services.Quality care is delivered in specialized settings such as the John K. Pruellage Heart & Vascular Center.
Our heart care starts in the community, where six EMS agencies or ambulance districts and a 911 center are under the medical direction of St. Anthony's. In addition, St. Anthony's provides monthly continuing education classes for EMS crews to ensure their skills and training are up-to-date.
St. Anthony's also offers classes and programs throughout the community to evaluate and identify risk factors for heart disease, while encouraging healthier lifestyles.
St. Anthony's has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Heart Failure. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. St. Anthony’s is the first facility in the St. Louis region to earn this symbol of quality.
Joint Commission experts provided a rigorous on-site review, evaluating compliance with disease-specific care standards as well as with heart failure-specific requirements. The certification recognizes heart failure programs that include either a hospital-based and hospital-owned outpatient heart failure clinic or have a collaborative relationship with one or more attending cardiology practices.