According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States. At the University of Kansas Health System, we are committed to fighting heart disease and helping our patients live healthier lives. The board-certified cardiologists at our heart health clinic provide patients with preventative care, diagnostic imaging tests, catheterization labs, and a wide range of treatments for heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure and more. We also offer the Watchman procedure, which implants a permanent cardiac device to prevent blood clots.
We are proud to have been the first hospital in Topeka to earn accreditation as a recognized Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology. This accreditation speaks to our dedication to providing members of our community with comprehensive cardiovascular care, delivered by a team of compassionate specialists you can trust.
Find a physician by calling us toll-free at 1-833-4NEWDOC (1-833-463-9362).
Our doctors provide treatments for advanced heart failure, as well as interventional and heart risk prevention procedures. We also offer electrophysiology services and a wide range of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery procedures. Our services include:
Please call us to learn more about our cardiology services.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. However, with regular screenings, heart disease can be treated or even prevented. Our heart health clinic provides various heart screens and imaging tests to detect heart failure, heart disease, heart defects, and other conditions. We offer:
Should you require more extensive testing, we may refer you to our specialists at the Imaging Center.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) causes your heart to beat irregularly, which affects its ability to pump blood normally. When the heart doesn’t pump correctly, blood can collect and form clots, possibly causing a stroke. People with AFib are at an increased risk for stroke than someone with a regular heartbeat.
At the University of Kansas Health System St Francis Campus, we offer the Watchman™ procedure, which reduces stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. This device implantation procedure works differently than blood thinners like warfarin. The Watchman™ is a permanent implant that closes off a part of the heart where blood clots commonly form. The Watchman™ implant is about the size of a quarter, and it doesn’t require open-heart surgery.
You may be a candidate for the Watchman™ if you:
For more information about the Watchman™, or to find out if you’re a candidate, call 785-233-9643