Investing in the latest technology for your heart health
At Via Christi, we are committed to providing the best heart care, including offering the newest treatments and technology to help us care for patients. Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the U.S. and there are many types of heart disease.
The Chest Pain Center at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis has received full accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, receiving its original 3-year accreditation in 2009 and 3-year reaccreditation in 2012. The hospital on St. Francis was the first hospital in Kansas to successfully undergo review under the newest and most stringent standards.
The Heart Valve Clinic is also housed at St. Francis. The clinic’s multidisciplinary team of specialists care for patients with heart valve disease. It is the first clinic of its kind in south-central Kansas.
The Heart Failure Disease Management Program works to keep patients out of the hospital by providing multidisciplinary teams of specialists to monitor and assess all aspects of a patient’s care.
Via Christi unveiled its new hybrid operating room in August 2013. This state-of-the-art operating room contains the latest technology to offer all the capabilities of the catheterization lab and instant fixed imaging in a single space.
Know the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart disease
Because heart disease can take so many forms, including narrowing of the coronary arteries, valve disease, and heart rhythm problems. Symptoms vary and you may not be diagnosed with any cardiovascular disease until your condition reaches the point that you have a heart attack or suffer cardiac arrest. Familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of cardiac diseases, and know the risk factors, so you stay on a path to heart health.
My Heart. My Life.
Via Christi is a partner with the American Heart Associaiton for its My Heart. My Life. campaign. The campaign encourages people to remember Life's Simple 7 for better heart health:
- Get active
- Control Cholesterol
- Eat Better
- Manage blood pressure
- Lose weight
- Reduce blood sugar
- Stop smoking