Heart Center

Heart Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center

The Heart Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center has a team of the top cardiologists in St. Louis and offers a comprehensive cardiac program, treating a variety of heart conditions.

For more information on our Heart Center in St. Louis or to schedule an appointment at MoBap, please call 314.996.5433 or 800.392.0936.

Known for its exceptional heart surgery program, Missouri Baptist Medical Center continually ranks among the best hospitals in the nation for cardiac surgery and is recognized nationally for its patient care, exceptional outcomes and its early adoption of innovative procedures and research.

Our cardiac surgery program ranks among the best in the U.S. for CABG and heart valve surgery.

Our team of cardiac specialists partners with rural hospitals and EMS personnel to offer the region's leading heart attack network, saving heart muscle and saving lives.

We are one of the leading heart centers in the world to offer advanced robotic ablation technology to treat arrhythmia.

In 2012, we became one of the few heart centers in the nation approved to perform the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure used to cure severe aortic stenosis in high-risk or inoperable patients.

To talk with a cardiologist call 314-996-3627.

Experience & Volume Matter

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is one of the highest volume cardiac surgery centers in Metro St. Louis. We have performed more than 22,000 cardiac surgeries since the program's inception in 1984. More importantly, our cardiac surgery program outcomes exceed national benchmarks.

Recognized for Quality & Outcomes

Missouri Baptist is ranked #2 in the St. Louis Metro Area as a Best Hospital in U.S. News & World Report 2016-17. We received high performance ratings in eight procedures, including aortic valve surgery, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart bypass surgery and lung cancer surgery. 

MoBap is a designated Level 1 STEMI Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. As a regional resource center, MoBap has the specialized resources needed to treat the most complex heart attacks.

Care Focused on You

At Missouri Baptist you are assigned a dedicated team of physicians and cardiac nurses who only care for cardiac and thoracic patients. The specialization of our team allows our staff to have an in-depth knowledge of cardiac diseases and treatments, enabling the team to treat the patient, not the condition.

For more information on our Heart Center in St. Louis or to schedule an appointment at MoBap, please call 314.996.5433 or 800.392.0936.

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Contact information

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 314-996-7272.

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Arrhythmia Center

At the Arrhythmia Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, we want to help you understand everything there is to know about arrhythmia, especially finding the right treatment just for you. Our goal is to keep you and your heart healthy.

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Cardiac Testing at Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Diagnosing a heart condition often requires a combination of cardiovascular diagnostic and screening tests. These advanced tests can often determine the existence, type and severity of heart disease.

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center, our Cardiac Diagnostics Center is equipped with advanced technology and expertly trained staff to conducts these tests. Your test results will be evaluated by a board-certified cardiologist on staff at MoBap and discussed with your physician to tailor a treatment plan for your specific condition.

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Washington University Heart Failure Center at Missouri Baptist

At the Washington University Heart Failure Center at Missouri Baptist, we use a team approach to develop an individualized plan of care for you to manage your disease.

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Online Heart Health Assessment

Are you at risk for a heart attack? Learn about your risk factors with our online heart health assessment tool and find help for improving your results.

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Her Heart Health

A woman's heart is different. Many women may not experience chest pain. Their warning signs are non-specific and often easily overlooked. 

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Heart LifeLine Alliance

As a leader in heart care, Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s cardiac specialists partner with rural hospitals and medical helicopter and ambulance services to offer the region’s leading heart attack network, saving heart muscle and lives.

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Synchronizing Heart Care Offers Patient a New Lease on Life

Nathaniel (Nate) Rentz, 63, is alive today thanks to the expertise and coordinated care of medical teams at Progress West Hospital and the advanced cardiac care team at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Recovery is a Journey

Scott Winder had been having trouble breathing and wasn’t sleeping well. Like many people do, he dismissed the symptoms until one day at work, his suddenly racing heart, sweating and worsening breathing problems sent him to the  Emergency Department at Parkland Health Center in Farmington.

Scott walked through the doors of the emergency room and collapsed.

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An Unexpected Journey of the Heart

When it came time for LaTisha (Tish) Smith of Belleville, Ill., to tell her family that she was having surgery, the hardest conversation was with her 9-year-old son, Lee.

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Speaking from the Heart

When Kenneth Amaral visits with cardiology patients at Missouri Baptist Medical Center as part of the Mended Hearts volunteer program, he speaks from first-hand experience.

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A Perfect Match

In the fall of 2017, Dwight Blankenship, senior pastor at Parkway Baptist Church in west St. Louis County, learned his kidneys were failing. His Missouri Baptist Medical Center nephrologist, Jay Seltzer, MD, advised a kidney transplant. Fortunately, a suitable donor was close at hand.

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Heart Health Tips

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  There are several risk factors that contribute to heart disease.  Some risk factors, including gender, age and family history are uncontrollable, while other risk factors can be modified with lifestyle changes.  Learn how you can make changes to improve your heart health.

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Getting Clara to the Beach

Clara Freeman anxiously anticipated attending her oldest granddaughter's beach wedding.

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Understanding Arrhythmia

We want to help you understand everything there is to know about arrhythmia, why they occur, how they are diagnosed and treated, and what options may be right for you.

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Visiting a Patient

BJC HealthCare is putting additional measures in place to protect patients and employees from the transmission of COVID-19. Effective Monday, March 23 BJC HealthCare is suspending visitation within its facilities.

Exceptions will be allowed in limited circumstances.

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Saving Heart Muscle, Saving Lives

In 2008, cardiologists at Missouri Baptist Medical Center developed the Heart LifeLine Alliance in partnership with rural hospitals, medical helicopter and ambulance services.

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Treating Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion

The treatment options at the Missouri Baptist Heart Center continue to advance, and our patients have access to the latest technologies and treatment options. 

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Know the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can make a big difference. The faster someone having a heart attack can get care, the better the outcomes.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure allows a team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to insert a new valve inside a diseased valve without open heart surgery. The new valve is put in place through a catheter that is inserted through the groin or between the ribs. 

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Palliative Care: Helping Patients Live Their Best Lives

Lynn’s husband Steve was diabetic and diagnosed with end stage renal disease 11 years ago. Without warning, Steve’s condition turned critical three years ago. Desperate for guidance and strength, Lynn was connected to April and the Palliative Care team at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Early Heart Attack Care

Did you know that heart attacks have beginnings and these beginning signs occur in more than half of all heart attack patients? Learn the important early signs and symptoms.

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An Unexpected Diagnosis

When Deborah Quesenberry attended the Missouri Baptist Heart Fair in February 2017, she wasn’t expecting to have a diagnosis of a serious health problem.

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Reducing Risk, Improving Rhythm: Treating Atrial Fibrillation

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center cardiac surgeons have treated atrial fibrillation surgically since 2001.

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