Heart Center

The Heart Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center offers a comprehensive cardiac program, treating a variety of heart conditions.

Known for its exceptional heart surgery program, Missouri Baptist Medical Center continually ranks among the very top hospitals for cardiac surgery in the nation, 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.

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 19,000 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.

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Contact information

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

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 Surgeons Discuss Valve Disease and New Treatment Methods

Cardiac surgeons at MoBap talk about valve disease and new treatment methods, including minimally invasive surgery.

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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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Dr. Higano continues to follow up care with Ira.

An Alliance to Save Lives by Saving Time

On Dec. 5, 2017, 57-year-old Ira Schalk began to feel nauseous on his job at a lead mining operation near Viburnum, Mo. For days he had felt tired, but thought it might be the flu. It wasn’t.

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Melissa and Chris post on the sofa with family photos all around.

Early Intervention Makes the Difference

Melissa Ham’s voice is still a little shaky when she recalls being told that her husband, Chris, had about a 1-in-3 chance of surviving the heart attack that occurred at their home on July 13, 2016.

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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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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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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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Living (Well) With Congestive Heart Failure

Follow these tips to live a healthier life with congestive heart failure.

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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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Getting Clara to the Beach

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

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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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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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Dr. Mauney and team work to improve heart rhythm

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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Training for Heart Health

The Arrhythmia Center at Missouri Baptist is at the forefront of technologies that enhance patient lives.

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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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Working Together to Treat Heart Failure

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

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Heart Valve Center: Your Heart in Good Hands

If you have been diagnosed with a heart valve problem, you are not alone.

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Cardiac Surgery Center: World Class Care, Close to Home.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center continually ranks among the very top hospitals for cardiac surgery in the nation.

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