Heart & Vascular Care

If you suffer a heart attack, heart disease, stroke or other condition that affects the circulatory system, you need lifesaving treatment right away. The heart and vascular specialists at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all conditions affecting the heart and vascular system, including atherosclerosis (a buildup in the arteries), coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease and more.

Our primary goal is to improve your cardiovascular health and quality of life. Indiana University Health Arnett Physicians have been providing specialty cardiovascular care in Lafayette since 1951.

Our team of multidisciplinary specialists, including cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and clinical specialists, collaborates to deliver the most advanced treatment options, caring for patients with many types of conditions, from common to complex.

IU Health Arnett Hospital was designated as a Blue Distinction Center by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in the area of cardiac care in 2012. Blue Distinction Center certification is awarded only to select programs that emphasize best-practice care and achieve excellent outcomes. Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better care and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications following certain cardiac procedures and lower rates of infections compared with their peers.

Cardiology Services

We provide a full range of cardiology services to diagnose and manage cardiovascular diseases. Our expert physicians detect heart conditions using non-invasive diagnostic techniques, such as vascular ultrasound, echocardiography, nuclear cardiac testing, Holter and event monitors and cardiac stress. These safe techniques help physicians create personalized treatment options for your needs.

In addition, we offer minimally invasive procedures through our experienced catheterization labs. During these procedures, your physician makes only one small incision in an artery. Using imaging technology such as fluoroscopy, your physician guides specialized tools and instruments through your arteries to the affected areas of your body. Patients who undergo these techniques have faster recoveries and fewer risks than patients who receive traditional open surgeries. We use these techniques to treat many conditions, including coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, septal valve defects and abnormal heart rhythms.

Our highly trained cardiologists can also help you manage heart conditions using medicines to improve blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rhythm. For patients taking anticoagulants like Warfarin, we operate specialized clinics to manage these medicines. Through our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, we give you access to the latest treatments, including clinical trials.

Our cardiologists are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for patients experiencing heart attacks or other cardiovascular emergencies. At IU Health Arnett Hospital, our experienced staff is committed to giving fast, lifesaving care that starts the second you enter the hospital.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Services

Our expert cardiothoracic surgeons perform advanced procedures for the heart, lungs, veins and arteries, including:

We work closely with you before and after surgery to explain the risks and benefits of your procedure and help you recover. Our cardiac rehabilitation services help you recover from your surgery so you can enjoy the benefits of your procedure. 

Heart Scans

Who needs a heart scan?

As the leading cause of deaths worldwide, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. If you or a loved one has any of the following symptoms, a convenient and non-invasive heart scan can help give you peace of mind, keeping you happy and healthy.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A HEART SCAN

Must be between 40 and 79 years of age with one of these risk factors:

  • Family history of heart disease, stroke, and/or other vascular disease
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure

Heart scans give you a picture of your arteries and can help your doctor spot calcium deposits that narrow arteries and increase your risk of heart attack. it will also help your doctor know if you are at risk for heart disease.

To schedule an appointment call 765.448.8100.