Submitted by St. Dominic’s

When it comes to matters of heart health, your heart is in the right place at St. Dominic’s Mississippi Heart & Vascular Institute. Our cardiovascular experts are committed to preventing heart disease and providing patients with the latest and most effective treatments.

We are nationally known for using the most advanced technology and procedures in delivering patient care, from minimally invasive cardiac treatment to complicated and specialized valve repairs. No matter the condition, we have an expert clinician who can advise a patient on an individual basis.

Some of our heart and vascular services include:

  • Cardiac rehab
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart health screenings
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Valvular disease

St. Dominic’s Heart Failure Clinic

Located on the first floor of St. Dominic Hospital, this stand-alone clinic is overseen by an experienced nurse practitioner.

We provide detailed education about the disease process, dietary restrictions and therapy options. We also offer laboratory services, support groups, and if warranted, intravenous or intramuscular diuretic injections. We help patients manage symptoms of heart failure and related issues. Patients can easily make an appointment with a referral from their cardiologist or primary care provider.

Our goal is to help patients regain a lifetime of wellness, prevent costly inpatient hospital stays and maintain a high quality of life.

Have your cardiologist or primary care provider call St. Dominic’s Heart Failure Clinic at 601-200-2280 to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or have a diagnosis of congestive heart failure:

  • Shortness of breath 
  • Swelling in the ankles, feet, legs or abdomen
  • A weight gain of three pounds overnight or five pounds in one week
  • Weakness or feeling tired
  • Inability to perform simple daily tasks such as walking to the mailbox or grocery shopping

Healthy heart screenings

Participate in St. Dominic’s Healthy Heart program for a $99 heart-risk assessment. Find out if you are at risk for heart disease with a complete assessment that includes:

  • A calcium score: HeartSaver CT scan (non-invasive)
  • A lipid panel: total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose
  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • A peripheral vascular assessment
  • A blood pressure evaluation
  • A stroke risk assessment
  • A body composition: Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A nutritional consult
  • A consult with a cardiac nurse
  • Same-day results

Call to schedule at 601-200-8000. Find out more about St. Dominic’s Mississippi Heart & Vascular Institute and take our heart-health quiz at