Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Patient Resources

Louisville’s leader is there for you before your care and after

As the leading cardiovascular program in Louisville and Southern Indiana, Norton Heart & Vascular Institute keeps working for you after you leave one of our facilities.

We provide education and support to help heart and vascular patients recover and stay ahead of any complications. If you are at risk of cardiovascular disease or recovering, we have the rehabilitation, support and resources to help you stay healthy.

You are at risk of heart or vascular disease if:

  • You are a man 45 and older or a woman 55 and older
  • Your family has a history of heart disease
  • You are a past or present smoker
  • You have diabetes
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have high cholesterol
  • You are obese
  • You ae physically inactive

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s heart specialists provide comprehensive care, including heart disease prevention, diagnostic tests and scans, advanced treatments and emergency services.

Our specialty heart care centers include the Heart Failure Program and Atrial Fibrillation Program.

Our vascular specialists treat a variety of diseases related to the arteries and veins. Screenings, diagnostic tests and treatment options are available, including support and ongoing care at many of our Norton Heart & Vascular Institute locations around Louisville.

Vascular services are available at all Norton Healthcare hospitals in Louisville, and we offer a specialized Vascular Access Center at Norton Audubon Hospital.

Heart and vascular care for the whole person

We offer classes, events and support groups for patients and families. We also want to keep you from getting sick, so we offer a range of vascular screenings. To make an appointment, call (502) 629-1234.

About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute specialists treat more cardiovascular patients — about 100,000 every year — than any provider in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

  • Our board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons have the experience, expertise and easy access you’d expect from Louisville’s leader.
  • We have more than 45 board-certified cardiovascular physicians and 30 advanced practice providers. Through training and years of experience, they specialize in areas such as cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure and vascular surgery.
  • We offer same-day new patient appointments.
  • We have 27 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 clinical sites in the region.
  • We have the experience, expertise and easy access you’d expect from the largest cardiovascular care provider in the state.
  • The American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services certifies Norton Healthcare for chest pain and atrial fibrillation care.
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