We’re Moving Heart Care Forward

At the AdventHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, we’re elevating cardiology in Kansas City through safe and innovative procedures, rehab and recovery.

Our commitment to excellence has been recognized in many ways by national organizations, including the Joint Commission, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is also an accredited Primary Stroke Center, delivering lifesaving care when it matters most.

We hold your care to the highest standards, so you can keep putting your heart into everything you do. Discover how we can serve you close to home.

To speak to someone from our team, call us at 913-632-9400.

Know Your Risk With the HEARTaware Assessment

When it comes to your heart health, it can take just a few small changes to make a big, positive impact. Here at AdventHealth, we offer HEARTaware, a free online heart disease risk assessment designed to help you identify your risk factors for developing heart disease. Click below to participate in this quick and free heart risk assessment.

A Higher Standard of Heart Care

Our AdventHealth Shawnee Mission hospital has earned the Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association. We are one of 20 organizations nationwide to meet this rigorous standard. This certification shows our dedication to quality, safe, patient-centered cardiac care.

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Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association

Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

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Outpatient Services Entrance

Our new outpatient services entrance is now open. Access Outpatient Services from 73rd Terrace, just off East Frontage Road.

  • The outpatient services entrance is to the left of the Cancer Institute. It is clearly marked Outpatient Services.
  • Valet is not available.
  • When you enter, take the elevator or staircase up one level to check in for your appointment.

Resources for Your Cardiovascular Health

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Advanced Heart Care Clinic

At AdventHealth, we want to make sure our patients feel confident and informed when it comes to matters such as heart failure. That's why our committed team of experts at the Advanced Heart Care Clinic work with your health care providers to optimize treatment of cardiomyopathy and heart failure so you can live your best life.

Click below to learn more and see how we're delivering the highest quality care in a caring, compassionate environment.


Taking Women’s Cardiology Care to Heart

At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, we care about women and their unique cardiac needs. Our dedicated cardiology clinic is designed with women's heart health in mind. Let our expert cardiologists and cardiology team members care for your whole heart.

Be Informed About Potential Risk Factors

Uncontrollable Factors

With vascular disease, there are some factors that simply cannot be controlled.

Age: Stroke risk doubles for each decade after age 55. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) risk increases after age 50.

Gender: Men are more likely to experience heart attack and stroke than pre-menopausal women.

Heredity: African Americans and Hispanics are at greater risk, as well as people with a family history of heart disease, stroke and PVD. Treating, reducing or eliminating the risk factors that can be controlled decreases your chance of experiencing heart attack, stroke or PVD.

Learn more about uncontrollable risk factors such as genetic heart conditions so you can be informed.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the leading risk factors for heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease (PVD). High blood pressure places additional stress on artery walls and can damage the lining of these walls, causing them to form a blockage or blood clot.

Remember, if your doctor has prescribed a blood pressure medication, don’t stop taking it. Not taking your medication elevates your blood pressure and significantly increases your risk. Weight control, reducing salt intake, regular exercise and taking prescribed medication will help you control your blood pressure.

Learn more about the five main blood pressure ranges, how to read your numbers and more.

High Blood Sugar

Having diabetes puts you at increased risk for vascular disease. Diabetes can be controlled by following a recommended diet, controlling weight, monitoring blood sugars, exercising and taking medications as prescribed.

Behavioral Factors

Stress: The key to reducing stress is learning how to manage your response to stressful situations. Chronic stress is known to increase heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Smoking: In addition to harming the lungs and causing cancer, smoking also injures blood vessel walls, speeds up hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), increases the workload on your heart and elevates blood pressure. The good news is that if you stop smoking today, your risk factor for vascular disease greatly decreases within two years.

Alcohol: Drinking large amounts of alcohol and binge drinking have been associated with an increased risk for vascular disease.

Cholesterol and Weight

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance essential to all of the cells in your body. Normally, your liver produces all the cholesterol you require. Eating foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats will increase blood vessel damage. Being overweight strains the entire circulatory system and causes higher cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and diabetes, which increase your risk for vascular disease.

Eating a well-balanced diet low in cholesterol, saturated fats and salt will help you control your weight and maintain a healthy cholesterol level. Medications may also be prescribed to reduce cholesterol when dietary control is not adequate.

Learn more about Cholesterol tests and insights they can offer about your heart health.

Our Greatest Achievement Is Caring for You

We’ve been recognized for our commitment to innovative, safe and high-quality heart and vascular care.

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  • 2023 Platinum Performance Achievement Award Chest Pain - MI Registry Award

    Platinum Performance Achievement Award: Chest Pain – MI Registry

    Awarded for demonstrating sustained achievement of performance measures in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction patients through the implementation of American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Guideline Recommendations.

  • 2023 Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure GOLD PLUS Awward

    Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure GOLD PLUS

    The American Heart Association recognizes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission for outstanding care by awarding us Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

  • 2022 Mission lifeline NSTEMI logo

    Mission: Lifeline® - NSTEMI GOLD

    The American Heart Association recognizes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission for outstanding care by awarding a Mission: Lifeline® - NSTEMI GOLD achievement award.

  • AHA 2022 Mission Lifeline Gold Plus

    Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center GOLD PLUS

    The American Heart Association recognizes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission for outstanding care by awarding a Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center GOLD PLUS achievement award.

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

    Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®

    AdventHealth Shawnee Mission received a Gold Seal of Approval as a Primary Stroke Center symbolizing our commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Expert, Whole-Hearted Care For Your Whole Life

Breaking down barriers to better heart health. That’s what multidisciplinary care means to us. Our Kansas City Cardiology Care Coordinators can connect you to the local nutrition, exercise, and surgical experts who can help you feel better and feel whole as you continue your journey to wellness. From helping with medication management to supporting your rehabilitation progress, our approach to care is simple: We’re here to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be.