Your Heart Matters
When it comes to taking care of your heart, experience counts. You’ll find that with mid-Missouri’s heart care experts at Boone Hospital Center. We provide state-of-the-art heart care with a focus on safety, dignity, compassion and skill. Our leading cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, work alongside a team of highly trained nurses, therapists and fellow practitioners all focused on your heart health. They provide advanced cardiac care, surgery, prevention, emergency and rehabilitation using the latest in technology.
A Leader in Cardiac Care
The heart care team at Boone Hospital Center performs more cardiac-related procedures than any other mid-Missouri hospital and they are recognized for their contributions to heart health excellence.
Boone Hospital Center’s cardiac services has recently added two new tools for patient care. To help reduce readmissions of Class III heart failure patients, Boone began using a CardioMEMS device in May. The device features a sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure pulmonary artery pressure. An increase in pressure is a symptom of heart failure that appears before the more traditional signs such as shortness of breath, weight gain and abdominal swelling. The sensor in the patient’s artery transmits daily readings to Boone’s cardiac professionals at the Missouri Heart Center for monitoring.
Boone’s cardiac team also began use of the world’s smallest portable heart-lung support system called CARDIOHELP. It is designed to treat and transport patients needing extended respiratory and/or circulatory support. 31 hospital employees have been trained on the CARDIOHELP device thanks to support provided by the Boone Hospital Foundation.
Boone Hospital Center is the only hospital in mid-Missouri utilizing these two life-saving devices. Click here to view local news coverage or our CARDIOHELP and CardioMEMS programs.
Boone Hospital and Missouri Heart Center cardiothoracic surgeons were recently honored by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons with a 3-Star rating in both coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR), the highest possible rating. Out of 1,021 hospitals in the nation that perform both procedures, only 21 or 2.68% achieved a 3-Star rating for both.
By the numbers
- 4,671- cath lab procedures in (most in mid-Missouri)
- 352 – open-heart surgeries (most in mid-Missouri)
- 36, 256 – number of outpatient visits
- 9, 692 – number of inpatient days
- Best Hospital for Patient Excellence in Heart Care – Women Certified
- Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award – American Heart Association
- 3 Star Composite Quality Rating for CABG and Isolated AVR Procedures– Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Exceptional Care Close to Home
All of our clinicians are highly trained and educated physicians, surgeons, nurses and therapists and are board certified in their specialties. This expertise is delivered to you close to home in a comfortable setting you can trust. In addition to Columbia, our physicians have clinics in Macon and Sedalia.
Our team of multidisciplinary physicians is committed to providing you or your loved one with the latest advances in treatment and preventative cardiology. We are here to treat the whole person, not just the disease or condition. Boone Hospital cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons and the entire heart team offers care from preventative measures to diagnostic technology, surgical interventions and rehabilitation services including:
- Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
- Echocardiogram and vascular ultrasound
- Diagnostic Cardiac Angiography
- Interventional Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
(inpatient and outpatient)
- Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
Our physicians are a part of Missouri Heart Center. Learn more about this incredible team.