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The heart is a constant communicator.

The heart is a constant communicator. It’s the ultimate commitment maker, conflict fixer and tiebreaker. But it’s also an invaluable warning sign. Whether you’re feeling short of breath, slight chest pain, rhythm or rate changes, extreme fatigue or even cramps around other parts of your body, seeing one of our top cardiologists is the first step on the road to answers and recovery.

And with the most experience in Central New York, we’re proud to be safe and ready to serve you and your most precious decision-maker. When in doubt, go with your heart to The St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute.

Safe and ready cardiac care.

We are constantly adapting and improving our facilities and protocols to provide you with the highest level of care at the highest level of safety. All of our sanitation and safety procedures are implemented with the guidance and advisement of the CDC, CMS and NY public-health officials to ensure the security and comfort of all who come through our doors.

See how we keep you safe


Superior Experience

We perform more procedures than any other hospital in the region and are experts in treating rare and complex conditions. With the largest cardiac team, our facilities are full of talented specialists at the top of the field.

Patient Centered

We take the time to provide the care and treatment that each individual patient requires. We will listen to you and will evaluate your symptoms from every angle in order to develop the most effective plan for you and your heart.

National Recognition

We’ve been recognized for many years as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in multiple cardiac-care procedures.  We’re also deemed one of the 50 top hospitals in the nation for Cardiac Surgery, by Healthgrades.

Excellent Outcomes

We’re ranked among the top hospitals in the country and #1 in Syracuse for our experience and outcomes with cardiac patients and procedures.

Uncompromising Safety

We’ve made strict and significant modifications to our facilities and protocols to protect all of our patients from COVID-19.

Expert Care

We’re the first hospital in the region to receive the prestigious Magnet® designation, recognizing our excellence in nursing and inpatient care. Our nurses are the best at what they do because they care for the hearts of our patients, using hearts of their own.

When your heart has questions.


Should you talk to your doctor about heart disease?

Your body offers multiple signs and symptoms when your heart health is at risk. Although some of them
might seem minor, they could signal larger issues.

Medical risk factors:

Diabetes mellitus
High blood pressure
Unhealthy blood-cholesterol levels
Clotting disorder (such as frequent clotting in my legs, or factor V Leiden)
Inflammatory disease (such as Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis; or Vasculitis)

Behavioral risk factors:

Tobacco use
A diet high in saturated fat, trans fat and/or cholesterol
Alcohol use (women more than 1 drink a day; men more than 2 drinks a day)
Cocaine or other illicit drug use

Genetic risk factors:

Family history of sudden cardiac death
Family history of premature coronary-artery disease

Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease:

Chest, arm or back pain on exertion
Easily winded after a small amount of exertion
Unusual or profound perspiration
Chest pressure, squeezing, tightness or heaviness
Fast or uneven heartbeat — feeling like you’ve had too much caffeine or feel panicked
Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain
Extreme fatigue
Swelling, especially in the legs, ankles or feet
Leg cramps or difficulty walking
Weakness in your extremities

Always pay attention to your symptoms.

Do not ignore your chest pain. Call your primary-care physician for a heart-health screening. If you don’t have a primary-care physician, fill out the new-patient request below, and our referral services will connect you with one.

If you are concerned never hesitate to dial 911 and go to the Emergency Department of the nearest hospital. The Emergency Department is still the safest place to be if you are having a heart attack.

Current patient?

If you are already in the care of one of our physicians, please contact their office directly to reschedule. Or to schedule online via mySt.Joseph’s, click the button below.

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New patient?

Our care coordinators can help find the right physician for your specific health needs. Just submit an appointment request or call: 1-888-STJOES1 (1-888-785-6371).

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If this is an emergency!

If you are experiencing acute symptoms such as intense pain or difficulty walking, seek emergency care immediately: dial 911, or come directly to our emergency department.
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Your heart is always in the right place.

We’re committed to providing our entire community with top-of-the-line cardiovascular care. We have offices throughout the region as well as telehealth capabilities that allow patients to receive certain care in the comfort and safety of their homes. 

Now Partnering With Rome Health

We are thrilled to expand our Cardiovascular Care network by partnering with Rome Health. Our specialists, technicians and care teams are extending their top-of-the-line cardiac care to patients across Central New York.

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