Cardiology

Heart Health Is Key

A cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, such as blockages, arrhythmia, high blood pressure/hypertension and peripheral vascular disease sometimes called PAD.

If you have a significant heart-related condition, a cardiologist can help. Symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pains or dizzy spells often require special testing. Sometimes heart murmurs or rhythm changes need the evaluation of a cardiologist. Testing is a big part of finding out what is wrong with one’s heart. Tests are offered at our hospitals under the direction of cardiologists.

Cardiologists can help patients manage and control their heart diseases and irregularities. They treat heart attacks, heart failure and serious heart rhythm disturbances. Their skills and training are required whenever decisions are made about procedures such as cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty or heart surgery.

Interventional Cardiologists

Some cardiologists are specially trained to perform heart catheterizations, a test that shows the inside of the veins and heart to identify the location of a blockage or verify electrical functions. During a catheterization, or cath, the cardiologist can help fix a blockage or a weak spot in the heart.

Some specialists also can help with heart rhythm disorders by implanting a device, such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, bi-ventricular device or subcutaneous defibrillator.

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Conditions We Treat

Angina
Arrhythmia
Blockages
Cardiomyopathy
Heart Attack
Heart Defects
Heart Failure
High Blood Pressure
Peripheral Vascular Disease/PAD

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