Cardiology Care

Your heart plays a vitally important role in your overall health. This organ the size of a large fist beats around 115,000 times each day, pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. This ensures that the organs and tissues throughout your body have the essential oxygen they need to function.

Because of that, when your heart isn’t functioning at its best, you can experience a wide range of issues affecting nearly every part of your body. Having access to advanced cardiac care is essential.

We offer an array of cardiac services provided by a team of specialized heart doctors. We care for a wide range of heart health issues, including:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure

Our range of services includes a full spectrum of diagnostic testing to determine an accurate diagnosis, identify any underlying medical conditions and provide advanced cardiac care, including cardiac surgery, when needed. Treatment extends to post surgical care, including cardiovascular rehabilitation and continued monitoring.

Cardiac Research

We are committed to bringing the latest cardiovascular medical and device therapy to our patients, and we use clinical research as one avenue for our patients and physicians to access new and developing cardiovascular treatments.

Heart Health Information

Atrial Fibrillation increases stroke risk by 5X

AFib is the most common type of heart rhythm condition. It feels like a fluttering or racing heart, or like your heart skips a beat. When the heart is in AFib, blood can become static and form a clot that can travel to the brain, causing a stroke. Thankfully, many people can manage AFib with medication, and keeping regular doctor appointments helps your doctor know when you may need a change in dosage or medication. Even with medication, you may have triggers that cause an episode:

  • Infections or physical illness
  • Emotional stress – positive or negative
  • Hormones (in women)
  • Interactions with over-the-counter medications
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Dehydration

Five ways that you can maintain or improve your quality of life with AFib:

  1. Talk with your doctor about his or her opinion of your stroke risk.
  2. Take medicine as prescribed.
  3. Ask your doctor about what type of exercise is best for you – then do it.
  4. Eat a heart healthy diet that is low in fat and salt.
  5. Pay attention to and manage other health conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Know that you’re not alone. Finding support for your condition and staying connected with people in your life can help you keep a positive attitude and enjoy life.