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

Dementia and Heart Disease Can Be Related

Health conditions in midlife can have a meaningful effect on dementia in older age. Such health conditions are also heart disease risk factors. The good news is that when you know what to watch for, you can make lifestyle and/or medication decisions to decrease your risk of both dementia and heart disease. A 2017 study found a greater chance of developing dementia in men and women with:

  • Vascular problems
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Prehypertension (higher blood pressure than normal, but lower than hypertension)
  • Cigarette smoking especially with Caucasians

The findings of the study were relevant whether or not a person had a history of stroke. Information comes from a 25-year John Hopkins University study with nearly 16,000 participants. Results were published in the online Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology in August 2017.

Reduce risk for heart disease by paying attention to Life’s Simple 7® from the American Heart Association:

  • Manage blood pressure
  • Reduce blood sugar
  • Control cholesterol
  • Eat better
  • Get exercise
  • Stop smoking
  • Manage weight

It’s never too early or too late to get on the path to #HeartHealth!