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

Sugar May Increase Risk for Heart Disease

The month of Valentine’s comes with a lot of “sugary goodness.” And for many Americans, the sugar party keeps going all year long. We care about your health too much to keep this info from you: A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association connects a higher percentage of calories from added sugar with a significantly increased risk of dying from heart disease. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is an obvious sugar source. Consider foods where sugar content isn’t so obvious:

  • Yogurt – Consider sweetening your own plain yogurt with fruit instead of buying fruit-flavored yogurt. Even plain yogurt can be loaded with sugar. Be a label-looker and compare yogurts for sugar content.
  • Breakfast cereal – Yes, even whole grain and organic granolas can have a significant amount of sugar.
  • Snack or energy bars – Check the sugar content because cereal and energy bars vary widely.
  • Condiments – Ketchup, barbecue sauce, salad dressing, hoisin sauce, teriyaki and pickle relish all bring sugar to the meal.

When reading labels, pay attention to the number of servings, and realize that the grams of sugar are per serving. Reducing sugar can help combat conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes – two of your heart’s enemies.