Expert care from a top-rated heart disease team
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
Heart disease, also known as cardiac disease, is a term used to describe many conditions that affect the heart. The doctors in our cardiology program provide expert care for patients with all forms of heart disease, from straightforward cases to the rarest and most complex. Our advanced treatment options and knowledge of heart care consistently earns our team top ratings from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
What are the types of heart disease?
Some of the many types of heart disease we treat include:
- Arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat
- Cardiomyopathy, or disease of the heart muscle
- Coronary artery disease, a buildup of plaque in the arteries
- Congenital heart disease, or a heart disease you’re born with
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Heart valve disease
- Structural heart disease
What is your heart age?
Each year about 655,000 Americans die from heart disease – that’s one in every four deaths. Understanding your Heart Age is a way to assess your risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Some things put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke that you cannot change, such as getting older or your family history, but there are ways to lower your risk.
Click here to take a free quiz to learn if you are at increased risk and what steps you can take to better your heart health.
Diagnosing heart disease is the first step to developing a treatment plan. Our specialists may recommend one or more diagnostic and imaging procedures.
Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat a variety of heart and vascular conditions by guiding thin, flexible tubes called catheters through blood vessels to problem areas.
The cardiac computed tomography scan, or cardiac CT, uses X-rays to create three-dimensional images of your heart and blood vessels.
An electrocardiogram, also known as an ECG, measures the heart’s electrical activity.
A Holter monitor is a small device that records the heart’s electrical activity. It’s similar to an electrocardiogram, but whereas an electrocardiogram records over a few minutes, a Holter monitor records over the course of a day or two.
Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.
Stress tests are used to assess how your heart works during physical activity. There are several types of stress tests, including treadmill or bike stress tests, nuclear stress tests, stress echocardiograms and chemically induced stress tests.