Chest Pain Protocols
Is it heartburn – or a heart attack? A fast answer to that question could save your life. If you feel chest pain, our emergency department provides prompt care. Special protocols and testing help our team quickly diagnose whether a patient is experiencing a heart attack.
Cardiac catheterization helps doctors evaluate how well the heart is functioning and whether there are blockages in the arteries. Since cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure, most patients feel better within hours and some can go home the same day.
- 64-slice CT scanner
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Nuclear medicine cameras
- Transesophageal echo
- Stress testing
- Holter and event monitoring
$69 Heartview Screenings
A 10-minute heart scan may save your life. This quick and easy screening looks at your heart to help detect heart disease long before symptoms occur.
$30 Leg Screenings
Don’t let tired, painful legs slow you down. If you suffer from leg pain, you may be at risk for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease). A quick leg screening can help identify possible blood flow issues and diagnose this painful condition.
Treatment for Arrhythmia
We provide a variety of services for patients with irregular heartbeats, including implantation and management of pacemakers, Holter and event monitor services, and afibablation, which is a minimally invasive treatment option that relies on radio frequencies to correct atrial fibrillation.
Peripheral artery disease – typically characterized by arterial blockages in the legs – is one of the most prevalent and dangerous diseases in the United States. However, many individuals are not aware of PAD or the disease’s link to heart attack and stroke. The symptoms of PAD are oftentimes mistaken as joint pain, “harmless” poor circulation, and “just getting older.” The truth is, PAD is a silent and deadly killer that affects 1 in 20 Americans over the age of 50. Schedule a painless, noninvasive ABI test. $30 and 30 minutes could save your life! Call 866-431-WELL (9355) to schedule.
An ankle-brachial index (ABI) test is a brief, non-invasive screening procedure used to look for signs of peripheral artery disease (PAD). During an ABI test, a healthcare professional measures the blood pressure in your arms and legs and compares the two readings. Lower blood pressure in the legs may indicate arterial blockages and peripheral artery disease.
Medical experts recommend annual ABI testing for individuals who are:
- Over the age of 70.
- Over the age of 50 and have a history of diabetes and/or smoking.
- Under the age of 50 and have some of the PAD risk factors below:
- High cholesterol
- Achiness in the legs
- Painful cramping in the legs
- Burning sensation in the legs
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Personal or family history of heart or vascular disease
- Black or Hispanic ethnicity