Fort HealthCare offers a variety of cardiac services close to home.
Cardiology is a specific branch of medicine dealing with health of the heart and blood vessels — including diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for heart disease, artery disease, heart failure and electrophysiology. Fort Healthcare’s Specialty Clinic offers both preventive and specialty care in cardiology.
The cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help an individual with heart disease return to an optimal level of physical, emotional, social and vocational well-being.
The cardiac stress test is used to find out if there is significant blockage of the blood supply to the heart (coronary artery disease). In a nuclear stress test, the doctor is looking at the heart muscle itself and the amount of radioactive material picked up (perfused) by the heart. These tests give doctors a good idea of what is going on in your heart.
Cardiac Eval provides cardiac testing procedures requested by physicians. Tests include electrocardiograms (EKGs), stress tests, cardiolite (to evaluate adequacy of blood flow to the heart), persantine (to expand arteries in those unable to tolerate vigorous exercise) and Retrospective EKG Memory Loop Recordings to capture data of any arrhythmias causing patient symptoms. These tests are the same as those you would receive at a much larger hospital.
Do you know what to do in an emergency? Learn basic first aid, adult CPR and automatic external defibrillation (AED) from American Heart Association certified instructors.