Heart Disease Tests and Treatments
Our experts in the field of heart disease provide pioneering diagnostic testing and treatment in these areas:
- Medical cardiology
- Heart surgery
- Interventional cardiology
- Structural heart disease
- Heart attack care
Cardiac care through medical and lifestyle treatment is our goal when possible and safe for you or your loved one. Our medical cardiologists are highly experienced in finding noninvasive approaches that can often avoid surgery and other invasive treatments. Even if surgery is the best option for you, your medical cardiologist is your source for ongoing support, treatment, and information.
Some common cardiac diagnostic tests and monitoring include:
- ECG (electrocardiogram)
- Stress test
- Cardiac event monitor
- Holter monitor
Our cardiothoracic surgeons perform surgeries on organs inside your chest, like your heart. Commonly called “open heart surgeries,” these types of surgeries refer to opening the rib cage in order to access your heart.
Common heart surgery treatments include:
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), often referred to as “bypass surgery”
- Aortic aneurysm surgery
- Arrhythmia treatment
- Atrial fibrillation surgery
- Cardiac valve surgery (minimally invasive and traditional valve surgery)
- Treatment for coronary artery disease
- Heart valve repair
- Lung surgery
Our electrophysiologists assess, diagnose, and treat abnormal heart rates or irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia) having to do with your heart’s electrical function.
Our electrophysiologists are experts in cutting edge diagnostics and treatments such as:
- Cardioversion to restore normal heart rhythm.
- Tilt table study to assess unexplained fainting.
- Cardiac mapping to locate the source of an irregular heart rhythm.
- Cardiac electrophysiology study (EP Study) to evaluate heart rhythm disturbances.
- Cardiac rhythm devices such as pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
- Radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation to restore normal heart rhythms.
- Device lead extraction.
- Device lead revision or upgrade.
- Internal loop recorder.
- Arrhythmia management.
- Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI).
Our interventional cardiologists have advanced knowledge to deal with non-surgical treatments for blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your heart. These treatments are referred to as “catheter-based treatments.”
Our interventional cardiologists treatment specialties include:
- Heart catheterization: a noninvasive use of a thin flexible tube inserted into your heart or vessels to treat or diagnose some heart conditions.
- PCI (percutaneous coronary interventions): uses stents to open narrowed blood vessels.
- Atrial septal defect repair (ASD repair)
- Percutaneous valve repair
These diagnostic tests ensure accurate diagnosis:
- Cardiac functioning test
- Coronary angiogram
- Coronary CTA
- Coronary MRI
Structural Heart Disease
Structural heart disease is any defect of your heart, its chambers, or any of its four valves. Your heart valves open and close to keep your blood flowing in the right direction through your heart. These defects can be present at birth (congenital) or can be caused by damage from a heart infection, heart attack, or the effects of aging.
Your structural heart disease cardiologist will use state-of-the-art diagnostic testing like:
Some treatments for structural heart disease can include:
- TAVR (transcathetar aortic valve replacement)
- Balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty
- Mitral valve clip
- Valve replacement
- Medical management
To learn more about your treatment options, explore our heart treatment locations.