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Cardiology

Heart disease remains a leading threat to the health of Americans. That’s why it’s so important to have leaders in heart care so close to home, 24/7, whenever you need it.

Cardiology

520 East Sixth Street
Odessa, Texas 79761
432-582-8000
 

cardiology

Most Trusted Cardiovascular Treatments by Certified Physicians

We offer a broad spectrum of cardiac services, from sophisticated testing for early diagnosis and treatment to heart surgery. 

Chest Pain Protocols:

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:

Cardiac catheterization helps doctors evaluate how well the heart is functioning and whether there are blockages in the arteries. During the minimally invasive procedure, physicians insert a very thin flexible tube into a major vein and navigate it to the arteries around the heart. Using advanced imaging technology, doctors can see whether there is plaque build-up in the heart’s vessels. If blockages exist, surgeons use treatments such as angioplasty or stent placements to restore better blood flow.

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Diagnostic Imaging:

Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that can produce clear, detailed views of the human heart and help doctors detect heart disease with pinpoint accuracy. Our advanced diagnostic testing capabilities include:

  • 64-slice CT scanner
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear medicine cameras
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echo
  • Stress testing
  • EKG
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Ambulatory 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Holter monitoring

Signs & Symptoms of Heart Disease

The basics:
  • Chest pressure, squeezing, aching, or burning
  • A feeling of fullness
  • A pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Jaw pain, excessive fatigue, anxiety, nausea, back pain, and shortness of breath
Men vs Women
  • Men normally feel pain and numbness in the left arm or side of the chest.  However, in women these may appear on the right side
  • Women may feel completely exhausted, drained, dizzy or nauseous
  • Women may feel upper back pain that travels up into their jaw
  • Women may think their stomach pain is the flu, heartburn, or an ulcer
Atypical Presentations

In an atypical presentation, the signs and symptoms are different. The patient may not complain about pain or pressure in the chest, but be alert for the following:

  • A sharp or “knife-like” pain that occurs with coughing or breathing
  • Pain that spreads above the jawbone or into the lower body
  • Difficult or labored breathing

Survive. Don’t drive. Call 9-1-1!

To check in to our emergency room online, click here.

For more information from the American College of Cardiology, click here

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Conditions We Treat

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Valve Disease

Treatments

  • Heart Surgery
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Angioplasty
  • Stent Placement

Our Team

Tiffany Vaught, NP
Tiffany Vaught, NP

Cardiology

Raja Naidu, MD
Raja Naidu, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Nam Kim, MD
Nam Kim, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Shanti Neerukonda, MD
Shanti Neerukonda, MD

Cardiology,
Interventional Cardiology

Peter Wells, MD
Peter Wells, MD

Cardiology

Madhava Agusala, MD
Madhava Agusala, MD

Cardiology