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 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.
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
- Transesophageal echo
- Stress testing
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Ambulatory 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Holter monitoring
Signs & Symptoms of Heart Disease
- 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
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!
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Wells, Peter J MD
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Heart Valve Disease
- Heart Surgery
- Coronary Bypass Surgery
- Heart Valve Surgery
- Cardiovascular Critical Care
- Stent Placement