Cardiovascular conditions affect more Americans than any other disease in the United States. A complex organ with many moving parts, the heart can require a wide-range of cardiovascular services offered by the Christie Clinic Department of Cardiology. While heart disease affects a wide range of people, many cardiovascular conditions can be successfully treated, if not easily prevented, with expert screening and care delivered by qualified specialists.
Christie Clinic’s cardiology specialists diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and blood vessels using cardiac diagnostic exams and testing for common cardiovascular conditions, such as:
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart valve disorders
- Irregular heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias)
- Congestive heart failure
Screening, invasive and noninvasive testing and therapeutic procedures used by the Christie Clinic Department of Cardiology include:
- Electrocardiographic stress tests
- 24-hour Holter monitors
- Signal-averaging electrocardiograms
- Standard, nuclear, and echocardiographic stress tests
- Diagnostic cardiac catheterizations
- Endomyocardial biopsies
- Percutaneous balloon angioplasties
- Coronary atherectomies
- Intracoronary stent placements
Christie Clinic cardiologists also supervise outpatient cardiac rehabilitation and community exercise programs that supplement routine post-operative care for patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries.
In addition, Christie Clinic’s Department of Cardiology offers the Caring for Your Heart program, a personalized program for total heart health. Through Caring for Your Heart, Christie Clinic specialists provide one-on-one recommendations to help patients reduce their risk for heart disease. Call the Department of Cardiology at (217) 366-1304 to schedule your appointment today.