When it comes to heart health, count on your Tower Health cardiologist to help you lead your healthiest life. Think of your cardiologist as your trusted heart-health partner. We discover and help you lower risk factors, diagnose heart problems, and manage your treatment — from treating high blood pressure to coordinating care with other heart specialists.
Why See a Cardiologist?
Your primary care doctor may refer you to a cardiologist if you have a family history of heart disease or symptoms such as:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Heartbeat irregularities, such as skipping a beat or a heartbeat that’s unusually fast or strong
Cardiology Programs and Services
Cardiologists specialize in noninvasive heart and vascular care and bring in specialists when you need more advanced treatment, such as interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, vascular specialists, or cardiothoracic surgeons. We offer comprehensive heart care services.
- Anticoagulant management. Anticoagulants (blood thinners such as warfarin or Coumadin) help prevent blood clots, but they raise your bleeding risk. We make sure you understand your risks and keep a close eye on your health.
- Aortic disease care. We help manage conditions that cause aortic disease, such as high blood pressure, heart failure, and other conditions. We diagnose aortic problems and work with surgeons and other specialists to ensure you get complete care.
- Diagnostics and screening. We use a variety of noninvasive methods and sophisticated approaches to find heart disease, including screenings that detect problems at the earliest stages.
- Enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP). This therapy inflates blood pressure cuffs on your legs and buttocks to improve blood flow through your body and relieve chest pain.
- Heart attack care. As an accredited Chest Pain Center, we provide complete care for heart attacks — from diagnosis through rehabilitation. We work as a team with specialists to help you recover and reduce your risk of another heart attack.
- Heart failure care. We keep a close eye on your health, educate you, and help you make healthy diet and lifestyle choices to relieve heart failure symptoms. We work closely with our cardiac rehab team and other specialists to improve your quality of life.
- Heart health education and prevention. Part of our role is to help you take control of your health so that you can lower your risk of heart disease. We support you every step of the way, offering ongoing education and guidance.
- Heart rhythm disorders care. We work closely with electrophysiologists to diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias. If you need a cardiac device, such as a pacemaker, we make sure it’s working correctly.
- Treatment of Heart Disease Risk Factors. Conditions like high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, high cholesterol, and lipid disorders increase the risk of heart disease. We manage chronic health problems like these to keep you healthy.
- Valve and structural heart disease care. We offer treatment for all types of conditions that affect the heart muscle and structure, including heart valves.
- Women’s heart health. Women have unique heart disease risks — such as endometriosis, pregnancy-related conditions, and menopause — and often have different heart attack symptoms than men. We provide education and preventive care to help women stay healthy.