Heart Disease claims over a million Americans each year. Diagnosis and treatment requires different areas of expertise all working together for you. We have assembled a top-notch team of cardiac specialists, cardiopulmonary technicians and therapists, diagnostic imaging technologists, and rehabilitative personnel who are ready to quickly examine, diagnose, and start you on a treatment schedule.
Our Cardiopulmonary Department
provides a variety of diagnostic procedures such as EKGs, TEEs, Electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, cardiac stress testing, and holter monitoring procedures. In 2002, we replaced our mobile cath services with an advanced Cardiac Catherization Lab. Located on the 8th floor, the Cath Lab provides cardiac caths and peripheral angiograms. A Cardiac cath is used to diagnose or treat heart conditions. An ultra thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the body followed by a thin wire, called a stent, which maintains the open space of an artery. This procedure allows physicians to measure blood pressure, how much oxygen is in the blood and other information about the heart. Angiography also takes place at Springs Memorial's Cardiac Cath lab. To create an angiogram, a catheter is inserted either in the groin or arm area. Then a dye is placed in the bloodstream that is picked up by X-ray. A medical team traces the flow of the dye and records the path for future evaluation.
Our Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
is a ten bed unit with a nursing staff qualified to treat critically ill patients with cardiac conditions such as acute MI, congestive heart failure (CHF), and cardiac dysrhythmias. Opened in July 2004, the CCU features advanced technology and larger rooms.
Our team of Cardiologists and Vascular surgeons
performs pacemaker insertions, thoracotomy surgery, and other procedures in our Surgical Services Department. These highly trained, board certified physicians are up-to-date in the very latest advances in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. You can be sure that your heart is in the very best of hands.
For more information on our Cardiology Services, call 803-313-3349