Heart disease is used to describe several types of heart conditions. Stone County Medical Center offers outpatient cardiology services for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart disease.Board-certified Cardiologists are available by appointment at the SCMC Specialty Clinic located on the hospital’s first floor.
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Family History
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Physical Inactivity
- Tobacco Use
Cardiologists may use one or more diagnostic tests to diagnose heart disease and determine the most effective treatment plan.
CT Angiography – This diagnostic test uses an injection of contrast material into the blood vessels and a CT Scan to produce images of the heart and surrounding blood vessels.
Echocardiogram – An Echocardiogram uses ultrasound to create an image of the heart.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) – An EKG measures the electrical activity, rate, and regularity of the heartbeat.
Holter Monitor – Patients may be asked to wear a Holter Monitor to record information from the heart over a period of time.The monitor records how fast the heart is beating, where the rhythm of the heartbeat is steady or irregular, and the strength and time of the electrical impulses passing through the heart.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation are programs of structured exercise and education with heart and/or lung disease.Your rehab team includes an Exercise Physiologist, Registered Nurse, and a Pharmacist to help patients learn how to manage their condition and improve their health. A physician referral is required for Cardiac and Pulmonary rehab.Medicare and most commercial insurance providers will cover the costs of the program and our staff will assist in confirming your insurance coverage.For more information about Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, call(870)262-5040.