Heart Health

Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States. Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco smoke, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes.

Diagnostic Care

At White River Medical Center, our medical staff includes cardiologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating patients with heart disease. Services available include cardiac consultation, cardiac catheterization and stents, stress testing, pacemaker and automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) implantation as well as lipid management and management of arrhythmias and other heart conditions.

Diagnostic Cardiology

  • Calcium Scoring CT — Scan of the coronary arteries for blockage or narrowing due to calcified plaque buildup, thus evaluating the risk for heart attack.
  • Cardiac Catheterization — Requires a thin plastic tube inserted into an artery and guided to the heart to deliver contrast material for x-ray images.
  • CT Angiography (CTA) — Used to diagnose and/or monitor blood vessel disease, aneurysms, blockages, or similar conditions.
  • Echocardiogram (Echo) - An ultrasound of the heart used to exam at the structure and function of the heart. 
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) - This test measures the electrical activity of the heart. 
  • Treadmill Stress Test — Monitors heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and electrical activity of the heart at increasing levels of difficulty.
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EP Studies) — Tests the electrical activity of the heart to determine the source of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
  • Holter Monitor - The Holter monitor is a portable device that measures the activity of the heart continuously for a period of time as prescribed by the Cardiologist.  
  • Nuclear Medicine Stress Test — Uses small amounts of radioactive material to trace cardiac activity during rest and exercise.

Physicians use the information from diagnostic tests and procedures to determine the best course of treatment. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation, referred to as cardiac rehab, is a program of structured exercise and education for patients with heart disease. Benefits of the program include improvement in endurance, learning how to control your heart disease and education for you and your family. The three-phase program brings together health care professionals to help you improve your quality of life.

Cardiac rehab patients who want to continue workouts may join the Fit For Life program. This program is covered by some insurance plans. For more information, please call (870) 262-6168 or toll free at (866) 466-8166

Ask your doctor to refer you to our cardiac rehab program, or call us at (870) 262-6168 or toll free at 1-866-466-8166 for more information.

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