Heart Services

Risk Assessment
  • Lipid testing (a more precise blood test that measures all components of cholesterol)
  • Blood pressure screening

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Noninvasive Diagnostic Test
  • Electrocardiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Nuclear cardiac imaging
  • Holter monitoring studies
  • Peripheral vascular imaging


Cardiac Catheterization
St. Francis Medical Center has 3 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories offering the following services: 

  • Coronary angiography (creates images of arteries to determine thickening)
  • Coronary angioplasty (placement of slender devices called stents to expand vessels)
  • Peripheral arterial anioplasty (arteries in the abdomen, legs, or neck

 

Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Electrical study and correction of heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmia)
  • Pacemaker implantation to correct slow heart rates
  • Defibrillators and other electrical corrective devices to prevent death in patients with serious heart disease
     
Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques for bypass and valve repair
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart Valve repair and replacement

 

Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery of the aorta and peripheral vessels
  • Minimally invasice vascular surgical techniques (arteries in the abdomen, legs, and neck)
     
Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • A comprehensive program of education and monitored exercise to help people who have experienced cardiovascular disease including heart attack, bypass surgery, or angioplasty
  • The goal is to set and attain a goal for healthy living and symptom management
  • Physician referral is required