Cardiac Electrophysiology Services:

  • Cardioversion
  • Radio Frequency Ablation of SVT(Supra Vetricular Tachycardia) and VT (Ventricular Tachycardia)
  • Cryo Ablation
  • Heart Failure Device therapy
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Lead Extraction
  • Life Vest
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation procedure (Atrial fibrillation ablation)
  • Loop monitor implant
  • Intracardiac Echocardiogram
  • Signal Average ECG
  • Lipid clinic/cardiovascular prevention:
 This clinic is run by Dr. Barry Tedder , board certified in lipidology and a member of the national lipid association which tries to prevent heart disease by aggressively managing the causes of heart disease which include high cholesterol and trigylcerides, metabolic syndrome with high triglycerides which is a prediabetic state, obesity, and high blood pressure.  We focus on assessing your risk through testing such as advanced lipid testing with the Berkley panel and  CT calcium scoring.
We work with you with lifestyle change recommendations for weight loss as well as medical treatment.  Paula Jackson, RNP  is the lipid nurse who follows up with you to continue to maintain a health lifestyle free of cardiovascular events.
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  • Peripheral vascular disease:
Treatment of claudication which is pain in the calf , thigh , or buttocks with walking that can be due to blockage in the arteries to the legs.  Other symptoms include leg weakness  or the sensation of the leg giving out when walking.  When it is advanced, rest pain in the foot and leg and foot sores and ulcers can occur that might lead to amputation if blood flow is not restored.

We specialize in diagnostic testing such as exercise and resting arterial dopplers, ct angiograms of the legs , and  peripheral arteriograms to diagnose the problem. We then can treat with balloon angioplasy, laser or diamondback atherectomy,  and stenting of the arteries to the legs. Complete occlusions of the leg arteries can often be crossed with different techniques including the avinger wildcat crossing device and then opened with balloons. Other options include surgical bypass of the leg arteries.
The people at most risk for pvd are diabetics, smokers, and elderly and should have proper exam of their feet and pulses.
Abdominal anuerysm, which are enlargement of the abdominal aorta to the point it can rupture and cause death can be treated by Dr. Havdala with stent grafts or surgical repair. Stent grafts are done though a small  a catheter or sheath in leg artery.

  • Coronary intervention procedures:

 

  1. Balloon angioplasty
  2. Drug eluting stents and non drug eluting stents
  3. Laser atherectomy
  4. Intravascular ultrasound
  5. Doppler flow wire
  6. Closer devices
  7. Angiojet thrombectomy and aspiration catheter thrombectomy
  8. Filter wires
  9. Therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest patents to limit brain damage
  • Congestive Heart Failure Clinic:

CHF clinic is  run by Dr. Darlene Shipman, advance nurse practitioner.
We treat patients with congestive heart failure in a patient oriented way to prevent readmissions to the hospital and maximize treatment .We strive to keep our patients well by closely monitoring home weights , blood pressure, and symptoms and making timely adjustment in treatment.

 

  • STEMI Network:

In order to limit heart damage and the subsequent problems of congestive heart failure, we have partnered with St. Bernards to develop a regional STEMI network. Stemi means ST elevation myocardial infarction which is the most serious and life threatening kind of heart attack.  Our goal is to get the patient from first medical contact [ emergency room or ambulance ] to having the blood vessel opened up with balloon angioplasty within 90 minutes. Achieving his  golden time interval limits the amount of heart damage and improves the patients chances of survival and a quality life. We have set up protocols and cut out waisted time in emergency rooms by having ambulances bypass the local er if they recognize this type of heart attack by and ekg taken when the ambulance picks up the patient.  This means the patient needs to recognize the symptoms of heart attack early and call and ambulance. This may be chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, arm , neck or jaw pain, sweatiness and nausea and even generalized weakness or fatigue.

 

Call Cardiology Associates for more information at 870-935-6729