Baptist Medical Group Cardiology
Is your heart in the right place?
Located in the center of your body, your heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body. Every time your heart beats, its muscles squeeze. This is the mechanism that pumps blood through your arteries and veins. Without it, you can’t live.
By choosing Baptist Medical Group physicians who specialize in cardiology, you’re ensuring your heart is in the right place. Our cardiologists are experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of serious and potentially life-threatening heart and blood vessel problems.
You can put your heart in the right place. All you have to do is trust it to Baptist Medical Group.
What do Baptist Medical Group cardiologists do?
Baptist Medical Group cardiologists have special training and expertise in identifying, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. These health care professionals meet with patients who experience such symptoms as chest discomfort, heart attack, high blood pressure, shortness of breath or irregular heartbeat.
While cardiologists typically perform a general physical exam that includes checking blood pressure and weight and listening to the heart, lungs and blood vessels, they also perform additional tests and services. These may include the following:
- Heart health check-ups
- Stress testing
- Ultrasounds of the heart and blood vessels
- Coronary angioplasty
It is important to note that Baptist Medical Group cardiologists do not perform cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries. Physicians who have the proper training and expertise perform these types of surgeries.
Baptist Medical Group cardiologists also may aid in the prevention of heart problems by recommending prevention plans that include lifestyle changes and/or medicine. Common recommended lifestyle changes include weight loss, improving nutrition, smoking cessation and exercise.