From sophisticated testing for early diagnosis and treatment, to interventional treatments that clear blocked arteries, the experienced heart team at Holy Cross Hospital – Salt Lake provides high-quality, compassionate care for a wide range of heart and vascular conditions.
Our comprehensive cardiology services include chest pain response, cardiac catheterization, treatment for arrhythmia, diagnostic Imaging, heart surgery, cardiovascular intensive care and the latest stroke-risk implant procedure.
Early detection is the key to treating heart disease, and a heart screening is a noninvasive way to detect health problems before symptoms occur.
The scan, which takes approximately 10 minutes, uses a state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner to measure the amount of “plaque” in the coronary arteries. Plaque is the substance that builds within the walls of the arteries and can cause a heart attack if the arteries become blocked.
Call 801-350-4451 to set up your heart screening today.
If your primary care provider has detected a potential problem with your heart or blood vessels, you may be referred to a cardiologist at Holy Cross Hospital – Salt Lake. During an initial evaluation, your cardiologist may ask about your medical history, lifestyle and other information. Diagnostic tests may include:
- 24-hour event monitoring
- 64-slice CT scanner
- Arterial color flow Doppler
- Cardiac catheterization
- Chest and abdominal X-rays
- Echocardiography (heart, neck, abdomen)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- Intracardiac/intravascular ultrasound
- Lab-blood tests
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear cardiology
- Pacemaker and defibrillator checkup
- Stress/treadmill testing
- Transesophageal echocardiogram
Interventional cardiology is a branch of medicine that uses a minimally invasive catheter-based approach for treating diseases of the heart and vascular system. For many patients, an interventional procedure is preferable over an open-heart procedure because there are usually fewer risks and complications, less blood loss, a faster recovery and proven results.
The following interventional procedures, among others, are performed in two catheterization labs at Holy Cross Hospital – Salt Lake:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs
- Balloon angioplasty and stent placement
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Electrophysiological investigations
- Heart valve surgery
- Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation
- Radiofrequency ablation
Have you started to notice bulging, twisted or discolored veins in your legs? Maybe your skin has a shiny red color or feels hot to the touch. Many people write off these signs and symptoms of varicose veins as a sign of aging. However, these painful vein problems can be quite serious.
While varicose veins might be the most visible kind of peripheral venous health problem, they’re only one of many potentially life-threatening conditions such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
We offer the following diagnostics designed to help you care for your veins:
During an ABI test, blood pressure cuffs are placed on the arms and ankle. If the ankle blood pressure reading is significantly lower than the arm blood pressure reading, then your ABI results may indicate the presence of PAD.
A painless vascular ultrasound uses a small, handheld transducer that bounces sound waves off the veins. These sound waves are recorded and then used to create an image of the blood vessel, revealing blockages, narrowing and other health issues.