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Heart, Vascular & Stroke Care at Beacon

When you receive heart, vascular and stroke care at Beacon Health System, you get a team of specialists dedicated to your health and recovery.

Your team may include:

  • Cardiologist: A cardiologist specializes in caring for people with conditions and diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists diagnose and treat many diseases, including coronary heart disease, angina, arrhythmias, heart attack and heart failure
  • Interventional Cardiologist: Interventional cardiologists specialize in imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart. Interventional cardiology also includes minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the cardiovascular system.
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon:  A medical doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest.
  • Interventional Radiologist:  In interventional radiology, doctors interpret your medical images and perform minimally invasive surgical procedures through small incisions in the body.
  • Radiologist:  A medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury using medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging and ultrasound.
  • Neurologist:  Specializes in caring for people with diseases and conditions of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord, nerves, muscles and related blood vessels. Neurologists diagnose and treat many diseases, including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, headaches and seizures.
  • Vascular Surgeon:  Highly trained specialists who treat diseases of the vascular system. Your blood vessels — arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart ­– are the roadways of your circulatory system. Without smoothly flowing blood, your body cannot function. Conditions such as hardening of the arteries can create “traffic jams” in your circulatory system, obstructing the flow of blood to any part of the body.
  • Care Coordinators/Navigators:  Experts who direct you and your family to resources that help you manage your care.  Beacon Health System has specialty care coordinators/navigators in Heart Failure, COPD, Stroke, Acute MI and Structural Heart. All of our care coordinators/navigators are nurses that specialize in these areas.
  • Nurses:  You will encounter many nurses throughout your care and treatment: in physician offices, in procedural areas and throughout your stay in the hospital. Your nurses are trained in the specialty and level of care you need.
  • Heart & Vascular Technologists:  Radiology technologists who specialize in the cardiac cath lab and interventional radiology departments. They assist your physician and nurses with your procedure.
  • Echosonographers:  Trained technologists that specialize in echocardiograms or ultrasound of the heart.
  • Radiology Technologists: These are the health care professionals who perform diagnostic imaging procedures such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT scans. Some of them specialize in specific techniques such as cardiovascular-interventional radiography, mammography or sonography.
  • Dieticians:  Clinicians who offer guidance for eating to enhance recovery and guide you to a healthy diet for your medical needs.
  • Physical & Occupational Therapists:  Specialists who help you regain your strength and ability to perform tasks.

Case Manager/Social Worker and Discharge Planners:  Professionals who help you prepare for the care you need after you leave the hospital.

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If you’re looking for a referral or need to talk to us about your treatment options, we’re here to help. Contact us today at 877.227.3440.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Beacon Health System there is a TAVR team that will determine if you are a candidate for TAVR.  Patient’s with aortic valve stenosis can be symptomatic or non-symptomatic.

At Beacon Health System there is a Watchman team that will determine if you are a candidate for Watchman also known as Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). LAAO, also referred to as Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a treatment strategy to reduce the risk of left atrial appendage blood clots from entering the bloodstream and causing a stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Patients with atrial fibrillation are at risk for developing blood clots in the left atrial appendage.

While anyone can be at risk for cardiovascular disease, your risk increases based on age and family history. High blood pressure or unhealthy blood cholesterol levels can also play a major role. Know your Risk

Anyone can have a stroke no matter your age, race, or gender. But the chances of having a stroke increase if you have certain risk factors. Know your Risk

If you are concerned about heart or vascular disease or having a stroke, call your primary care physician to discuss testing options and prevention methods.

An irregular heartbeat is an arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia). Seek urgent medical care if you suddenly or frequently experience any of the signs and symptoms at a time when you wouldn't expect to feel them, such as: shortness of breath, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting or near fainting, and chest pain or discomfort.

If you have an arrhythmia – an irregular heartbeat, or a heartbeat that is too fast or too slow – electrophysiology may be part of the answer. Arrhythmias are actually disturbances in the rhythm of the heart’s electrical system. Our electrophysiology services use the latest technology, including the CARTO System, an advanced computer mapping system that provides a picture of the heart’s electrical layout. Our Cardiologists can assess and discuss with you your testing options.

A multidisciplinary team with extensive experience, advanced technology and compassionate, coordinated care. Meet your cardiovascular teams and the conditions in which they may treat.

About five million Americans have heart failure – a chronic condition where your heart’s ability to pump blood is reduced.

The Heart Failure team prevents unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital admissions, promotes consistency in use of Heart Failure medications and better self-management through patient education and lifestyle changes

If you’ve had a heart attack, heart condition or stroke, you want to do everything you can to take care of yourself. That’s what rehabilitation is all about – helping you get fit and make lifestyle changes that can help keep you and your heart healthy. Learn more about our rehabilitation programs.

Start with your primary care provider to discuss your heart and vascular or stroke concerns. Beacon offers an extensive, multidisciplinary team that your primary physician can refer you to.

Yes, you don’t have to travel far for world-class cardiovascular care.  Whatever your condition or needs, you only trust your heart and health to a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience, advanced technology and compassionate, coordinated care. That’s exactly what you’ll find with Beacon.

Learn about our advanced treatment options, recovery programs, care coordination and much more at Beacon Health System’s Heart, Vascular & Stroke Programs.

Call to learn more.

 877.227.3440