Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. Cardiologists are physicians who specialize in treatment and prevention of these disorders. Capital Medical Center provides a full range of cardiology services. We can also assist you in finding a physician. Click on this link to be directed to our medical staff directory to find a cardiology specialist.
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If you experience a sudden onset of chest pressure, “indigestion,” or trouble catching your breath, CMC encourages you to call 911 and not delay treatment. CMC’s Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day by Board-certified emergency room physicians and nurses trained in emergency care. Thurston County Medic One paramedics use Physio Control Life Pak 11 monitor/defibrillators to provide a hospital-quality electrocardiogram (EKG) in the patient’s home or the medic van. Diagnostic quality, computer-interpreted 12-lead EKGs can be transmitted over phone lines to the CMC Emergency Department where the emergency physician and cardiologist begin diagnosing and treating the patient before arrival at the hospital. This ensures that we get you the fastest treatment we can provide.
This is an exam where your cardiologist injects X-ray contrast dye to show blockages or narrowing inside of your coronary (heart) arteries. This exam will help your doctor see if you need addition treatment such as stent placement or coronary bypass surgery.
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
This is a non-surgical procedure where your cardiologist can open narrowed or blocked vessels by using balloons and stents to restore blood flow to your heart. A stent is a wire mesh tube that that is inserted into the artery this helps hold the artery open and decreases the chance of it narrowing again.
This is a small device that is placed under the skin in your chest. It is made up of two parts a generator (battery) and wires (leads). This device helps control or regulates your heartbeat when your body needs help.
Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
This is a device that is placed under the skin in your chest to help reduce the chance of death from an abnormal heart beat (arrhythmia). This device monitors your heart and delivers electricity to your heart to re-establish a normal heart beat.
Cardiologists can see the structure and condition of the patient’s coronary arteries and recommend appropriate treatment.
This is a test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create images of your heart. This test shows your doctor many things about your hearts including; size, shape, structure, and pumping strength also if your hearts valves are working properly.
This is a test that measures the electrical activity of your heart. Each heart beat sends a wave of electricity through your heart, an ECG records this activity.
This is a non-surgical procedure where cardiologist or Interventional radiologist opens blood vessels to restore blood flow to your extremities. Doctors may use balloons and or stents to help keep your vessels open and decrease the chance of them narrowing again.