Heart disease is a general term that describes a variety of heart ailments, the most common of which is coronary heart disease. Other types of heart disease include cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and stroke.
While most heart-related problems are preventable and/or treatable, heart disease is unfortunately the No. 1 killer of men and women worldwide and in the United States. It is responsible for 40 percent of all the deaths in the United States, more than all forms of cancer combined.
Cardiology Medical Group Practice
The specialists at our Cardiology medical group practice diagnose and treat common and rare cardiac diseases. The Cardiologists order and read a wide variety of non-invasive diagnostic heart tests; perform outpatient electrophysiology studies and pacemakers and implantable cardioverter/defibrillators procedures.
TO SCHEDULE PHYSICIAN CONSULT:
The technicians in our cardiology testing department perform a wide variety of non-invasive diagnostic heart tests to help physicians better understand how each patient's heart is functioning. Tests include Echocardiograms, Electrocardiogram (EKG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Holter Monitoring, Peripheral Vascular Exams, and Stress Testing.
TO SCHEDULE A TEST:
Phone: 802-371-4283 (all scheduling is done through patient registration)
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program offered at Central Vermont Medical Center to help patients to continue their recovery from heart attack, heart surgery, or coronary artery stenting. We serve approximately 170 patients per year. This six to 12 week outpatient program provides monitored, progressive aerobic exercise and education.
TO SCHEDULE A CARDIAC REHAB APPOINTMENT:
Nutrition and Diabetes Counseling
If you are at risk for heart disease or have been diagnosed with heart disease, there are lots of simple ways to protect your heart through healthy lifestyle choices and diet and exercise. Our clinical dietitions can get yoy the help you need to eat healthy, lose weight, quit smoking, and/or manage your diabetes.
Primary Care Services
Having a primary care provider is critical to your overall health. They provides you access to a wide spectrum of health services, including preventive care and chronic care for conditions like hypertension and diabetes. Talk to your primary care provider about any concerns you might have about your heart health.
We encourage you to explore the information we have about Heart Health under the Wellness area of this site.