• Bypass Surgery

    Bypass Surgery

    Also known as coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), bypass surgery is a treatment option for patients with coronary artery disease. During this operation, a cardiovascular surgeon bypasses the blocked artery with a healthy artery from another part of the body.

  • Heart and Vascular Disease

    Symptoms of a Heart Attack

    It’s easy to delay action when a heart attack occurs for this simple reason: You may not think it’s a heart attack. Sudden, dramatic “Hollywood” heart attacks do occur. But a heart attack may also begin with mild pain or pressure in the chest. Recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack can help you know when to dial 911 for yourself or a loved one, and increase the odds of quickly having life-saving blood flow restored to the heart muscle.
  • Treatment and Prevention

    About Your Coronary Bypass Surgery

    Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is an operation used to treat blockages in the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood. When a heart artery is blocked, it can cause chest pain or discomfort and other unpleasant symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, or dizziness. A blocked artery can also cause a heart attack.

    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Cardiac rehabilitation programs help participants resume a healthy lifestyle after a cardiac event and include monitored exercise, education and counseling about cardiac risk factors, and psychosocial support. Studies have shown that participants who complete cardiac rehab programs have better odds of a longer life than those who don’t complete a program.

    Interventional Cardiologists and Your Care Team During Angioplasty, Stenting and Other Interventional Procedures

    During balloon angioplasty, stenting and other catheter-based heart treatments, a specialist called an interventional cardiologist performs the necessary procedure.

    Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

    Innovations in cardiovascular care are constantly creating effective, less invasive methods for treating and preventing cardiovascular disease. The days when little could be done to combat heart and vascular disease are long over. Whether you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or wish to minimize risk factors you may have, your doctors and other healthcare providers can work with you to identify the best choices for you among a range of treatment and prevention options.

    Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease

    The first step in the process of diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease is a visit with your doctor to describe and discuss your symptoms, including their impact on your daily activities, how long you have noticed them and how often they occur and under what conditions.
  • Tests and Diagnostics


    An angiogram is a diagnostic procedure that provides detailed, x-ray pictures of your heart and its blood vessels. It is performed by a specially trained cardiologist, called an interventional cardiologist.
  • Jack Hatley - Young Heart Attack Survivor Overcomes Stressful Recovery

    One of the last things on Jack Hatley’s mind the day after he turned 37 years old was heart disease. Fortunately, when he began experiencing the heart attack, he knew to seek help. The stents he received saved his life, but they were just the first step in his recovery. To learn how he made a full recovery - both physically and emotionally - and where he found help, read his story.