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Find a Cardiologist
As one of the leading cardiac specialists in Northeast Ohio, North Ohio Heart provides a full continuum of care. Our team of cardiac experts and clinical researchers are dedicated to providing the highest-level of cutting-edge cardiac care to every patient.
Our non-invasive cardiac care focuses on screening and prevention through the use of diagnostic testing and lab work. We also provide diagnostic tests to identify current disorders of the heart and develop a plan for minimally-invasive treatment.
Our invasive cardiology team performs diagnostic procedures like cardiac catheterization to find blockages of the arteries.
North Ohio Heart interventional cardiologists perform more advanced procedures, including balloon angioplasty or stent placement to opening blocked arteries in your heart, legs or kidneys.
Our electrophysiologist utilizes the newest technology to treat arrhythmias, including ablation and placement of internal cardiac defibrillators or pacemakers.
Utilizing the most current diagnostic equipment, North Ohio Heart’s nuclear cardiologists diagnose heart disease in a non-invasive way. Nuclear cardiology can assess and evaluate the pumping functions of your heart, blood flow and conceptualize location of a previous or impending heart attack.
Predict Your Risk of a Heart Attack
What does a cardiologist do?
A cardiologist diagnoses and treats diseases related to the cardiovascular system. Cardiologists perform tests and procedures like heart catheterizations, angioplasty or inserting a pacemaker. Cardiologists also review the medical history of patients and carry out physical examinations to determine their overall cardiovascular health.
While visiting with patients, cardiology doctors check their patient’s weight, heart, lungs, blood pressure and blood vessels to ensure that everything is working properly. Cardiologists compile years of training in various aspects of healthcare because they’re also trained in internal medicine. To become a cardiologist in the United States, it is necessary to complete four years of medical school, three years of training in internal medicine, and at least three years specializing in cardiology.
Your cardiologist will work in tandem with your primary care physician to determine if you’re at risk for heart disease, and they will put together a heart care plan that’s right for you.
When to see a cardiologist
Heart disease is often referred to as a silent killer. It can emerge with no preemptive symptoms prior to the heart attack or stroke occurring. This is why it’s important to see a cardiologist in order to determine your risk factors and pursue preventative measures to avoid cardiovascular issues. Below are seven of the most common reasons for scheduling an appointment with your local cardiologist.
You should see a cardiologist if:
You are experiencing chest pain
You have high blood pressure
You have a high cholesterol level
You have gum disease
You have diabetes
You are a smoker
You have a family history of heart disease
If one or more of these risk factors for heart disease apply to you, you should see a cardiologist about your heart health. Your cardiologist can pinpoint the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease, diagnose whether you have a heart condition, and find a way to treat heart and blood vessels.
What services do cardiologists provide?
Cardiologists provide non-invasive cardiac care services that focus on screening and prevention. Other services include invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology that involves more advanced procedures like balloon angioplasty, stent placement or cardiac catheterization and angiogram, along with electrophysiology to track your heart rhythms, or something as simple as a chest X-ray.
Cardiologists also provide nuclear cardiology services that help diagnose heart disease in a non-invasive way. A coronary calcium score or a chemical stress test can provide critical information about your heart. You can even find out about your risk of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.
How to find cardiac specialists near me
The best way to find a cardiologist is to start with your primary care doctor’s recommendations. It’s also important to look for a cardiologist who is board-certified and local so that it’s easy for you to visit. You will want to check with your insurance carrier to make sure the cardiologist is covered by your insurance.