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Cardiology

Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.

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Heart Care in Hermitage, Tennessee

From treatment to recovery, we are here to help you with everything from heart attacks to heart disease.

Cardiovascular complications can be just that — complicated. At TriStar Summit Medical Center, we are sensitive to the unique matters of the heart. We offer screenings, cardiac catheterization procedures, electrophysiology studies and even rehabilitation. These services have earned us a reputation for excellence and the distinction of being an accredited Chest Pain Center. This means we can offer you faster, more effective heart care when you need it most.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Cardiology services we provide

Our cardiologists expertly provide patients with a variety of services — from diagnostic testing to cardiovascular surgery — to treat heart attacks, strokes or heart disease.

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a heart imaging procedure used to both diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions. During the procedure, a catheter (thin tube) is inserted into an artery or vein and maneuvered through your blood vessels to the heart. A cardiac catheterization provides your doctor with information on how well your heart works, identifies potential problems and allows for procedures to open arteries that are blocked.

Heart screening and imaging

Our heart care specialists are able to provide a wide range of testing options to determine your cardiac condition, including:

  • Cardiac computerized tomography angiography (CCTA)
  • Cardiac calcium scoring
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Stress testing
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram

Electrophysiology (EP) studies

If you have experienced heart rhythms that are too fast or too slow, an electrophysiology (EP) study can be performed where electrical activity of the heart muscle is recorded. An EP study can also be used to determine the origin of the arrhythmia. Some rhythms may be treated with ablation (burning) of the tissue to cause disruption and, in other cases, a permanent pacemaker may be required.

Cardiovascular surgery

If your treatment plan includes cardiovascular surgery, we partner with our sister facilities in the TriStar Health family of hospitals to provide the best possible surgical treatments for your particular plan of care. We perform:

  • Congenital heart abnormality repair
  • Carotid stenting
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), including minimally invasive
  • Coronary rotational atherectomy
  • Directional coronary atherectomy
  • Endovascular grafting and stenting
  • Off-pump bypass surgery
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Peripheral vascular angioplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve replacement/repair

Implantable cardiac defibrillators implants

Automatic ICDs are devices that can act as pacemakers and provide the heart with an electrical impulse, signaling it to beat when it fails to provide its own impulse. ICDs can detect the onset of heart rhythms that are fatal and can generate an electrical shock to the heart, resetting it into a normal rhythm. These devices are similar to and implanted in the same way as pacemakers, however they are larger in size.

Mobile heart information systems

In critical situations, time is everything. The longer it takes to restore blood flow to your heart muscle, the more damage may occur to the heart. When every second counts, you want information about your heart to reach the physician who can help you as soon as possible.

At TriStar Summit, we use mobile health technology to allow our physicians and clinicians to access live, detailed electrocardiogram (EKG) data and images on their mobile device. This immediate access supports faster, more informed and accurate decisions during cardiac emergencies.

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