Your front-line heart care providers
Heart health is critical to your well-being. That’s why Aurora BayCare cardiologists provide comprehensive care with your best interests at heart.
Think of your cardiologist like a symphony conductor, devising a total plan for treatment and orchestrating your heart care.
Cardiologists treat patients with heart and vascular disease. They are your front-line heart care providers, working with you from prevention, to diagnosis, and ongoing medical management.
Ensuring Your Heart Health
If you’re diagnosed with a heart condition, our cardiology team works together to determine the right treatment plan for you.
Aurora BayCare cardiologists have a broad range of tools to identify and manage heart disease. We use the latest evidence in diagnostics, cardiac medications, cardiac procedures, and lifestyle management to improve your condition and ensure your heart health.
We offer proven, effective nonsurgical treatments whenever possible. Many patients with symptoms of heart disease will do well when treated with medication and lifestyle adjustments. When specialized interventions are needed, we coordinate your care plan and follow-up treatment.
Here, your cardiac care doesn’t end with an initial treatment plan or surgery. Ongoing management enhances your long-term heart health and protects your independence.
Our team of cardiac specialists is one of the largest in the region. As part of our multidisciplinary Heart, Lung and Vascular Center, they are regularly collaborating with physicians from a range of disciplines. This integrated approach ensures you get access to the best possible care.
We also offer the best care for your children, through our children's cardiology services.
We give our patients access to a wide variety of cardiology tests and therapies:
- Cardiac catheterization – for diagnostic and interventional treatments
- Cardiac imaging – includes echocardiography, cardiac CT, MRI and nuclear imaging
- Heart disease prevention – proactive management to maintain your health
- Genetic counseling – identify your risk for a hereditary heart condition and find out how you might respond to certain medications, based on genetic testing
- Comprehensive Heart Failure Clinic – ongoing support to manage your condition and reduce further health complications
- Heart disease treatment – includes surgical interventions and implantable cardiac support devices
- Electrophysiology – to treat heart failure and arrhythmias
Preventive Cardiac Care
Everyone is at risk for heart disease. Everyone. Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in both men and women.
Don’t wait until you have symptoms. Most people who die of heart disease have no symptoms—or don't recognize the symptoms—until they have a fatal heart attack or stroke.
Early detection is crucial. We have several low cost assessment options and screening tools available, so we can see you while you’re still feeling well…and then help keep you that way!
Our cardiologists can determine your risk and then help you manage your heart health. You can get started by focusing on the heart healthy choices that help prevent heart disease.
Understanding Heart Disease
Just what is heart disease?
Often used interchangeably, the terms “heart disease” and “cardiovascular disease” cover a wide range of conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels. These conditions include atherosclerosis (a build of up plaque on the artery walls), congestive heart failure, artery and vascular diseases, heart rhythm disorders, and heart valve problems. Each of these conditions affects how your heart works and how well oxygenated blood reaches your other organs. Any form of heart disease can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Genetic Counseling for Heart Disorders
Cardiac genetic counseling helps you learn about how a hereditary heart condition affects you and your family. Find out if you've inherited a serious heart disorder, and find out what an inherited condition could mean for your children or other family members. A genetic counselor can help you with decision-making regarding medical management and preventative care. Your genetic test results will also help your doctor identify the best medications to manage your inherited heart condition.