Your Cardiovascular Health Needs
Conditions and Symptoms Treated
At Trinity Heart and Vascular Group, we’re focused on improving your cardiovascular health.
We treat a wide range of cardiac conditions and symptoms in our Johnson City and Greeneville offices, and our specialists have extensive experience in treating acute, chronic, and complex cardiac cases.
Below is a list of common symptoms and conditions that we treat.
[If you are experiencing perceived cardiac symptoms, such as severe and ongoing chest pain, shortness of breath, stroke-like symptoms, or anything else that causes immediate concern to you, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1, as we only offer non-emergency, outpatient appointments.]
What We Treat
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We treat patients who don’t yet have a diagnosis, but have symptoms that are most likely heart-related, such as:
- Chest discomfort (i.e., tightness, pressure, heaviness, and/or pain) with or without activity
- Shortness of breath
- Palpitations or sensation that the heart is ‘racing’
- Dizziness, faintness, or loss of consciousness
- Limb pain with activity
- Unexplained fatigue with activity
- Essential Hypertension: This is the most common type of ‘high blood pressure.’ We help patients obtain adequate blood pressure control, including those who require multiple medications.
- Pulmonary Hypertension: This is high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs), which can cause many of the common cardiac symptoms listed above.
We treat patients who have recently had cardiac testing — such as EKG, echocardiogram, stress test, etc. — with test results that indicate the heart may not be functioning normally.
Patients with abnormal test results should be evaluated in order to identify the underlying cause.
We treat patients who have been previously diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) by a cardiologist.
We also treat patients who are suspected to have this condition (based on an exam from a primary care physician or other specialist).
CHF is often caused by untreated cardiac conditions, including (but not limited to) high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, and coronary artery disease.
CHF can also be caused by severe and uncontrolled diabetes, kidney disease, and/or thyroid disease.
If CHF is left untreated, it increases the risk of kidney damage and fluid buildup in the lungs and extremities, and can be fatal.
We treat patients who have been diagnosed with heart murmurs, including those who require multiple medications.
Heart murmurs are caused by turbulent blood flow (i.e. blood that doesn’t flow smoothly through the heart).
Murmurs can be harmless (e.g., due to physiological factors) or dangerous (e.g., due to Valvular Heart Disease), depending on the underlying cause.
For that reason, it’s best to promptly determine the underlying cause to assess whether there are any risk factors.
We treat documented heart valve problems, such as Valvular Heart Disease, including those who have undergone prior heart valve surgery or intervention for this condition.
Valvular Heart Disease is due to one or more of the heart’s main valves being damaged or diseased. If left untreated, this condition increases the risk of stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, and/or heart failure.
We treat patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), including those who have had a prior heart attack, stent, and/or bypass graft surgery.
CAD is caused by a buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries — the arteries that supply blood to the heart. If left untreated, CAD increases the risk of heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, stroke, and/or heart failure.
We treat atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias or conduction disturbances. In patients with these conditions, we assess whether they need a permanent pacemaker or cardiac defibrillator implantation.
Cardiac Arrythmia and Atrial Fibrillation cause an irregular heartbeat, and if left untreated, they increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and/or heart failure.
We treat Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), including disorders of the carotid, abdominal, and/or extremity arteries.
PAD is a condition involving the arteries that are responsible for transporting blood from the heart to the head, arms, legs, and organs. In PAD, these arteries become narrowed or blocked due to plaque buildup.
If left untreated, PAD can increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, and Coronary Artery Disease.
PAD commonly causes limited blood flow to the legs, which can lead to leg muscle pain, leg numbness, and foot or leg sores if left untreated.
In very severe cases, untreated PAD in the leg arteries can increase the risk of developing Gangrene, which can necessitate amputation of the foot or leg.
We treat various types of Cardiomyopathy, which is a heart muscle disease that prevents the heart from efficiently pumping blood to the rest of the body.
If left untreated, Cardiomyopathy increases the risk of developing arrythmias, heart valve issues, and/or heart failure.
We treat Pericardial Disease, which is inflammation of the pericardium (the protective sac around the heart).
If left untreated, this condition increases the risk of heart failure.
For patients who have recently been hospitalized and treated for a heart attack (also known as “Myocardial Infarction”), we provide follow-up care after being discharged from the hospital.
Follow-up care is essential in minimizing risk of further cardiac complications, and is important for making sure that any prescribed heart medications are working properly.
We also provide:
o Risk assessment for athletic competition or exercise program
o Second opinion for cardiac-related issues
o Post-discharge hospital follow-up for cardiac-related issues and procedures
If you live in northeast TN, the surrounding areas, or even out of state, we’re ready to assess your cardiac conditions or symptoms in a compassionate environment.
* Please note that the content on this page is purely informational and educational. The information on this page is not all-encompassing, and should not be used to diagnose, treat, and/or assess risk of any known or suspected cardiovascular conditions, or any other type of health issue. Any information found on this page should not replace the advice of a qualified medical professional.
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