Besides blood tests and a chest X-ray, tests to diagnose heart disease can include,
Wellstar cardiac rehabilitation includes a thorough evaluation, then a plan of monitored exercise, lifestyle education and emotional support designed just for you. Exercise improves cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength through low-impact activities and resistance training. Lifestyle education empowers you to break bad habits, like smoking and overeating, and adopt healthy habits, like exercise and proper nutrition. Emotional support helps you manage stress and learn to cope with heart disease.
Wellstar providers emphasize a prompt, seamless transition from an incident or hospitalization to rehabilitation. Patients who are hospitalized for a cardiac-related illness will meet with a Wellstar cardiac rehabilitation educator while in the hospital to be introduced to the program. Following release from the hospital, patients will begin a regular program of monitored exercise and lifestyle education as soon as medically appropriate as determined by their physician.
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A collaborative, comprehensive program focused on evaluating and treating patients with advanced and complex structural heart problems, including valvular heart disease.
Procedures include traditional valve surgery and minimally invasive options such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR) and WATCHMAN, a proven alternative to long term Warfarin therapy for stroke risk reduction in patients with nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
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Our nationally recognized cardiovascular team works closely with heart and vascular surgeons and specialists to provide comprehensive, coordinated heart care at medical offices and hospitals throughout the state of Georgia. Our goal is to help you understand what to expect and how to achieve your best heart health.
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Wellstar Kennestone offers a complete spectrum of treatment options for atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia management. We have the most advanced arrhythmia program in the state of Georgia, which includes a comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, advanced surgical options and an outstanding track record of success. We provide a multidisciplinary approach to address many aspects of care in one location, resulting in improved care coordination and better patient outcomes.
- Convergent ablation is a new, minimally invasive approach to restore a normal heart rhythm in patients with persistent AF without requiring chest incisions or ports, lung deflation or dissections. Over an 80% success rate in treating patients with continuous AF, eliminating the need for future ablations
- Advanced ablation procedures including AFib and ventricular arrhythmias
- Comprehensive device implantation, including pacemakers and defibrillators
- Lead extraction center
Wellstar’s interventional cardiologists use specialized imaging and catheter-based treatments to help patients with heart conditions, and ultimately, to save lives. Our interventional cardiologists use highly skilled and minimally invasive therapies to stop heart attacks in patients without undergoing open-heart surgery. We also treat patients with rhythm disorders and structural heart conditions. These defects decrease the cardiovascular system’s ability to work correctly.
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Pediatric cardiologists provide highly specialized care for children with congenital heart defects. They have in-depth knowledge of genetic diseases, which are present at birth. Our child heart experts can evaluate and create comprehensive treatment plans for children and teenagers with congenital heart defects, arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders), cardiomyopathies and heart failure. Wellstar's pediatric cardiology specialists work with a team to provide comprehensive, coordinated care, including pediatric heart surgeons and electrophysiologists (heart rhythm specialists) and occupational therapists, medical geneticists, pediatric nurses and dietitians.
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