What is a Cardiologist?
Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions, diseases, and disorders affecting the cardiovascular system. They perform tests and procedures such as heart catheterizations and placement of pace makers
Why would I schedule an appointment with a Cardiologist?
As heart disease is one of the major health issues in the U.S., it’s important to know when to see a cardiologist. Here are some possible reasons to see a cardiologist
Recommendation from another physician — Your doctor may tell you that you need to see a cardiologist. Don’t put it off, take their referral seriously
Heart pain, chest pain or chest tightness — Chest tightness refers to a heaviness or ache in the chest. Chest tightness can indicate coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, or pericarditis (swelling of a membrane that surrounds the heart)
Family history of heart disease — If someone in your family has experienced heart disease or had a heart attack, you need to be aware of the risk factors and might need to talk to a cardiologist
Starting a new exercise program, especially after age 40 — People who engage moderate or intense physical activity have a slightly increased risk of heart attack or cardiac complications
Dr. David Lemon
Dr. A. Nasser Khan
Dr. James Lovell
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Cardiology at Greater Regional
Greater Regional provides cardiology services with a comprehensive team to better understand disorders of the heart and blood vessels.