Residents of Northwest Oklahoma can receive cardiac care at St. Mary’s Physician Associates. St. Mary’s cardiologists in Enid, Oklahoma, are dedicated to preventing, detecting and treating cardiovascular diseases. Our cardiology health clinic offers both diagnostic and treatment services.
Cardiology Conditions Treated
Patients can receive advanced treatment for a wide range of heart and cardiovascular conditions. Common conditions treated include:
Angina is chest pain that’s caused when there isn’t enough blood flow to the heart. Typically, reduced blood flow is caused by build-up in the arteries. Angina may feel like a heavy or dull pain in your chest, and it may even feel like indigestion.
Arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. This includes heartbeats that are too slow, too fast or inconsistent. It’s usually caused by issues with the heart’s electrical impulses. Sometimes, arrhythmia causes no symptoms at all. Other times, it causes dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and/or having heart palpitations.
Cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects the heart muscle. Oftentimes, it’s passed down genetically and can eventually lead to heart failure. Those with cardiomyopathy may experience shortness of breath, swollen legs and stomach bloating.
Heart failure takes place when the heart doesn’t pump enough blood. When the heart isn’t pumping efficiently, you may experience:
- Chest pain
- Dry cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Frequent trips to the bathroom
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart disease is any abnormality in the heart’s structure caused by a birth defect. The heart could have one or more defects: leaky valves, defective vessels or a hole. There are several different kinds of congenital heart disease. Those born with this medical condition may need heart transplants.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease happens when plaque builds up in the arteries. The blood vessel narrows, and it can cause chest pain, indigestion or shortness of breath. Some may experience no symptoms at all.
Heart Valve Disease
There’s a few different forms of heart valve disease. Many people are either born with heart valve defects or develop them as they get older. Heart valve disease symptoms consist of fatigue, shortness of breath, heartbeat irregularity and dizziness/fainting.
Hyperlipidemia is a fancy way of saying that your blood has too many lipids (fats). When there’s a lot of fat in the bloodstream, there’s a risk of blockages developing in the arteries. Hyperlipidemia requires a blood test; it doesn’t produce any alarming symptoms.
Hypertension is the medical way of saying “high blood pressure.” Diets with excess salt and no exercise can be the cause. It doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms, but it can eventually cause stroke or heart disease if left untreated.
Pericarditis is the swelling of the heart’s thin membrane. It can be the result of a heart attack or viral infection, but the cause is usually unknown. It causes sudden chest pain, but it typically resolves quickly.
Congestive Heart Failure
Like heart failure, congestive heart failure is the result of the heart not pumping blood efficiently. The most common cause of CHF is coronary artery disease. Typical symptoms are chest pain, swollen legs and quickened heartbeat.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease occurs when the arteries that carry blood to the legs are narrowed or blocked. When the circulatory system is blocked, it can cause leg pain, cool skin, thinning skin on legs and/or ulcers.
Peripheral Venous Disease
Peripheral venous disease can take on several different forms, but it mainly causes blood to flow backwards in the veins. Backwards-flowing blood can cause pressure and strain on the cardiovascular system and surrounding tissue. In mild cases, think spider or varicose veins. In more severe cases, think numb legs, dead tissue, pain and/or a weakened pulse.
A heart murmur can be heard with a stethoscope during a check-up. It can sound like ‘whooshing’ or a choppy heartbeat.
Diabetic Wound Treatment
With diabetes, the body may have a hard time healing itself. This is especially true for cuts on the bottom of the feet that can go unnoticed for longer. Small cuts or scrapes can become large ulcers that can threaten the whole limb.
St. Mary’s Physician Associate is proud of the expansive range of cardiology services that are offered at our Enid, Oklahoma, location. We ensure comprehensive cardiovascular care for any and all heart conditions.
Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Services
St. Mary’s Physician Associates offers a wide range of cardiology diagnostic and treatment services, including:
- 160-slice scanning CT
- Cardiac event monitoring
- Carotid ultrasound
- Consultative cardiology
- Coronary calcium score
- Coronary CTA
- CT heart score
- Heart catheterizations
- Holter monitoring
- Nuclear stress test
- Pacemaker and defibrillator clinic
- Peripheral angiography
- Stress testing
- Insertion of a small stent into an artery that allows blood to flow more easily.
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- A program tailored to aid in reestablishing heart health. It includes physical activity, healthy habit education and counseling to introduce healthy coping mechanisms for stress.
- Pacemaker and implantable defibrillators
- A small electronic device that is implanted to help regulate the heart’s function. It prevents the heart from beating too slowly.
Contact St. Mary’s Physician Associates for Cardiology Services
The cardiologists at St. Mary’s Physician Associates provides comprehensive cardiac treatment for patients in the Northwest Oklahoma area. Check insurances accepted at St. Mary’s Physician Associates, what items to bring with you the day of appointment, and new patient forms.