Cardiac Care in Robertson County
As a Certified Chest Pain Center, TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center is highly equipped to handle cardiac emergencies. Our team is able to quickly identify patients experiencing chest pain and provide treatment to stabilize a patient and restore blood flow or prevent further cardiac tissue damage.
Our Cardiac Network
TriStar Health offers a distinguished team of heart and vascular experts who treat over 300,000 patients annually, including those with rare and complex conditions. Our cardiac physicians are experienced in the most advanced diagnostic techniques in surgical, interventional, and treatment procedures, delivered with compassionate patient care. We provide a complete continuum of care for cardiac patients. Our team of cardiologists, electrophysiologists, surgeons, nurses and imaging experts, use the most modern equipment available to ensure the highest quality outcomes for our patients.
Calcium Scoring Test at TriStar NorthCrest
A cardiac calcium test is used to detect a hardening or "calcified" plaque within the arteries of the heart. An advanced CT scan is able to produce a three-dimensional image of the heart to help identify a potential blockage before it becomes a problem.
Many people at risk of heart disease don't have symptoms, so a calcium test may be the best way to identify heart disease early and even prevent a heart attack. If you have any risk factors, and over the age of 50, you may benefit the most from a cardiac calcium test. Talk to your doctor about whether you might be a good candidate for this preventative CT scan.
Risk factors for heart disease include:
- Family history of heart disease
- Increasing age
- Smoking cigarettes
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
The test is painless, lasts only a few minutes, and does not require any special preparations before the exam. The exam does not require you to remove your clothes, be stuck with needles, ingest dyes, or be tested in an enclosed space.
Our cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab houses state-of-the-art cardiac lab equipment used to visualize the arteries and chambers of the heart. The imaging equipment in the cath lab is used in a variety of procedures.
These procedures include:
- Heart catheterization
- Blockages in the kidneys and legs
- Coronary angioplasty
- Pacemaker placement
Cardiology at TriStar Health
Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.Learn about Cardiology