Cardiologists in Hermitage, Tennessee
TriStar Summit Medical Center offers a full complement of cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment options to help prevent, treat and recover from heart disease and stroke. From screenings to cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology studies to rehabilitation, our services have earned a reputation for excellence.
For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.
Fast treatment for chest pain
TriStar Summit is an accredited Chest Pain Center that strives to provide the best possible heart care for patients who enter the emergency room (ER) with chest pain. Our goal is to have patients who are having a heart attack diagnosed and treated within a 30 to 90 minute window, depending on the treatment option that best meets the needs of the patient.
Heart attack symptoms
More than 800,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. The key to survival is recognizing the symptoms and getting fast treatment at a hospital. Early detection and immediate treatment may prevent further injury to the heart or the brain.
Heart attack warning signs may include:
- Chest pressure, squeezing, aching or burning
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
- Unexplained anxiety
- Weakness or fatigue
- Cold sweat
- Pain that travels down one or both arms
- Jaw pain
If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
Critical cardiac data in a heartbeat
In critical situations, time is muscle - the longer it takes to restore blood flow to the heart muscle, the more damage may occur to the heart. When every second counts, you want information about your heart to reach the physician who can help you as soon as possible.
TriStar Health hospitals are the first and only hospitals in Nashville and Middle Tennessee using innovative mobile health technology to view vital information about a patient's heart remotely. At TriStar Summit, this application allows our physicians and clinicians to access live, detailed electrocardiogram (EKG) data and images on their mobile device. This immediate access supports faster, more informed and accurate decisions during cardiac emergencies.
Cardiac catheterization (cath)
Cardiac catheterization is a heart imaging procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions. During the procedure, a catheter (thin tube) is inserted into an artery or vein and maneuvered through your blood vessels to the heart. A cardiac cath provides your doctor with information on how well your heart works, identifies potential problems and allows for procedures to open arteries that are blocked.
If your treatment plan includes cardiac surgery, TriStar Summit partners with our sister facilities in the TriStar Health family of hospitals to provide the precise cardiac surgical services needed for your plan of care. We perform:
- Congenital heart abnormality repair
- Carotid stenting
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
- Coronary rotational atherectomy
- Directional coronary atherectomy
- Endovascular grafting and stenting
- Minimally invasive direct CABG
- Off-pump bypass surgery
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Peripheral vascular angioplasty
- Transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR)
- Valve replacement/repair
Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) are devices that can act as pacemakers and provide the heart with an electrical impulse, signaling it to beat when it fails to provide its own impulse. ICDs can detect the onset of heart rhythms that are fatal and can generate an electrical shock to the heart, resetting it into a normal rhythm. These devices are implanted in the same way as pacemakers, however they are larger in size.
Heart screening and imaging
Our heart care specialists are able to provide a wide range of testing options to determine your cardiac condition, including:
- Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA)
- Cardiac calcium scoring
- Transthoracic echocardiogram
- Transesophageal echocardiogram
- Stress testing
- Nuclear medicine
Electrophysiology (EP) studies
Electrophysiology (EP) studies are studies in which electrical activity of the heart muscle is recorded in patients with heart arrhythmias (heart rhythms that are too fast or too slow). An EP study can also be used to determine the origin of the arrhythmia. Some rhythms may be treated with ablation (burning) of the tissue to cause disruption and, in other cases, a permanent pacemaker may be required.
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