Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men. But many people are not aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, too. In fact, more women than men die from heart disease every year.
IASIS Healthcare in Utah offers a team of primary care physicians, nuclear cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, and heart surgeons. These medical professionals provide comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary care and help treat heart disease. By providing affordably priced disease screening services and offering the latest in advanced interventional procedures, we raise the bar for women’s cardiac health services in Utah. Women’s cardiovascular health services are available at:
- Salt Lake Regional Medical Center (Salt Lake City)
- Davis Hospital and Medical Center (Layton, Roy)
- Jordan Valley Medical Center (West Jordan)
- Pioneer Valley Hospital (West Valley City)
(Please note, not all services are available at every hospital and clinic location.)
Heart Conditions Treated
Your doctor may evaluate, diagnose, and treat a comprehensive range of cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. From basic noninvasive screenings to cardiac catheterization and intravascular ultrasounds, women in Utah have access to a full array of cardiac diagnostic tools through our IASIS hospitals and medical staff. In addition, we offer Interventional cardiology which is subspecialty of cardiology. Interventional Cardiology uses minimally invasive catheter-based techniques for treating diseases of the heart and vascular system. Many of these lifesaving procedures are performed on an outpatient basis in IASIS hospitals throughout the Wasatch Front.
And finally, should you need cardiovascular surgery, our award winning program based at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center offers cardiothoracic surgeons who perform a number of minimally invasive and open heart surgeries, including minimally invasive coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Below are the heart conditions we diagnose and treat:
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Blocked arteries (Heart, Neck & Legs)
- Carotid Artery Disease / Stroke
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Attack
- Heart Failure
- Heart Valve Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
- Pulmonary Hypertension
HeartView Scan for Coronary Artery Disease
A HeartView Scan takes just ten minutes, but could save your life. The test is totally painless and noninvasive. During a HeartView Scan, a medical professional uses a 64-slice CT scanner to evaluate the coronary arteries, which supply the heart with blood. A radiologist reads the scan, looking for signs of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries. The HeartView Scan is then examined by a board-certified internal medicine physician. If any signs of coronary artery disease are present, then the internist will follow up to see if you have a cardiologist who can help you. To learn more, visit www.myheartscan.com.
ABI Screenings for Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects one in 20 Americans over the age of 50. Risk is especially high for women who smoke or have diabetes. Patients with PAD have a more than 1 in 5 chance of being hospitalized or dying from heart attack, stroke, or another cardiovascular related event within one year. Remarkably, these odds are actually lower for patients with established heart disease. Perhaps one explanation for this surprising fact is that most women are unaware that they have PAD until they experience severe symptoms. Physicians at IASIS Healthcare in Utah are actively addressing this issue by offering $30 leg screenings. These ABI screenings may improve early detection rates of PAD.
An ankle brachial index (ABI) test is a painless, noninvasive test that compares blood pressure in the legs with blood pressure in the arms. Significantly lower blood pressure in the legs may indicate the presence of peripheral artery disease. Symptoms of PAD include:
- Intermittent claudication (pain/cramping when walking)
- Red, cool, shiny skin on one lower leg or foot
- Painful, non-healing foot/leg ulcers
- Numbness or weakness in the leg
For more information call 866-431-WELL (9355).