Cardiovascular care in Pulaski, Virginia

Living with heart disease or a heart condition can lead to a multitude of other health problems and keep you from participating in normal, everyday activities. The experienced cardiologists at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski are dedicated to accurately diagnosing your heart problem and helping you get the right care, whether you have a chronic condition or are experiencing a cardiac emergency.

To learn more about our heart services or to find a cardiologist, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (877) 242-2362.

Recognition


Our emergency room is open 24/7 for health emergencies, including heart attack care. We have been recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology for providing the highest level of care to patients experiencing acute coronary syndrome, or reduced blood flow to the heart.

Chest pain treatment

When heart emergencies arise, you need medical care you can trust. At LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, we offer fast, coordinated heart attack care. Our emergency care team is ready 24/7 to offer lifesaving support in critical times of need.

Chest pain can mean many different things. As such, it is critically important to know the symptoms of a heart attack so you can act quickly if one arises. We know how to diagnose and treat chest pain with a variety of different tests and procedures, so you should take action if you recognize any of the below:

  • Chest discomfort that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back (You may feel uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.)
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms
  • Pain in your back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Nausea
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Lightheadedness
If you or a loved one is experiencing heart attack symptoms, call 911 immediately.

Cardiac imaging and testing

A thorough, accurate diagnosis is essential to crafting an effective treatment plan. To identify cardiac conditions, we use various tests including:

  • Echocardiogram (ECHO)⁠ — uses ultrasound to create moving pictures that examine heart muscle function in order to determine the effectiveness of previous surgical procedures or diagnose heart disease and heart valve complications
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) — uses electrode patches to measure, heart rhythm, blood flow, high electrolyte abnormalities or to determine whether you are having a heart attack
  • Holter monitoring — portable electrocardiogram that uses electrodes attached to the chest to continuously record the heart's electrical activity for a period of 24 hours or longer

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HCA Virginia cares

The HCA Virginia network of hospitals and specialties comprises one of the largest and most well-respected medical groups in the country. Patients turn to HCA Virginia for their cardiology needs because our broad network of doctors and facilities work together to ensure that no matter where you live, your heart health needs can be met. By starting with one of our cardiologists, you gain access to the entire HCA Virginia cardiac care program and the quality care that comes with being part of our network.

Cardiology at HCA Virginia

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