Cardiac Services at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Fort Sanders Regional Heart Center is Your Award-Winning Choice for Cardiac Care
When you’re searching for comprehensive heart care services, you’ve come to the right place. Fort Sanders Regional’s Heart Center is ready to offer you comprehensive cardiovascular services that cover the continuum of your heart care needs.
From testing services to cardiac rehab, advanced diagnostics, interventional technologies, to cardiovascular surgeries, our extensive menu of cardiac care options are customized to meet your unique needs. We also offer clinical trials, to remain on the cutting-edge of cardiac care services.
When you or a loved one receive cardiac care at Fort Sanders Regional, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your heart is in the expert hands of those who truly care.
What Cardiac Services are Offered at Fort Sanders Regional?
At Fort Sanders Regional, we’re on a mission to provide residents of East Tennessee with the comprehensive, cutting edge cardiac services you need and deserve. Our Heart Center has been recognized and awarded for the extensive, top-quality cardiac services we provide.
Cardiac services at Fort Sanders Regional include:
- Cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons
- Cardiac diagnostics
- Digital catheterization lab
- Hybrid operating room
- Cardiac specialty unit
- Cardiothoracic surgical unit
- Telemetry control services
- Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
Advanced Cardiac Diagnostics
You may have heard the phrase: “time is muscle.” This refers to time being a crucial component in heart attack survival. During a heart attack, blood flow to the heart is limited, depriving this muscle of its vital supply of oxygen-rich blood.
Typically, the faster you receive medical care in the event of a heart attack—the better your chances for recovery. This is why a fast, accurate diagnosis is so important when it comes to treating heart attacks.
At Fort Sanders Regional Heart Center, we’ve made fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks our top priority.
We’re proud to offer you the best diagnostic tools and expert staff who are highly skilled in recognizing and treating heart attacks when they occur.
Some of the advanced tools we use to diagnose and treat cardiac conditions include:
- Advanced 64-slice CT scanner—which captures incredibly precise images of the heart in just five heartbeats.
- Echocardiography— which uses ultrasound to produce a moving cardiac image in real-time.
- Nuclear stress tests—which can pinpoint difficult-to-detect problems in the heart’s outer covering.
- Electrocardiograms—which we use to obtain and confirm reliable diagnostics.
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Treatments
Because we’re invested in providing you with the best in state-of-the-art comprehensive cardiac care services, we always stay current with the best treatments and procedural options available.
Our expert physicians are well-trained in minimally invasive advanced cardiac procedures—meaning you can receive the top-quality cardiac care you need with less pain and recovery time.
Minimally invasive cardiac procedures offered at Fort Sanders Regional include:
- All-digital catheterization—which gives cardiologists unprecedented image clarity to view hard-to-see blood vessels with less radiation exposure for patients and physicians.
- Radiofrequency ablation—which treats atrial fibrillation with radio waves.
- Drug-eluting stents—which open blocked arteries and help prevent recurrence.
Our expert physicians actively participate in clinical trials of new cardiac devices, advanced surgical procedures, and medicines for a wide range of heart conditions. By doing so, we fulfill our mission to stay on the cutting edge of cardiac research and care methods and tools.
Heart Failure Resources and Information
We believe knowledge is power. That’s why we developed a resource booklet for patients living with congestive heart failure. This booklet includes important information about heart failure, and how it’s diagnosed and treated. It also offers helpful lifestyle tips to help those with heart failure remain healthy and active.
The booklet also contains tracking sheets to record information that will be helpful for you and your healthcare provider, and a list of related resources and services within Covenant Health.
Award-Winning Cardiac Care
Fort Sanders Regional has received recognition from the American Heart Association. The distinctions they’ve awarded our Heart Center include:
Mission: Lifeline® – Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award
This designation means that we continue to provide excellent care to patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Mission: Lifeline® – NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award
This designation means that we implemented specific quality improvement measures to continue to provide excellent care to patients who suffer heart attacks.
Hear the Story of a Real Covenant Health Cardiac Care Patient
Polly is a real live cardiac patient who shared her story of receiving care in the Covenant Health family of healthcare facilities. We’re proud to care for the heart health of the wonderful residents of Tennessee, like Polly.