Advanced Heart Care at Covenant Health in Tennessee

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A heart attack is caused by a blockage that limits blood flow to the heart.

Coronary blockages may be complete (resulting in what is called a STEMI heart attack) or partial (causing a non-STEMI heart attack). Deprived of oxygen, the heart muscle begins to die. Immediate medical attention is required to remove the blockage and restore blood flow to the heart.

Four of Covenant Health’s hospitals provide advanced heart attack care. Fort Sanders Regional, Methodist and Parkwest Medical Centers and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System each exceed cardiac treatment goals from the American Heart Association. For the past several years these hospitals have exceeded national standards for times from hospital arrival to balloon(insertion of a device to open a blocked artery), appropriate treatments and medications, and referrals to cardiac rehab.

In addition to heart attack care, Covenant Health offers comprehensive cardiac care, including outpatient diagnostics, open heart surgery and structural heart care. Covenant Medical Group also has eight cardiology and cardiovascular surgery practices at 22 office locations, making specialized heart care available throughout our region. Covenant Health offers cardiac rehabilitation, an important part of optimal recovery for patients who have experienced heart attacks or other cardiac conditions or events. It is offered at all nine Covenant Health acute-care hospitals, and several programs are accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for excellence in patient care.

Several Covenant Health hospitals have been honored with Get With The Guidelines® –Mission: Lifeline designations from the American Heart Association.

Advanced Technology and Procedures
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With as much good as TAVR surgery does, I don’t know why anybody who’s having problems wouldn’t do it.

Roy Ogle, Covenant Health’s First TAVR Patient


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Dr. Riedel saved my life. He was the one who made the call, just for peace of mind, to do that heart cath. The hospitals are just the best I’ve ever been in, I’ve never had a bad experience.

Chris Tatum, Covenant Patient

Heart Catheterization

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Cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has helped strengthen my heart and helped renew my spirit.

Jessie Hood, Covenant Patient

Cardiac Rehabilitation

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