Continuum of Care/Clinical Services

The CVINJ offers leading edge technology such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, ventricular assist devices and intra-coronary radiotherapy as part of a full spectrum of cardiac services including:

Preventive Cardiology Services 

  • Cardiovascular Disease Screening
  • Lipid Clinic
  • Blood analysis to determine lipid levels, including a comprehensive cholesterol evaluation.
  • Long-term management of hypercholesterolemia
  • Evaluation of diet and nutritional counseling
  • Exercise conditioning and support, including consultation with an exercise physiologist.

Emergency and Cardiac Intensive Care

  • Rapid triage, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment ranging from medical therapy to evaluation for heart transplantation or heart-assist devices

Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation

  • Participate in clinical trials of virtually all investigational Heart Failure drugs and devices currently being evaluated in the United States
  • Heart Failure Disease Management Program
  • Available non-pharmacologic approaches include cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, defibrillators, coronary revascularization, valve repair and replacement
  • Cardiac transplantation and implantable mechanical devices

Women's Heart Center

  • Provide inpatient consultation and outpatient care to women with heart disease, hypertension and hyper cholesterolemia
  • Educate health care professionals and the public on how to recognize symptoms of heart disease in women
  • Conduct research aimed at more effectively diagnosing, preventing and treating women as well as understanding how heart disease differs between the sexes

Diagnostic Services

  • Laboratory: Lipid risk profile, complete blood count, electrolyte studies and automated chemistry profile
  • Electrocardiography: ECG, treadmill stress test, signal-averaged ECG, holter monitoring and event monitoring
  • Interventional Cardiology: Angiography
  • Radiology and Nuclear Medicine: Cardiolite and thallium, persantine and dobutamine imaging, gated wall motion and thickening studies, ejection fraction and volumes and cardiac MUGA - multiple gated acquisition
  • Ultrasound: Two-dimensional echocardiogram, with color flow Doppler, stress echocardiogram, carotid and upper extremity ultrasound, peripheral imaging (arterial/venous) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

Treatment Services

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery: CABGs, repair of defects in the heart septum, repair and replacement of defective heart valves, volume reduction surgery, laser TMR procedures and transplantation
  • Interventional Cardiology: Balloon angioplasty, balloon valvuloplasty, insertion of pacemakers, primary PTCA, insertion of vascular stents, laser recanalization and thrombolysis
  • Vascular Surgery: Peripheral vascular interventional/surgical procedures, atherectomy balloon angioplasty, bypass grafting, embolectomy/thrombectomy, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stent-supported angioplasty, laser recanalization and stent implantation

Rehabilitation Services

  • Phase II Program
  • Phase III Program
  • Psychological Support Services