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Heart and Vascular Care

The Northshore’s premier heart & vascular care delivered with love

When it comes to affairs of the heart, Lakeview Hospital is where you want to be.

Ranked in the top 10% of all hospitals that participate in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®), Lakeview Hospital has been providing our Covington neighbors with superior patient care for over 40 years. Our team of experienced, dedicated specialists uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of cardiovascular conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels.

40+ years of award-winning, cost-effective healthcare

900 highly trained, dedicated healthcare providers

24/7 cardiac care services

Schedule your appointment with one of our Heart and Vascular Care providers today.

Cardiac care

Cardiac care involves medical management and surgical treatment for problems affecting your heart, arteries, and blood vessels. Common cardiac conditions include everything from coronary artery disease (also called CAD) and heart muscle disease to arrhythmias, heart attacks, and congenital defects.

Know your risk

Knowing your level of risk for developing a heart condition is half the battle of managing it. Some common risk factors include:

  • Family history of heart disease.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High LDL (bad) cholesterol and low HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • Obesity.
  • Physical inactivity.
  • Smoking.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Uncontrolled stress and anger.

If you have any of these risk factors, along with some of the symptoms that could signal a potential heart problem, consult a cardiologist as soon as possible.

If you’re concerned about your heart health or feel that your lifestyle choices might put you at a higher risk for a heart attack, take the CAD risk assessment, then follow up with your doctor or a heart specialist. This is a free, quick assessment provides a personalized report outlining your risk factors as well as suggested next steps to improve your heart health.

Symptoms to watch for

You’re unique, so depending on your age and other factors, your symptoms may differ from the next person’s. But some similar warning signscan alert you to a potential heart problem, including:

  • Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in your chest, arm, or below your breastbone.
  • Extreme weakness or anxiety.
  • Frequent nausea or dizziness.
  • Irregular heartbeats or palpitations.
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing when resting or during mild physical activity.

If any of your symptoms are ongoing or if they come on suddenly, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Vascular care

Vascular care is medical management and surgical treatment for problems affecting blood circulation outside the heart and brain — meaning, in your legs, arms, neck, and kidneys.

Our team of experienced vascular doctors and surgeons is skilled in a range of diagnostic and interventional cardiology services. Common conditions we treat include everything from blood flow issues related to diabetes, varicose veins, and pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) to peripheral artery disease (PAD), stroke, and carotid artery disease.

Learn more about Vascular Care

Heart attack symptoms

Is it a heart attack or indigestion?

Decoding the pain in your chest can be challenging. Chest pain caused by a heart attack can feel like heavy pressure or discomfort, or it can feel like fullness, heartburn, or indigestion. The pain can be intense or mild, and can last for more than a few minutes or it might go away and come back. And every

Know the signs

In addition to the heaviness and pressure felt in your chest, other common symptoms may include the following:

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
  • Feeling unusually tired for no reason, sometimes for days (especially for women).
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Racing pulse (your heart may pound even when you’re at rest, or it might not stop racing after you’ve been active).
  • Pain in one or both arms.
  • Pain in your jaw or possibly in your back, shoulders, neck or upper part of the stomach.
  • Sweating (sometimes a cold sweat).

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Learn more about heart attacks

Fast-track emergency services

On the Northshore, we like to take life slow. But when it comes to heart problems, you need to act fast.

If you think you may be experiencing a heart emergency, go to the Lakeview Hospital Emergency Room immediately. No matter how you arrive — by ambulance or through the emergency room doors — you’ll be fast-tracked as soon as you arrive. Our Heart Center team works with the ER doctors to diagnose your symptoms, suggest treatment options, and transfer you directly into the appropriate care program.

Full diagnostic imaging services

Time is of the essence when it comes to heart and vascular issues. That’s why our facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic scanning equipment that provides doctors with high-quality images in as little as five heartbeats.

We also perform echocardiograms, nuclear medicine imaging, and stress testing, and our full-service cardiovascular interventional catheterization lab is available 24/7 for all necessary blood work with less wait time.

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Care Assure

Care Assure is Lakeview Hospital’s commitment to excellence in follow-up care for patients. Clinically trained Nurse Navigators support patients after discharge from the hospital. They are your go-to resource for wellness coaching, answers to questions, and help with follow-up appointments.

Our Care Assure program improves the medical management of your complex heart and vascular diseases and enhances the continuity of care, streamlining the intervention process.

Structural heart program

Structural heart conditions are problems that occur within the heart’s tissues or valves. They can occur at birth (congenital abnormality) or later in life. Once diagnosed, these conditions should be addressed quickly by a structural heart care specialist.

Patients can be referred to the Structural Heart Center by their primary care doctor or cardiologist (heart doctor). Our team works with referring physicians to provide individualized care that caters to your medical history and personalized risk factors. We will identify the best treatment options to repair your structural heart abnormality and monitor your long-term health after treatment.

Learn more about our structural heart program

Comprehensive services and treatments

They say variety is the spice of life. We think you should save the spices for your gumbo, but we do offer a variety of services and treatments to meet your heart and vascular health needs.

  • Our Arrhythmia Institute is the place to go if you have irregular heart rhythms and need an implantable device like a pacemaker or defibrillator.
  • Our Electrophysiology Laboratory uses the latest biplane technology to provide reliable, highly detailed images with the lowest radiation output.
  • The Surgical Institute features two suites dedicated to cardiovascular patients who need surgical procedures.
  • The Cardiovascular ICU/SCU/Telemetry units offer top-notch post-operative care.
  • Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Services program is available to help you on your recovery journey after a cardiac event or procedure.

Whatever your heart or vascular needs, our team of doctors, nurses, and specialists will work with you to get you back on your feet, doing the things you love most — with a healthier heart.

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