Detection, Prevention, Rehabilitation
Pulse Heart Institute’s Preventive Cardiology focuses on early detection, prevention and rehabilitation of heart disease. Our services are divided into two categories: Primary and secondary prevention.
- Primary prevention is aimed at preventing, or detecting, cardiovascular disease before an event — such as a heart attack or stroke — occurs.
- Secondary prevention services work with you after you have experienced an event, such as a heart attack, heart surgery, angina or stent placement, to help you regain your health and reduce your risk of additional heart-related health problems.
The preventive cardiology team works closely with your primary care physician and/or heart specialist to ensure you are receiving comprehensive care.
How We Help
Pulse Heart Institute’s preventive cardiology services include:
- Cardiovascular stress testing: Stress tests are used to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either an abnormal heart beat or evidence that not enough blood is flowing to the heart. It’s a common test when cardiologists are looking for signs of heart disease.
- Holter monitoring: A Holter monitor is a continuous recording of your EKG — or heart beat — for 24 hours. Since it can be worn during your regular daily activities, it can help your doctor diagnose what is causing symptoms of dizziness, abnormal heart beats or black-outs.
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: Using a special blood pressure measuring device that remains on for a 24-hour period, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring allows us to get a more accurate picture of your blood pressure as you move around, living your normal daily life.
- Cardiac rehabilitation: After you’ve had a heart attack or treatment for another heart issue, our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation specialists create a customized rehabilitation plan for you to help your recovery. Learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation services.
For more information, call Preventive Cardiology at 253-403-1058.