Heart and vascular care in Niceville, Florida
At Twin Cities Hospital, we offer cardiovascular testing to aid in the prevention and management of heart and vascular disorders. Our cardiologists also provide emergency cardiac care when patients in Niceville and Crestview, Florida, need it most.
For more information about cardiac testing, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (850) 729-9468.
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Heart and vascular conditions we diagnose
We offer heart screening and imaging services to diagnose cardiovascular conditions, including:
- Cardiac masses
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attacks
- Infective endocarditis
- Myocardial disease
- Pericardial disease
- Valve disease
Coronary artery disease
Coronary arteries are the major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients. Coronary artery disease develops when these arteries become damaged or diseased. Coronary artery disease is often caused by a buildup of deposits of cholesterol and plaque.
Heart screening and imaging
At Twin Cities Hospital, we offer medical imaging exams to diagnose cardiovascular conditions. Physicians determine which tests are most beneficial for each patient.
Nuclear stress test
Nuclear stress tests are used to diagnose coronary artery disease. Compared to an exercise stress test, a nuclear stress test can help better determine a patient's risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event. Nuclear stress tests are also used to guide the treatment of heart disorders.
A nuclear stress test uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to create pictures that show the blood flow to the heart. This test measures blood flow while the patient is at rest and after exertion to show areas with poor blood flow or damage in the heart.
If you have symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath, a nuclear stress test can help determine if you have coronary artery disease and how severe the condition is. Ask your doctor for a physician's referral.
Echocardiograms (ECHO) create graphic outlines of the heart's movement. ECHO tests involve using ultrasound technology to create pictures of the heart's valves and chambers to evaluate the pumping of blood from the heart and across the heart's valves.
We use echocardiography to:
- Assess the overall function of the heart
- Determine the presence of many types of heart disease
- Evaluate the effectiveness of medical and surgical treatments
Emergency heart treatment
At Twin City Hospital's emergency room (ER), we offer 24/7 emergency cardiac treatment for patients experiencing heart attacks and other cardiac emergencies.
Critical Care Unit
We provide 24/7 individualized care to patients recovering from cardiac events and major surgery in the Critical Care Unit. Our critical care team is made up of registered nurses who closely monitor patients and offer medical management with a caring approach.