Methodist Medical Center treats all aspects of heart disease. Our award-winning cardiology services begin with the human touch – dedicated cardiologists, nurses and technicians. They combine extensive skills with the latest technology in bypass surgery, angioplasty, stenting, emergency treatment and rehabilitation.
Methodist is a Covenant Health “valve center” and offers the full continuum of heart-related care
- One of the first chest pain centers in the area
- First hospital in the area to implement a hypothermia protocol which lowers a patient’s body temperature after cardiac arrest to reduce the risk of brain damage.
- Echocardiography lab
- Cardiac stress lab
- 64-slice CT, which can capture images of the heart and coronary arteries in as little as five heartbeats
All open-heart procedures including:
- Multi-vessel coronary artery bypass
- Endoscopic vein harvesting
- Mini-Maze, a minimally invasive procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation
- Cardiac catheterization lab
- Electrophysiology services
- Minimally invasive transradial procedures, which are currently utilized by only 5 percent of medical centers nationwide
- Only medical center in East Tennessee using the Impella device, the world’s smallest heart pump, for cardio septic shock and in high-risk heart procedures
- Da Vinci robotics system available to cardiovascular surgeons who can perform procedures such as repairing faulty heart valves laparoscopically rather than through an incision and subsequent opening of the patient’s chest.
- First in East Tennessee to repair a hole in the heart robotically.
- Cardiac rehab in Methodist’s 5,000 square foot facility offers an individualized plan of monitored exercise and education in a medically supervised environment.
Patients with chest pains receive noninvasive cardiac monitoring and 24-hour nurse observation. They remain as long as necessary in a safe, quiet, comfortable environment. The Chest Pain Center is located in the Emergency Department.
What is Methodist’s Chest Pain Center?
- It’s an observation and treatment unit open 24 hours daily in the emergency department.
- Patients are seen in triage first, then taken to the acute area of the emergency department where it can be quickly determined if the patient actually is having a heart attack. If the patient does not have evidence of a heart attack, the patient can be placed in the Chest Pain Center for extended observation to look for more subtle evidence of heart disease.
- The center is a group of rooms in a quiet section of the emergency department.
- It’s where blood tests, EKG’s and possible stress tests are ordered and where pain is monitored.
- It’s available to individuals in need of immediate attention.
- The center helps get acute patients into the hospital system more quickly.
- It reduces unnecessary hospital admissions.
- The Chest Pain Center serves Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane and Scott counties.
- Covenant Health hospitals are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac-related health issues. Learn more about Cardiac Care and a new procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR.