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Cardiology Services

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

Urgent 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.

Diagnostic

Surgical Procedures

All open-heart procedures including:

  • Multi-vessel coronary artery bypass
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Mini-Maze, a minimally invasive procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation

Interventional

  • 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

Robotics

  • 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 Rehabilitation

  • Cardiac rehab in Methodist’s 5,000 square foot facility offers an individualized plan of monitored exercise and education in a medically supervised environment.

Chest Pain Center

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.

TAVR

  • 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.