We care for:
- Blood clots
- Chest pain
- Congestive heart failure (when the heart isn't strong enough to pump blood as well as it should)
- Coronary artery disease (the heart doesn’t get enough blood because blood vessels are narrow or blocked)
- Heart attacks
- Heart health for both men and women
- Heart murmur (you hear an extra or strange sound when listening to your heartbeat)
- Heart problems that you might have been born with
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol and high triglycerides (fats in the blood that can lead to heart attack or stroke)
- Problems with the speed or rhythm that your heart beats (often called atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias or palpitations)
- Shortness of breath
Our philosophy of care is that there’s no such thing as no.
That means that if someone doesn’t feel well, we’ll do all that we can to see them today. If they need a test, we’ll do all that we can to get them the tests they need as soon as possible. Patient care is our priority.
This kind of care is truly supported by ProHEALTH as an organization. We can send patients for tests as late as midnight; there’s a sense of availability of patient care that’s been my personal attitude my entire career.
We really do take care of the whole patient–not just their cardiac symptoms. We’re highly integrated with other departments. For example, there’s an extraordinary team of endocrinologists right down the hall who take same day appointments, so we can provide full diabetes management. This is crucial because we know today that the best practice in preventative care is to be highly integrated for optimal cardiovascular results.
And we can share information seamlessly through electronic health records across the ProHEALTH computer network.
I’ve always enjoyed the preventative aspects of medical care, and ProHEALTH enables me and my fellow physicians to work together with the critical goal of elevating the overall level of patient care and patient experience.
- Several monitoring tests to check the health of your heart
- A test to see how well blood flows through the arteries in your neck (carotid Doppler)
- A test that uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart (echocardiogram)
- Heart monitors that you wear at home
- Heart monitors that are placed in your body, by an operation
- A test that uses special cameras to look for damaged or dead heart muscle (nuclear stress test)
- A test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of your heart (echo stress test)
- A test that records the electrical signals your heart makes (electrocardiogram, or EKG)
A word from our expert
'"At ProHEALTH cardiology, we don’t just take care of you when you’re sick. We work just as hard to help keep you healthy. We work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to care for the whole 'you' so you can live your healthiest life possible."
– Louis Gleckel, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Disease
Frequently asked questions
We suggest you see a heart specialist if you are having any of these problems:
- High cholesterol
- A family history of heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Chronic gum disease
You should also see a heart specialist if you smoke, have diabetes or are starting a new exercise program.
Note: If you are having more serious chest pains, call 911.OR
All of our cardiologists are board certified. This means we have the skills, advanced tools and technologies to offer high-quality care.
We do all of our tests in a comfortable, non-hospital setting. If needed, we can refer you to other doctors quickly and easily so you get care right away.OR
Bring a list of your current medicines and any past medical records.
If you are visiting us for the first time, you can save time by filling out forms before your visit.OR
The most common tests are:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) — a test that records the electrical signals your heart makes
- Holter monitor — a device you wear to keep track of your heart rhythm
- Stress test — a test to measure the strength of your heart
All of these tests are safe and simple.OR
This is a heart test that records the electrical signals your heart makes. It can show if you have uneven heartbeats or an enlarged heart.OR
This test uses sound waves to look inside your heart. It can show the size and strength of the heart and any unusual thickness. It can also show whether the four heart valves are working correctly.OR
We put monitors on your chest and ask you to exercise on a treadmill. If you cannot exercise, we give you medicine to make your heart act as if you are exercising. Either way, this test shows how your heart works and if any of the main blood vessels are blocked.
All of these tests help us learn how to best care for your heart.OR
Yes. Our pediatric cardiologists have special training to care for patients as young as newborns. We see them in an office that's made just for them, and has the latest testing and technology available.
We care and test for:
- Heart disease that children are born with or get after they are born
- Problems with the speed or rhythm that the heart beats (arrhythmias or palpitations)
- Chest pain and murmurs
We also see kids to make sure they can be in sports and take other medicines.
To see a pediatric cardiologist, call 1-516-622-6052.OR