Cardiologists at Ascension Medical Group Borgess Heart Institute Dowagiac deliver specialty care for your heart including symptoms of heart disease.
When your energy level is different than usual, your heart starts racing or you have symptoms of a heart disease, we’re here to help. Your cardiologist helps you recognize how other factors, such as reflux, medications and other health treatments, can affect your heart. We use heart imaging tests, cholesterol tests, heart enzyme blood tests, EKG, and blood pressure monitoring to detect all types of heart disease — irregular heartbeat, leaky heart valve, clogged coronary artery, and more.
If you are experiencing symptoms of heart disease, contact your doctor. Symptoms may be different between men and women:
For a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
Cardiologists provide specialty care for arrhythmia and other heart rhythm disorders. We focus on helping you reduce your risk for stroke and heart attack. A common type of arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib. Having AFib increases your risk for a stroke or transient ischemic attack (also called a TIA or mini-stroke). If you have AFib, your doctor may evaluate you for the Watchman™ device. This procedure offers an alternative to the lifelong use of Warfarin for people with AFib not caused by heart valve problems.
Ascension Medical Group Borgess Heart Institute provides cardiovascular treatments, including: