Cardiologists specialize in diseases of the heart, lungs, and circulatory system and treat patients with all aspects of heart disease. Cardiologists diagnose, treat and manage complex conditions such as heart attacks, arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat) and angina. An interventional cardiologist is skilled in the techniques that improve coronary circulation and alleviate narrowing or blockage of the heart valves. These include cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, stent placement and permanent pacemaker insertions.
Living with Congestive Heart Disease
Hawthorn’s Cardiology Department now offers a four-part series on Living with Congestive Heart Disease for patients and their caregivers. The group meets at 11:00 am on Thursdays at 535 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, Entrance A, Conference Center. Meetings cover the course of heart failure and how lifestyle, medication, nutrition and monitoring at home can influence the condition. The next group begins on October 4. Call 508-961-0856 for more information.