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Heart & Vascular Care

Trust your heart and vascular care to the experienced medical professionals at Adventist HealthCare. From diagnosing chest pain and abnormal heart rhythms to opening blocked arteries and repairing leaky heart valves, you'll find the expert cardiovascular services and treatments you need close to home.

Conditions We Treat

No matter where you live in the Washington, DC metro area—Rockville to Takoma Park and across the Beltway—you can rely on Adventist HealthCare to treat the full range of heart and vascular conditions, such as:

  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) – Chest pain and obstruction of coronary arteries, which may lead to heart attack
  • Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias – Heart rhythm disorders
  • Congestive heart failure – Inability of the heart to maintain adequate blood flow throughout the body
  • Heart tumor – Unusual growths in the heart
  • Heart valve conditions – Malfunctions of the aortic, mitral or tricuspid valves that regulate the flow of blood through the heart
  • Vascular blockages and conditions that affect circulation in arteries, veins and blood vessels

Services We Offer

Expect top-quality care for your heart and circulation system at Adventist HealthCare. Our board-certified cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional radiologists and cardiothoracic/vascular surgeons work together to deliver comprehensive, award-winning heart and vascular care that includes:

  • Accredited Chest Pain Centers – Recognized nationally as first in Maryland and Montgomery County to deliver quick response for emergency heart-related situations at Adventist hospitals in Rockville and Takoma Park
  • Diagnosis and testing – Advanced tools and technology to assess your heart or vascular condition
  • Electrophysiology – Evaluation of various abnormal heart rhythms
  • Heart and vascular surgery – Extensive range of minimally invasive and open procedures for a wide range of cardiovascular conditions
  • Interventional cardiology – Combines cardiac catheters and X-ray technology to see inside the heart and perform corrective procedures through tiny incisions
  • Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) – Innovative, non-surgical approach to help manage chest pain when surgery or medications are not options
  • Cardiac rehabilitation, recovery and support – Accredited, comprehensive programs of monitored exercise, as well as health education and assistance to help improve your quality of life
  • Heart and vascular research and clinical trials – Access to the latest research on new treatments and therapies for heart and vascular conditions through the Adventist HealthCare Center for Cardiac & Vascular Research
  • Heart Health Resources – Information on community heart health programs as well as online risk assessments, articles, health tools and calculators available through your computer, tablet or mobile device

Minutes Matter So Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of Heart Attack

Know the warning signs of heart attack. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or a loved one experience:

  • Chest pain, pressure or a strange feeling in the chest
  • Sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain, pressure or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, upper belly or in one or both shoulders or arms
  • Lightheadedness or sudden weakness
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat

Learn more about heart attack in our online health library.

Call 9-1-1 -- Get Help Fast

Time = muscle. That's the critical equation when you or a loved one experience the symptoms of heart attack. And that's why you want to call 9-1-1 immediately. The faster you get treatment for blocked arteries, the less damage to your heart muscle and the better your chances for a full recovery.

When you call 9-1-1, your heart attack diagnosis and treatment starts in the ambulance through LifeNet, the emergency communications network for ambulances of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) send your electrocardiogram (EKG) results to our cardiovascular experts at Adventist HealthCare. That means you get help fast—even before you arrive at one of our hospitals. With test results in hand, we can activate our cardiac catheterization teams to take care of you immediately.

Learn how two local residents survived life-threatening heart attacks by calling 9-1-1.

Put Your Heart in Expert Hands at Adventist HealthCare

Ask your doctor to make a referral to the heart and vascular specialists at Adventist HealthCare or find a doctor online. To speak with a member of our experienced cardiovascular team or schedule an in-person appointment, call 1-800-642-0101.

Minutes Matter!

If you or a loved one experience chest pain, call 9-1-1 now. That's the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment at an Adventist HealthCare Accredited Chest Pain Center.

Signs of a Heart Attack

Three-Star rating for heart surgery by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

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Among the top 10% of hospitals nationwide to achieve a Three-Star rating, the highest rating for heart surgery.

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