Diagnosis & Treatment
Cardiac diagnostic testing is a very important tool for detecting heart disease. St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital offers complete, centralized cardiac diagnostic services including echocardiography, catheterization lab, recovery and cardiology support services in one unit, providing patients, families, staff and physicians a convenient, pleasant environment.
The cardiac group at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital is made up of two components: cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Cardiologists are clinicians and specialists in internal medicine who have had several years of additional training in cardiovascular disease. They rely on history taking, background assimilation and physical examination to determine the presence and extent of heart disease. When the medical evaluation indicates that a procedure is necessary, the cardiologist has a number of procedures from which to choose, both non-invasive and invasive.
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital is a leader in the diagnosis of cardiac and vascular disease – using the most current diagnostic techniques and technology. With digital echocardiography equipment and new imaging technologies, our patients receive some of the most advanced cardiovascular diagnostic care in Michigan. And referring physicians appreciate our commitment to streamlined patient scheduling, quick test performance and report generation.
- Echocardiography—including Two-Dimensional and Three Dimensional Echo, Transesophageal Echo (TEE) and Doppler Studies
- Nuclear Adenosine Imaging
- Imaging Studies
- Stress Testing—including Stress Echocardiography and Pharmacological Stress Testing
- Holter Monitoring (Dynamic Cardiogram)
- Event Recorders
- Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
- Pacemaker Clinic
- Coronary CT Angiography (Heart Scan)
- ABi Exams
- Segmental Pressures
- Pulse volume recording
With state-of-the-art technology and highly trained cardiovascular interventionalists, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital offers one of Michigan’s top Invasive Cardiovascular programs. Physicians from across the country and around the world travel to Providence to learn the latest interventional techniques.
- Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
- Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
- Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Intracoronary Stenting
- Mechanical Rotational Atherectromy (MRA) and Directional Coronary Atherectomy (DCA)
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Carotid Stenting
- Peripheral Angiography
- Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of lower extremities
- Renal Artery Stenting
- Peripheral Artherectomy
The physicians and staff members at St. John Macomb Hospital use the latest electrophysiology techniques to diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythm and heart failure. From cardiac resynchronization therapy using special biventricular pacing devices, to three-dimensional mapping, to catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, our highly trained caregivers led by Electrophysiologists are not only using the latest techniques, they are helping develop them.
- Diagnostic Electrophysiologic Studies
- Loop Recorders
- Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias
- Implantation of Automatic Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD)
- Implantation of Pacemakers
- Implantation of Heart Failure Biventricular Pacing Devices
With state-of-the-art surgical facilities and the area’s most experienced cardiac surgeons, St. John Macomb is a leader in advanced surgical procedures. Our doctors have years of experience in cardiovascular surgery – having performed thousands of open heart surgeries and coronary angioplasties.
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
- Valve Repair and Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation
- Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm Repair
At St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center, we offer many community education classes to help you prevent cardiovascular disease. And, if you’ve already developed cardiovascular disease or had cardiovascular surgery, our cardiac rehabilitation program provides exercise, education and emotional support for heart patients.