Many of these tests are performed on an
Echocardiogram - uses sound waves to provide
information about heart function, heart
structure and the valves.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) - provides a
recording of the electrical activity of the
heart. This test is often performed during
routine physicals, evaluation before surgery and
when patients experience chest discomfort or an
irregular heart beat.
Holter Monitoring - provides a continuous EKG
of the heart's activity during a 24-hour period.
Stress testing - It is often important to
evaluate how the heart performs during various
levels of activity (stress). To help detect
heart disease in its earliest stages we offer a
variety of exercise and medication induced
stress testing options. Your physician will
determine which test is right for you.
At Truman Medical Center we are prepared to
diagnose and treat coronary artery disease
before, during or after your heart has been
affected by blockages in the arteries in our
state-of-the art invasive laboratories.
Narrowings in the heart arteries can often be
opened using small metal coils, called stents.
Once adequate blood flow is restored, symptoms
such as chest pressure with exercise may be
relieved so that you can return to an active
productive life style.
Our staff are skilled at a variety of
advanced technologies that can be used during
cardiac catheterization. Our cardiologists will
choose the treatment that is right for you.
There is no cure for coronary artery disease.
Interventional procedures such as coronary
stents or bypass surgery are treatments, not a
cure. Truman Medical Center believes that once
blood flow is restored to the heart muscle
through intervention or surgery, it is our role
is to help patients minimize further disease
progression. Cardiac Rehabilitation offers
patients the opportunity to better manage their
risk factors such as high cholesterol, high
blood pressure, obesity, inactivity and smoking.
We start at the time of hospitalization. Once
discharged, the cardiac rehab staff helps
patients improve their exercise capacity; gain
understanding of how to manage their disease;
and modify their lifestyle while improving heart
Heart failure can be a challenging condition
to manage. This chronic, often progressive
weakening of the heart pump can interfere with
the ability to lead a fulfilling, active life.
Hospital admission to adjust medications and
relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath is
not unusual for people living with heart
Proactive management of heart failure reduces the need for hospital
stays by recognizing and reacting to symptoms before they further
compromise wellness. The Heart Failure Clinic at TMC offers frequent
regular evaluation before symptoms necessitate hospitalization. Working
together, the patient and health care team can reduce the need for
hospital stays by recognizing and reacting to symptoms before they
further compromise wellness.
TMC will teach patients to monitor their numbers, provide patient
education, encourage compliance with medical regimen including
medications, weight monitoring and diet/exercise. Our goal is to
decrease recurring patient hospitalizations.
Pulmonary Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the lung
arteries. While rare, it is a lifelong illness that requires close
medical management. Pulmonary Hypertension is a challenging diagnosis
for both the patient and the physician; there are few centers in
Missouri who have mobilized the multidisciplinary resources needed to
manage this condition.
TMC's Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic brings together medical
specialists and resources that can help patients lead physically active
lifestyles. Together Pulmonologists, Cardiologists, and Pharmacists will
help you by developing a medical treatment plan to effectively diagnose
and treat your condition. We can help you navigate through the good days
and the bad days often reported with this condition. In addition to
providing disease management and education, TMC offers a supervised
cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program to help you improve your
respiratory and overall physical conditioning.
When a hospital stay is necessary for heart or vascular patients, TMC
has two telemetry units which provide specialized care for patients who
need continuous heart monitoring, and a Cardiac Critical care area
Our Coronary Care Unit (CCU) provides a close nurse to patient ratio
in a private, quiet setting where you will be constantly monitored. Our
patient's and their families love the personalized care they receive
from our nursing staff. The waiting area offers privacy, comfort, and
support for our patient's family while staying in the ICU.
When ready to increase activity and mobility, the Telemetry Unit
provides wireless cardiac monitoring to allow patients to resume some of
their normal activities while recovering. Patients are continuously
monitored in the privacy of their room or while taking a walk in the
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