Anticoagulation Clinic is a specialized clinic for patients taking warfarin. The clinic is run by pharmacists who are highly trained in anticoagulation management. Although the majority of patients enrolled in the clinic are taking warfarin, the clinic serves as an excellent resource for patients taking newer oral anticoagulants such as dabigatran (Pradaxa®) or rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) or those needing treatment with injections called enoxaparin (Lovenox®).
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Our cardiac surgeons are skilled in an extensive range of surgical techniques to help restore and maintain the greatest cardiac health possible. Currently, we perform coronary artery bypass surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and valve replacement, complex mitral valve surgery, and apical aortic conduit surgery (for patients who are not candidates for traditional aortic valve surgery).
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Coronary CT - Angiography (CCTA)
Our cardiologists call on a number of highly specialized diagnostic tools to help them can identify and address virtually any cardiac condition right here in our own community. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a relatively new non-invasive test providing a fairly detailed look at the coronary arteries.
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Our Echocardiography Lab draws on a team of doctors, nurses and cardiac sonographers to offer four distinct types of echocardiograms. Your doctor or allied health professional orders the type best suited to you in order to produce a clear ultrasound image of your heart, then uses that image to evaluate the health of your heart muscle and valves.
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Electrophysiology is the cardiology specialty that diagnoses and treats heart arrhythmia, a disturbance of the heart's normal rhythm that may be serious and even life-threatening. Our electrophysiologists use the most advanced technology to detect, diagnose and treat arrhythmia.
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Interventional cardiology is a field of medicine that uses imaging and diagnostic tools to monitor coronary disorders in heart patients. Our cardiologists evaluate blood flow and blood pressure in the heart valves using imaging tools and equipment as well as other diagnostic techniques. These tests, procedures, and monitoring devices—such as The Watchman©
device and TAVR procedure
—while sometimes combined with medication, help the us treat patients with heart valve disorders, coronary artery disease, endocarditis and other heart conditions.
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Nuclear medicine is an imaging modality that utilizes radioactive materials to show the function of organs or body systems. Kalispell Regional Medical Center also maintains a mobile nuclear medicine unit that travels throughout northwest Montana to serve those populations that may not be able to conveniently reach the hospital. The mobile unit offers many different exams, including cardiac imaging.
Pediatric cardiology involves the study of the heart and its function in infants, children and adolescents, including heart disease and congenital heart defects. Our specialist is located at Montana Children's Specialists
, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
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Pulmonary services help to diagnose and treat lung diseases, chronic respiratory infections and breathing problems. A number of our services are unique to northwest Montana and to the region. We offer interventional pulmonology using minute devices to examine and treat conditions in the lungs. For instance, instead of a lung biopsy that requires major surgery, our specialists can perform a minimally invasive procedure to find cancer and determine whether it has spread.
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The Sleep Center
is a full-service, accredited facility for diagnosing and treating patients with sleep-related disorders. These conditions include difficulties falling or staying asleep, breathing problems during sleep, daytime sleepiness and other abnormal nighttime occurrences. Recent studies have shown that nearly a third of patients in a general cardiology clinic suffer from sleep apnea. Hypertension, electrical heart rhythm disturbances, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension are just some of the conditions that have been associated with sleep apnea.
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