From high cholesterol to valve disease, from stroke to heart failure, you're in the right place when it comes to caring for your heart. Below are just some of the conditions we treat.
Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, is a kind of abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia. During Afib, the signal to start the heartbeat is disorganized. This causes the atria to quiver or “fibrillate.” The disorganized signals cause the ventricles to contract irregularly and sometimes quickly.
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) happens when one or more areas of the heart muscle don't get enough oxygen. This happens when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is not able to pump as well as it should. Blood and fluid may back up into the lungs, and some parts of the body don’t get enough oxygen-rich blood to work normally.
When heart valves fail to open and close properly, the effects on the heart can be serious, possibly hampering the heart's ability to pump enough blood through the body. Heart valve problems are one cause of heart failure.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease may affect any blood vessel outside of the heart. Organs supplied by these vessels, such as the brain and legs, may not get enough blood flow for proper function. The legs and feet are most commonly affected.
Aortic aneurysms are a dangerous weakening of the walls of the main artery in the abdomen that can have serious health consequences, including artery ruptures and internal bleeding.
We put all our heart into helping yours.
Our staff of experts at the Heart and Vascular Center employ the latest technology and medical advancements to treat a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, vascular disease, valve disease and more. If your heart needs help, look to the heart care experts at UMass Memorial Health.