We offer ongoing management of heart-related conditions and treatments. Our cardiac wellness and management clinics share a common goal: an improved quality of life for our patients.
Anticoagulation (blood-thinning) medication therapy requires close monitoring to prevent bleeding complications. Our specially trained staff provides instruction on appropriate diet as well as medication management and risks.
Just like patients, implanted electrical pacemakers and defibrillators need regular check-ups. Experienced staff members are trained to assess device function, lead integrity, battery status, and more with the help fo state-of-the-art computerized databases and programmers. They can monitor implantable cardiac devices 24 hours a day, wherever patients are. This ability allows our staff to contact the patient's physician and UMMC care team to respond quickly if a life-threatening arrhythmia is detected.
Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of the body in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin or the body's cells do not respond to the insulin produced. UMMC specialists, including a certified diabetes educator, work closely with patients to manage diet and medications to prevent complications from diabetes-related symptoms, including heart disease. The specially trained staff provides initial evaluation and program set-up for patients with poorly controlled Type 2 or adult Type 1 diabetes.
Specialized staff at our UMMC Lipid Clinic help patients manage cholesterol and triglyceride levels to reduce heart disease risks.
The Women's Heart Clinic at UMMC specializes in diagnosing and treating women with heart disease, with a focus on helping patients understand the risk factors that can be controlled. The Women's Heart Clinic treats patients 17 years of age and up and offers health care services designed especilly for women.