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Cardiovascular care that doesn't miss a beat

There's tremendous peace of mind in knowing that the region's premier center for heart and vascular care is right here at Lowell General Hospital. We offer the latest technology, a team of skilled cardiac care professionals and a comprehensive array of services for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions, including:

State-of-the-art Diagnostics

Prompt, accurate diagnosis is essential for fast, effective treatment. We have today's most advanced tools for identifying heart problems and helping doctors determine the best way to treat them:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac CT scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Electrophysiology (EP)
  • Holter monitor
  • Stress testing (exercise, nuclear, pharmacological)
  • Tilt table testing
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Leading-edge Treatment Options

Lowell General Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center offers a range of options for treating cardiovascular disease. This enables us to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each patient:

  • Angioplasty (also referred to as percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI) – May be done as emergency treatment for a heart attack (primary angioplasty) or to prevent a heart attack (nonemergent angioplasty)
  • Stent placement – A tiny metal "scaffold" is placed in a narrowed artery to prop it open and maintain blood flow to the heart
  • Cardioversion – An electrical shock is delivered to the heart to convert an abnormal heart rhythm back to a normal rhythm
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) – A nonsurgical treatment for angina (chronic chest pain) and other conditions involving poor circulation
  • Catheter ablation – An electrophysiology treatment that cauterizes (burns) cells to eliminate rhythm abnormalities
  • Implantable devices – Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are used to support a heart that doesn't beat fast enough (pacemaker) or to shock a heart back into a normal rhythm (ICD)

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of recovery following heart surgery and other cardiovascular procedures. That's why Lowell General offers a comprehensive – and nationally certified – Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

All our cardiovascular services are provided by highly trained and experienced clinicians – giving you convenient access to a superior level of care – right here, close to home.

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