Heart and vascular care in Chattanooga
Parkridge Medical Group hosts cardiovascular specialists who provide high-quality cardiac care to patients in Chattanooga and the surrounding areas. Patients benefit from our comprehensive heart and vascular services, starting with advanced diagnostic testing using state-of-the-art technology to treatment of complex conditions using specialized surgical techniques.
Schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists to learn more about your heart health.
Cardiac conditions we treat
Our cardiac care specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Aortic aneurysm
- Aortic valve disease
- Aortic valve stenosis
- Atrial fibrillation
- Congenital (present at birth) heart disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart disease
- Mitral valve disease
- Pulmonary (lung) embolism
- Thoracic aneurysm
Heart imaging services
Our heart specialists use heart screening and diagnostic testing to determine various heart and vascular conditions. We can identify heart disease early and specifically using advanced technology, allowing for personalized treatment plans and a greater overall chance of recovery. Patients have access to generalized testing, such as cardiac catheterization and carotid ultrasounds, as well as more specific testing, like echocardiograms or electrophysiology (EP) studies for patients in need of treatment for heart arrhythmia.
Structural heart care
Our care team specializes in treating patients with structural heart abnormalities. A multidisciplinary group of physicians collaborates to determine the best treatment options, often caring for patients who are considered higher risk and performing specialized procedures such as valve replacement and unsuccessful valve surgery correction.
Heart and thoracic surgery
We perform traditional and minimally invasive procedures for many cardiothoracic conditions. While we offer leading medical services for cardiothoracic surgeries, we aim to manage each patient's condition appropriately, providing conservative approaches and alternative methods when possible.
Vascular disease relates to conditions affecting the arteries and veins, otherwise known as the circulatory system. Your circulatory system is how your blood is delivered to all areas of your body. When a blockage or defect in an artery or vein keeps the blood from getting to where it needs to go, it can cause severe medical issues, such as limb loss or stroke.
If vascular disease is found in its earlier stages, your physician may recommend intense monitoring with lifestyle modifications, such as quitting smoking or better controlling your diabetes.
You may need vascular surgery if your condition cannot be treated with medication or lifestyle changes. Conditions that may require intervention from a vascular surgeon include:
- Blood clots
- Carotid artery disease
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Renal artery occlusive disease
- Vein disease