Cardiology

Cardiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as chest pain (angina), irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure, heart failure or heart attacks.

Cardiologists administer tests that show how well a person's heart is working, such as a treadmill test (exercise electrocardiogram), and perform procedures such as cardiac catheterization and angioplasty. They can further specialize in interventional cardiology (the use of mechanical treatment methods, such as angioplasty) or electrophysiology (treatments involving the heart's electrical system) and may also specialize in treating specific age groups, such as a pediatric cardiologist, who only treats children.

Cardiologists can be board-certified through the Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Pediatric cardiologists are recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute comprises more than 80 highly-skilled physicians and surgeons. Each year at the Institute, more than 13,000 patients benefit from the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and cardiac surgery.

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New Patient Forms: PMG-Hood River Columbia Gorge Heart Clinic

To prepare for your visit with Dr. Kathy Grewe or Dr. Robert Florek, please bring this completed form with you for your initial appointment. In addition we will also need your photo ID and current medical insurance card.

Proprietary Health Article

A cardio workout (and workup) for athletes

James Beckerman, M.D., explains how competitive players or weekend warriors can now receive cardiac screenings at Providence Sports Care Center at Providence Park.

Dr. Beckerman joins the specialists at Providence Sports Care Center

Beginning June 2, 2011, Providence Sports Care Center at JELD-WEN Field (formerly PGE Park) expanded services to include cardiology sports medicine with a focus on prevention for athletes with symptoms or a history of heart disease.

 

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