Cardiovascular Medicine

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The Comprehensive Heart Center's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is well known for leadership in the diagnosis and management of complex heart disease for adult patients. Learn more about the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the University of Maryland School of Medicine, or learn about the following treatments and special programs provided at the University of Maryland Medical Center:

Arrhythmia Services

At the Maryland Heart Center, we offer the full range of services for patients with arrhythmias or any related symptoms. Patients are treated by experts in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of arrhythmias.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation can help patients with a history of congestive heart failure, angina, heart attack or congenital heart disease as well as those who wear a pacemaker or have had a cardiac procedure (i.e. bypass, angioplasty). The Heart Center's supervised program of education and counseling services provides lifestyle guidance and is designed to improve functional capacity, reduce symptoms, and create a sense of well-being for patients.

Center for Preventive Cardiology

The Center offers a full range of medical and surgical prevention programs for patients with known coronary disease or who are at risk of developing coronary disease. These programs include:

  • A comprehensive cardiovascular risk factor assessment
  • Lifestyle and dietary modifications
  • Risk factor education and reduction
  • Community-wide educational and evaluative programs, including cholesterol screening

Chest Pain Evaluation Center

A component of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Emergency Department, the Chest Pain Evaluation Center is staffed by Maryland Heart Center cardiologists who evaluate patients with chest pain and other symptoms. Patients are closely monitored and receive a series of tests to determine whether or not they should be admitted to the hospital.

Complex Heart Disease Program

The Complex Heart Disease Program at the Maryland Heart Center offers screening, preventive strategies and care for patients who have grown up with complex, or structural, heart disease.

Congestive Heart Failure Service

The Congestive Heart Failure Service is a collaboration between cardiac surgeons and cardiologists who work together to treat heart failure. We offer a wide spectrum of treatment options, including standard and investigational medications, heart transplantation services, heart assist devices and more.

Pulmonary Hypertension Program

The Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to patients with all forms and stages of pulmonary hypertension. This specialized program within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine provides initial consultation, establishes diagnosis and implements treatment for both primary and secondary forms of pulmonary hypertension.

Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of experts in pulmonary hypertension, including physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists and social workers skilled in counseling patients facing life-threatening illness.

More therapies are now available for this disease. Treatments can be highly complex and require intensive, ongoing follow-up, all of which are available through the Pulmonary Hypertension Program.

Women's Heart Health Program

Women are often under-appreciated as heart patients. The goal of the Women's Heart Program at the Maryland Heart Center is to improve care for women with heart disease and raise awareness of issues that women face when receiving cardiac care.

The program offers thorough assessments with all of the modern testing available for women to address their heart health needs. This includes offering preventive strategies, risk stratification, assessment of cholesterol, blood sugar levels, family history, as well as other traditional risk factors. Our physicians also try to look at novel risk factors for heart disease and are very interested in patients who have a strong family history of heart disease.

This page was last updated: August 6, 2014

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