Adventist Health

Conditions We Treat

Your heart deserves expert care, and you’ll find it at Adventist Health. We diagnose and treat all types of heart conditions, including rare and complex situations.

Our experienced team creates a treatment plan that’s right for you. We treat you with compassion every step of the way.

Expert care for every heart condition

Our heart specialists are experienced in diagnosing and treating heart conditions of every type and severity, from emergencies to chronic conditions. We care for:

  • Aortic disease: Damaged blood vessels that block blood flow throughout the body
  • Arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation: Problems with the heart’s rhythm
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD): Blockages that hinder blood flow to the heart
  • Heart attack: A blockage that impairs blood flow to your heart muscle, which can cause muscle tissue to die
  • Heart failure: A chronic condition that prevents your heart from pumping blood properly (also called congestive heart failure)
  • Valve disease: Problems in the valves that move blood through your heart
  • Women’s heart health: Specialized diagnosis, treatment and education to meet women’s unique heart needs

Heart disease symptoms

You might not have symptoms of a heart condition in the early stages. These symptoms vary based on the type and severity of the condition.

Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately if you have symptoms of a heart attack, including:

  • Chest pain, pressure or tightness in the center or left side of your chest
  • Pain and discomfort that wrap around your upper body (to your neck, jaw, shoulder, back or arm)
  • Unexplained shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat, nausea, dizziness or indigestion, especially in combination with the symptoms above

Symptoms of other heart conditions include:

  • Heart palpitations (a feeling of skipped heartbeats, fluttering or "flip-flops")
  • Pounding in your chest
  • Swelling of your ankles, feet or abdomen
  • Rapid weight gain

See your doctor if you have symptoms that linger or worsen, or if you have other significant changes in your body. Diagnosing heart problems as soon as possible helps us treat you more effectively.

Heart disease diagnosis

Your cardiologist (heart doctor) will perform one or more tests to make a cardiac diagnosis. We often use minimally invasive diagnostic methods.

We explain what your diagnosis means for you, along with your treatment options. You may need more than one type of treatment. For example, you may need surgery to treat the condition and medication to manage it over time.

Comprehensive treatment options

After your diagnosis, we create your customized treatment plan, which may include:

Let us be your partner in heart health

Learn more about our cardiology services, find a location near you or find a local doctor specializing in cardiology.