Our Cardiology Department offers a variety of diagnostic cardiology procedures to determine underlying heart diseases and/or abnormalities and problems with the heart. These procedures help your doctor determine the course of treatment to help you maintain a healthy and productive life.
The Best Heart Care in Indiana is available locally at Rush Memorial Hospital
Rush Memorial Hospital has partnered with the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana to provide the best heart care locally in Rushville. For many years, St.Vincent cardiologists have provided services close to home for Rush County residents. If needed, patients then have access to nationally recognized heart specialists in Indianapolis at the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.
Click here for a listing of services and physicians available for your care: bestheartcare.com/rushmemorial
A Holter Monitor is a device worn by the patient that records the hearts rhythm for a 24-48 hour period. Application of a Holter monitor takes less than 15 minutes. Patients resume normal activity while wearing this recording device allowing a physician to observe the heart’s rhythm over a longer period of time.
An Event Monitor can be worn by the patient for a 30 day period. The patient triggers the recorder whenever they feel an abnormal “event” such as chest pain or palpitations. Just like a holter monitor, this device is applied within 15 minutes, but only monitors when the patient triggers the device.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase 2 and Phase 3
A medically supervised program for patients who have had an acute cardiac event such as a heart attack or a surgical procedure involving the heart. Patients attending cardiac rehabilitation are provided a program tailored to their specific needs for strength and endurance training along with education.
Cardiac Stress Testing
This test can be performed many different ways as determined by your physician. If the patient is not physically capable of walking on a treadmill, medication can be given to simulate exercise in order to “stress” the heart. Nuclear imaging may also be used for more specific results, as determined by your doctor.
Combines the stress test with ultrasound imaging of the heart in order to assess specific areas and anatomy of the heart.
Anticoagulation Therapy Management-Protime Clinic
Anticoagulation therapies are managed in a clinic setting which offers the patient immediate information and education concerning their medication.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Debbie Burge, RN
Director of Cardiology Services