Cardiac Services

Lake-area residents and visitors who suffer from heart disease can receive comprehensive cardiovascular care at Lake Regional, including:
Lake Regional offers full-service adult cardio-thoracic and vascular treatment, including aneurysm screening and treatment, cardiac bypass, heart valve repair and replacement, as well as peripheral vascular evaluation, screening, angiography, intervention and surgery.

Emergency cardiac services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here to learn how Lake Regional's Emergency Department, cardiologists, Cath Lab staff and local EMS providers are working together to ensure Lake Regional's heart attack care is beating the clock.

Diagnostic Testing

  • Holter monitors (ambulatory electrocardiograms) test the electrical activity of your heart while you go about daily activities. Because some heart problems only occur during specific activities, like exercise, this continuous, 24-hour recording is likely to detect any abnormal heartbeats. Patients may be asked to keep a diary of events while wearing the monitor. For information, contact Lake Regional’s EKG Department at 573-302-2235.
  • Stress tests (exercise electrocardiograms) record the electrical activity of the heart through mechanical (during exercise) or chemical (using certain medications) means. Tests are conducted while a cardiologist is present, and the results will help your physician prescribe a safe amount of exercise for you. Stress tests are conducted in the Radiology Department on the first floor of Lake Regional Hospital. For information, call 573-348-8363.