During a cardiac emergency, speed matters. The sooner you can get the treatment you need, the better. But when you're living with ongoing heart disease, you also need experienced care tailored to your individual needs. There's a lot to know, and you'll need a team that takes the time to explain your options and guide your care.
Get the treatment you need for both urgent and ongoing cardiology concerns at Lake Regional Health System. Our heart care specialists are committed to excellence in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure and other forms of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiology experience that counts
Our heart care team includes three board-certified interventional cardiologists, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and registered nurses and X-ray technicians who specialize in cardiac care. Our team works together, collaborating to ensure that you get the care you need when you need it.
When you have a medical emergency, our team springs into action to help you. And they work remarkably fast. Our average "door to balloon" time—the interval between someone having a heart attack arriving at our emergency department to being treated in our cath lab—is outpacing the national average, according to the American College of Cardiology.
We also offer a number of diagnostic tests that can help you understand your heart issue and what you'll need to do to get better. When you have a test, your cardiologist will take the time to explain the results and answer your questions, so you'll know just what to do next.
The cardiologists at Lake Regional are skilled at evaluating and treating all types of cardiovascular disease and disorders, including:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Valve problems
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
When your heart issue requires surgery, our team can help. We offer a number of cardiac surgeries, including:
- Balloon angioplasty
- Cardiac stenting
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placement
- Digital cardiac catheterization
- Coronary artery bypass
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Mechanical thrombectomy
- Pacemaker placement
- Peripheral stenting
- Placement of peripheral left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
- Rotational atherectomy
Your heart issue might be treated within our Cardiac Catheterization Lab. It features state-of-the-art equipment that can help your cardiologist diagnose and treat cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. Our lab is the first in the state to acquire flex vision technology, providing the best imaging quality available. We treat nearly 1,900 patients in our lab each year—and we offer each patient personalized care.
- Return to the Finish Line: John Wolfe
- Close to the Heart: Bob Bueltmann
- Heart Set on Recovery: Carl Gauck
Other Resources to Help Your Heart
Adjusting to a serious health problem often takes time. You may experience depression or anxiety. Through our Mended Hearts support group, you will learn you are not alone. Lake Regional's Mended Hearts group meets the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. on the hospital's second floor.
We also provide a continuum of care through our accredited Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which helps patients more quickly recover from heart attacks, heart surgeries and other cardiac problems. And, we've created a heart failure toolkit you can use to learn more about this particular form of heart disease.
Meet Our Cardiologists
To find out more about our cardiologists, visit our Provider Directory. You don't need a referral to visit our cardiology clinics.