When the heart's artery wall weakens, abnormal ballooning of the aortic artery may occur. With an aneurysm, heart attacks, stroke, kidney damage, and even death may occur. Family history of heart disease, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and fatty diets are all contributors to an aortic aneurysm. A simple screening may save your life. Schedule yours today!
Leaders In Heart Care
When you need a heart specialist, Prairie has the answer. From high cholesterol to high blood pressure, aneurysms to arrhythmia, chest pain to cardiac care, the experts at Prairie are ready to stand by your side throughout your journey towards a healthy heart.
What is an Aneurysm?
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Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries). Plaque is made up of cholesterol deposits. Plaque buildup causes the inside of the arteries to narrow over time. This process is called atherosclerosis.
At Prairie Heart, we understand that making a decision about your heart care is not something that you take lightly. Whether you are contemplating your options for Carotid Artery Surgery, are considering a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, or are dealing with other arterial heart issues, the doctors at Prairie are ready to help you on your journey back to a healthy heart.
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What is Cardiovascular Disease?
Also referred to as heart disease, cardiovascular disease is derived from the buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries that blocks blood flow to the heart. This serious condition flcauses heart attack, stroke, and even death. See one of our nationally renowned physicians to ensure you are not at risk.
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Experiencing Chest Pain?
Examples of heart-related causes of chest pain include:
- Angina. This is chest pain caused by poor blood flow to the heart. This is often caused by the buildup of thick plaques on the inner walls of the arteries that carry blood to the heart. These plaques narrow the arteries and restrict the heart's blood supply, particularly during physical activity.
- Heart attack. A heart attack results from blocked blood flow to the heart muscle, often from a blood clot. Angina can be the main symptom felt during a heart attack.
- Aortic dissection. This life-threatening condition involves the main artery leading from the heart, called the aorta. If the inner layers of this blood vessel separate, blood is forced between the layers and can cause the aorta to rupture.
- Inflammation of the sac around the heart, called pericarditis. This condition usually causes sharp pain that gets worse when breathing in or lying down.
Expert cardiac care is a heartbeat away! Ranked top 5% nationally in cardiac care and innovation, our expert physicians will provide you with a diagnosis and solution to your chest pain. Schedule your screening today.
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What is a Heart Attack?
A heart attack occurs when an artery that sends blood and oxygen to the heart is blocked. Fatty, cholesterol-containing deposits build up over time, forming plaques in the heart's arteries. If a plaque ruptures, a blood clot can form. The clot can block arteries, causing a heart attack. During a heart attack, a lack of blood flow causes the tissue in the heart muscle to die. More than 1 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year. If you are experiencing tightness of the chest, back, neck, arms, along with fatigue, anxiety, and lightheadedness, call today for a screening with one of our nationally renowned cardiac experts. Schedule your screening today!
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Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect the heart.
Heart diseases include:
- Blood vessel disease, such as coronary artery disease
- Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
- Heart problems you're born with (congenital heart defects)
- Disease of the heart muscle
- Heart valve disease
Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. You don’t have to be one of them. At Prairie Heart, our doctors specialize in innovative procedures that can prolong your life expectancy and allow you to enjoy life instead of spending time worrying about congestive heart failure.
It’s Time to Get Your Life Back
About 1 in 3 American adults has prehypertension—blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal—but not yet in the high blood pressure range. Prehypertension can develop into high blood pressure (hypertension) if you do not take steps to take charge of it. The good news is prehypertension can be prevented or reversed by making healthier choices daily. At Prairie Heart, our doctors are prepared to provide you with innovative options that will help you lower your blood pressure close to home, decreasing your risks and allowing you to spend time doing the things that you love.
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Have an Irregular Heartbeat?
A heart arrhythmia (uh-RITH-me-uh) is an irregular heartbeat. A heart arrhythmia occurs when the electrical signals that tell the heart to beat don't work properly. The heart may beat too fast or too slow. Or the pattern of the heartbeat may be inconsistent.
A heart arrhythmia may feel like a fluttering, pounding or racing heartbeat. Some heart arrhythmias are harmless. Others may cause life-threatening symptoms.
So whether you are simply experiencing heart palpitations or have been diagnosed with arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation, the doctors at Prairie Heart are ready to help you at convenient locations close to your home. Each doctor has been working to diagnose and treat irregular heartbeats with cutting-edge techniques that will give you the opportunity to live a normal, healthy life.
Outpacing Your Heart
A pacemaker is used to control or increase the heartbeat. It stimulates the heart as needed to keep it beating regularly. The heart's electrical system typically controls the heartbeat. Electrical signals, called impulses, move through the heart chambers. They tell the heart when to beat. Changes in heart signaling may happen if the heart muscle is damaged. Heart signaling problems also may be caused by changes in genes before birth or by using certain medicines. A pacemaker only works when it senses trouble with the heartbeat. For example, if the heart beats too slowly, the pacemaker sends electrical signals to correct the beat.
Patients no longer have to deal with the burden of a heavy, inferior pacemaker thanks to Prairie Heart and the doctors that serve the local community. Through innovative products like the cosmetically invisible Micra TPS, the world’s smallest pacemaker, the doctors at Prairie Heart are leading the way to a faster recovery.
Need Heart Surgery?
The last thing you need is a surgery that requires a long recovery time. At Prairie Heart, we specialize in innovative, minimally invasive surgeries that not only get the job done, but also get you back to being you faster than traditional procedures.
As leaders in the Innovative TAVR Procedure and Non-Invasive Mitraclip, our nationally renowned cardiac experts offer minimally invasive heart treatments to get you back to your life within days. Visit one of our physicians to see if you are a candidate for this groundbreaking technology.
Care Close to Your Home
We are blessed to live in a region with strong communities in which we feel comfortable and content. But when we have a heart problem that may require specialized care, it often means we are faced with the choice of leaving our community or worse, putting off care. This is not the case when your specialized care is provided by the Doctors of Prairie cardiologists. Our philosophy at Prairie is to deliver as much care as possible locally. If that is not possible, then and only then, will travel be recommended.
Prairie Cardiovascular is a national leader in providing high-quality, state-of-the-art heart and vascular care. Making an appointment with our world-class physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APC) couldn’t be easier.
Through our ACCESS Prairie program, your request for an appointment is sent securely to our team of highly trained cardiovascular nurses. They will provide you with personalized assistance in making an appointment with a physician and APC that is best suited to treat your individual heart and vascular needs.
After completing the form, a secure email will be sent to our team of ACCESS Prairie nurses. You will receive a return call within two business days.
If you feel this is an emergency, please call 911.
By filling out the form, you agree to receive communication from Prairie Heart.
If you prefer to talk to someone directly, a nurse can be reached by dialing 217-757-6120.