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Novant Health Cardiology – Thomasville diagnoses and treats adult patients suffering from both chronic cardiac conditions such as heart disease and acute cardiac ailments such as blood clots or aneurysms. Our goal is to help you improve or preserve your cardiac health so you can live the most active and healthy life possible.

Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step in any treatment. Your providers will use advanced diagnostic tools including:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG; a test using electrodes to measure the electrical signals that control the rhythm of the heart)
  • Holter and arrhythmia event monitoring (tests using portable devices to monitor heart function during daily activities through electrodes stuck onto the chest)
  • Exercise treadmill testing (a test to look for blockages or signs of heart disease while a patient exercises on a treadmill)
  • Nuclear stress imaging (monitoring of heart rhythm functions before, during and after exercise; an isotope is injected into the bloodstream and special cameras are used to track the isotope as it circulates)
  • Cardiac echocardiogram (a painless exam which uses sound waves to evaluate the structure and function of the heart)
  • Stress echocardiogram (a test which uses sound waves to examine the heart before, after and sometimes during physical activity)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (a test using sound waves to evaluate heart function through the esophagus; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Lipid/cholesterol assessment (a test to measure cholesterol and lipids in the blood to detect a disorder or see if a medication is working; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Lipid/cholesterol assessment (a test to measure cholesterol and lipids in the blood to detect a disorder or see if a medication is working; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Ankle brachial index (a test to measure blood pressure at the ankle and the arm; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Carotid ultrasounds (a test using sound waves to examine blood flow in the carotid arteries, which can detect problems in the blood supply to the brain; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Abdominal aorta ultrasound (a test to examine the abdominal aorta and associated blood vessels; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Peripheral venous upper/lower extremities (a test to examine blood flow to the arms and legs; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center)
  • Aneurysm evaluation (the use of ultrasounds, X-rays or CT scans to examine weaknesses in artery walls; available at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center

Preventive interventions can help you avoid future heart or vein troubles. Our providers complete interventions including:

  • Cardiac catheterization (a procedure involving the insertion of a thin tube into an artery in an arm or leg; this can be used to detect or address blockages)
  • Balloon angioplasty/ percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA) (a procedure in which a balloon tool is used to push artery-clogging plaque against artery walls to make more room for blood flow)
  • CT coronary angiogram (an imaging test to assess the arteries that carry blood to the heart; available at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center)

Should you need a cardiac surgery procedure, you can receive care from a team of providers you know and trust. Cardiac surgery procedures are performed at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Our providers regularly complete:

  • Pacemaker placement
  • Loop recorder insertion (for long-term heart monitoring)
  • Internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) repair
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair

Other services offered by our clinic include:

  • Pacemaker and ICD clinics (to check on the function of those devices)
  • Management of care for congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms
  • Advanced cholesterol and lipid management
  • Coordination with the heart failure program at Novant Health Forsyth Heart and Wellness
  • Access to rehabilitation services after a cardiac episode (including exercise, psycho-social and nutritional assessments)