If you have symptoms of heart disease, you may be referred to a cardiologist. UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital offers diagnosis, treatment and management of heart disease in Leominster and Clinton. Our experts provide the tools needed to help you live a productive life with heart disease or help you prevent it.

If you or someone you love has one or more of these risk factors, heart disease may not be far behind.

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or high cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity or lack of physical activity
  • A family history of heart disease

Heart Diseases We Treat

If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, suffered a heart attack or are looking for preventive cardiology, our fellowship-trained physicians can help. Some of the diseases we treat include:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Heart attack (care after occurrence)
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Hypertension
  • Pericarditis
  • Heart murmur
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Valve disease

Cardiology Services

When you visit your cardiologist, you may have a physical exam. Tests, such as an electrocardiogram, blood tests, exercise stress test, or echocardiogram, may be ordered.

If you have risk factors, such as diabetes, family history of heart disease, or high blood pressure, talk to a cardiologist to help prevent disease through education and lifestyle changes.

If you have symptoms or are diagnosed with heart disease, your cardiologist will help treat and manage it so you can live a healthier life. From anticoagulation therapy to managing high cholesterol or high blood pressure, we’ll develop a plan to help prevent stroke, heart attack and complications.

Heart treatments may include:

  • Medicine
  • Lifestyle changes (e.g., changes to your diet, weight, stress level and physical activity)
  • Education on risks and prevention
  • A procedure (e.g., cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, implantation of a pacemaker)
  • Referral you to a cardiac surgeon, interventional cardiologist, vascular surgeon or electrophysiologist

Specialized Care in Worcester

You have access to additional heart and vascular care at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Services in Worcester include cardiac catheterization, advanced testing, valve disease experts, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons.

Heart Attack Care

When it comes to treating a heart attack, you can expect a well-coordinated team – emergency department nurses and physicians, paramedics, and diagnostic imaging experts – to work together with a common goal: reducing door-to-balloon-time. This is the time between your arrival in the emergency department and transportation to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where a cardiac catheterization procedure is completed to restore blood flow to the heart.