Cardiac and vascular care services in Draper, Utah

The cardiology team at Lone Peak Hospital is dedicated to caring for patients who are dealing with heart problems. Our highly trained cardiologists hold expertise in treating a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions. This includes everything from congestive heart failure to varicose veins. Whatever your heart and vascular needs are, we can help.

For more information about Lone Peak Hospital’s cardiology services, call us at (801) 545-8000.

Cardiovascular conditions we treat

We provide expert cardiac care for many heart disorders, conditions and diseases, including:

  • Arrhythmia (heart irregularities)
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Vascular disorders and conditions, including varicose veins

Heart attack signs

Knowing the symptoms of a heart attack and getting emergency medical attention right away can save a life. Signs in men and women may differ, but include:

  • Cold sweats
  • Discomfort in the chest, back, arms, jaw, neck or stomach
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
If you think someone is having a heart attack, call 911.

What you can do in the event of a heart attack

When performed right away, hands-only CPR, instead of traditional CPR, can improve a person's outcome after a heart attack. Take these steps:

  • Step one: Call 911.
  • Step two: Push hard and fast in the center of the person’s chest—about 100 pushes (compressions) per minute.

Heart services we offer

We offer diagnostic and treatment options for heart conditions and are often able to perform certain treatments during our diagnostics, such as those involving heart catheterization. Some of the services and treatments we offer include:

  • Ambulatory monitoring
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherosclerosis atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis endarterectomy
  • Biventricular pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) device therapy
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac closure devices
  • Cardioverter defibrillator
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Cardioversions
  • Carotid stenting
  • Catheter ablation
  • Convergent ablation
  • Coronary calcium scan
  • Coumadin clinic
  • Dobutamine echocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram with and without contrast
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Exercise stress test
  • Hybrid ablation
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Lead extraction
  • Lipid (cholesterol) management
  • Mitral valve implantation devices
  • Non-invasive testing for vascular disease
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker implants
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pharmacological nuclear stress test
  • Research studies
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Varicose vein specialty treatments

Varicose veins, "spider veins" and bulging veins caused by venous reflux disease (venous insufficiency), can be obtrusive or uncomfortable. That is why we offer two treatments for venous reflux disease and varicose veins:

Medical adhesive closure

The medical adhesive system improves blood flow by sealing—or closing—the diseased vein. The adhesive seals the vein and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins.

By using an adhesive to close the vein rather than heat, the procedure only involves one injection of numbing medicine. Compression stockings are also not required after the adhesive procedure. By eliminating heat and compression stockings, patients treated with this system experience less pain and bruising and have faster recovery times.

Heat procedure closure

The heat procedure closure is a minimally invasive treatment involving a thin catheter inserted into the vein through a small opening. The catheter delivers radiofrequency energy to the vein wall, causing it to collapse and seal shut. This may be a good alternative for those who are not able to have the medical adhesive treatment.

Questions about varicose vein treatments

How long do the procedures take?

Either procedure takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

Do the procedures require any anesthesia?

The closure procedures can be performed under local, regional or general anesthesia.

How quickly after treatment can I return to normal activities?

Patients may resume normal activities immediately. For a few weeks following the treatment, your doctor may recommend a walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities or prolonged periods of standing.

How soon will symptoms improve?

Most patients report noticeable improvement in their symptoms within one to two weeks following the procedure.

Is there any scarring with either procedure?

Patients report minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling following the procedures.

What happens to the vein left behind in the leg?

Over time, the vein will gradually become incorporated into surrounding tissue.

Are the closure treatments covered by my insurance?

Most insurance companies determine coverage for all treatments, including the closure procedure, based on medical necessity. Your physician can discuss your insurance coverage further at the time of your consultation.

At this time, however, the medical adhesive procedure is not covered by insurance.

Cardiology at MountainStar Healthcare

Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.

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