Springfield Clinic's Cardiology team offers a wide variety of tests and procedures that help diagnose and treat heart disease. The election of which and how many of these tests to perform is dependent on several criteria, including:
- A patient's risk factors
- History of heart problems
- Current symptoms
- The doctor's interpretation of these criteria.
Springfield Clinic Cardiology offers emergent treatment to patients with symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) that have an abnormal EKG. By utilizing rapid response protocols in local emergency rooms, patients can be stabilized, transported to Springfield hospitals and treated by a Springfield Clinic Cardiologist in less than 90 minutes.