Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about one in every four deaths occur from heart disease, most commonly from coronary heart disease. High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors, with an estimated half of us having at least one of these risk factors.

These statistics also reflect the state of Kentucky, where cardiovascular diseases and stroke remain the leading causes of death. And even though the numbers have been in steady decline in recent years, The American Heart Association still ranks Kentucky in the top 10 for death rates due to heart disease and stroke.

High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key heart disease risk factors for heart disease, with an estimated half of our country having at least one of these risk factors. Diabetes, overweight/obesity, poor dietary habits, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use only increase the risk.

The cardiology department of T.J. Samson Community Hospital offers services to inpatients and outpatients. Professionals work closely with the physicians to serve clients of all age-groups.

We provide diagnostic, non-invasive cardiac testing, including, but not limited to:
  • Electrocardiagrams (EKG)
  • Echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Pharmacological stress tests
  • Nuclear stress tests
  • Synchronized cardioversion
  • Tilt table
  • Impedance cardiogram
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event recordings

When scheduled early and often, these tests can often pre-empt heart disease before it advances. With early indication and honest lifestyle assessment, heart disease and stroke risks can be managed and even prevented. 

If you have concerns about your heart health, please contact a cardiologist today.