The Nebraska Heart Institute provides a comprehensive program of cardiology services. These services begin with the patient and their family practice or primary care physician, a relationship fundamental in the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Prevention includes the discussion of risk factors and a patient’s lifestyle in helping to lead a healthy life. Risk factors include:
- Family History
- High Blood Pressure
- High Blood Cholesterol
By examining these factors and lifestyle patterns, patients can help reduce their risk to coronary artery disease. It is never too late or too early to begin a heart-healthy regimen.
The Nebraska Heart Institute provides an inclusive series of noninvasive and invasive diagnostic testing.
- 64 Slice CT Scanning
- ECG (electrocardiogram)
- Treadmill stress test
- Nuclear stress test
- MUGA heart scan
- Holter monitoring
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
- Cardiac Catheterization
NHI practices the most up-to-date interventional therapy in the treatment of heart disease.
These options include:
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
- Laser angioplasty
- Balloon angioplasty
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Coronary rotablator
- Brachytherapy (radiation stenting)
- LARIAT™ Procedure to Reduce Stroke Risk
Cardiologists at the Nebraska Heart Institute work with patients and referring physicians to assure that a team-based approach is used from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.