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Cardiology

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
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes

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.

Noninvasive Testing:

Invasive Testing:

  • 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
  • TAVR
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Coronary rotablator
  • Stents
  • Brachytherapy (radiation stenting)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • LARIATâ„¢ 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.