Heart Disease | Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular specialists at MaineHealth bring their skills and expertise to community hospitals and specialty practices, so heart patients do not have to travel far for cardiac care.
Heart disease care includes heart disease prevention, minimally invasive heart procedures, heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation.
What is heart disease?
Cardiovascular disease is often called heart disease. But it affects more than just your heart. Cardiovascular disease involves problems with your blood vessels, too. It is a lifelong condition.
Heart disease includes any of these:
- High blood pressure
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart Failure
- Valve Disease
- Peripheral Artery Disease
See your doctor for a routine heart screening
Check with your primary care doctor or family healthcare provider for a routine heart screening or to get a referral to a heart specialist. A diagnosis of heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, puts you at a higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke or narrowing of the arteries.
The following tests are used to diagnose heart disease:
- Blood tests
- Chest X-rays
- Electrocardiogram, or ECG
- Heart monitor
- Cardiac catheterization
- CT scan