The Maryland Heart Center's Division of Cardiology is internationally known for leadership in the diagnosis and management of complex heart disease for patients of all ages. The Heart Center offers the following treatments and special programs:
At the Maryland Heart Center, we offer the full range of services for patients with arrhythmias or any related symptoms. Patients are treated by experts in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of arrhythmias.
Cardiac Rehabilitation can help patients with a history of congestive heart
failure, angina, heart attack or congenital heart disease as well as those who
wear a pacemaker or have had a cardiac procedure (i.e. bypass, angioplasty).
The Heart Center's supervised program of education and counseling services provides
lifestyle guidance and is designed to improve functional capacity, reduce symptoms,
and create a sense of well-being for patients.
Michael Miller, M.D., is the Center's director and a leading preventive cardiology expert. The Center offers a full range of medical and surgical prevention programs for patients with known coronary disease or who are at risk of developing coronary disease. These programs include:
A component of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Emergency Department, the Chest Pain Evaluation Center is staffed by Maryland Heart Center cardiologists, who evaluate patients with chest pains and other symptoms. Patients are closely monitored and receive a series of tests to determine whether or not they should be admitted to the hospital.
The Complex Heart Disease Program at the Maryland Heart Center offers screening, preventive strategies and care for patients who have grown up with complex, or structural, heart disease.
The Congestive Heart Failure Service, directed by Stephen Gottlieb, M.D., is
a collaboration between cardiac surgeons and cardiolgists who work together
to treat heart failure. We offer a wide spectrum of treatment options, including
standard and investigational medications, heart transplantation services, heart
assist devices and more.
Maryland Heart Center cardiologists offer the latest medical treatments for
patients with both simple and complex cardiac conditions.
The Pediatric Cardiology Diagnostic Center performs cardiac evaluations using the most advanced technology to diagnose structural and functional cardiac abnormalities in patients from infancy through young adulthood. Our pediatric cardiologists also use non-surgical techniques to treat cardiac-related problems like congenital heart defects.
We also have experienced pediatric cardiac surgeons, including Marcelo Cardarelli, M.D., who in April of 2002 helped successfully separate conjoined twin girls whose hearts were connected by a large blood vessel.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to patients with all forms and stages of pulmonary hypertension. This specialized program within the Division of Cardiology provides intitial consultation, establishes diagnosis and implements treatment for both primary and secondary forms of pulmonary hypertension.
Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of experts in pulmonary hypertension, including physicians, nurse practitioners, clinicial nurse specialists, pharmacists and social workers skilled in counseling patients facing life-threatening illness.
More therapies are now available for this disease. Treatments can be highly complex and require intensive, ongoing follow-up, all of which are available through the Pulmonary Hypertension Program.
Women are often under-appreciated as heart patients. The goal of the Women’s Heart Program at the Maryland Heart Center is to improve care for women with heart disease, and raise awareness of issues that women face when receiving cardiac care.
The program offers thorough assessments with all of the modern testing available for women to address their heart health needs. This includes offering preventive strategies, risk stratification, assessment of cholesterol, blood sugar levels, family history, as well as other traditional risk factors. Our physicians also try to look at novel risk factors for heart disease and are very interested in patients who have a strong family history of heart disease.