Comprehensive and Compassionate Cardiac Care in Rock Hill

When it comes to matters of the heart, you want someone who understands you. At Piedmont's Heart and Vascular Center, we aim to give each patient quality cardiac care.

We're the only full-service cardiovascular hospital in York County capable of providing comprehensive care from diagnosis to recovery. Your care may begin before you arrive if we need to prepare a catheterization laboratory and continue throughout any procedures and treatments to rehabilitation as you regain your strength.

We provide a convenient and comfortable setting designed with your needs in mind. Our advanced cardiac catheterization suite and dedicated cardiothoracic and surgical intensive care unit provide heart patients with focused, high-quality care.

Our team includes experienced cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and nurses dedicated to keeping your heart healthy.

What Is Cardiovascular Disease?

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally. It is a general term for a group of disorders that affect the heart or blood vessels, such as:

  • Heart disease - conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, which are associated with atherosclerosis that develops when fatty deposits or plaques build up in the walls of the arteries. This build-up narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood flow. Atherosclerosis can lead to heart attack or stroke.
  • Heart attack - occurs when the blood that flows to the heart is blocked and can't get the oxygen it needs. d
  • Stroke - occurs when the arteries leading to and within the brain are blocked, depriving that part of the brain of oxygen-rich blood, which can cause brain cells to die. Stroke is the fifth cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.
  • Heart failure - a chronic and progressive condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's required amount of blood and oxygen
  • Arrhythmia - an abnormal heart rhythm that can beat too slow, fast or irregularly. An arrhythmia can affect the heart's capacity to pump enough blood to the rest of the body
  • Heart valve problems - a condition that affects one or more of the four valves in the heart. These valves ensure blood flows correctly throughout the heart's four chambers and the rest of the body. Problems occur when one or more of these valves are leaky, too narrow or don't have a proper opening.

How healthy is your heart? Take this free online heart health assessment to know your risks and prevent a future cardiac event.

What Is the Difference Between Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for all types of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels, while heart disease is a condition that affects the heart's structure and function.

What Is a Cardiologist?

Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess and treat various diseases that affect the cardiovascular system. They also promote heart-healthy habits and disease prevention. Many cardiologists choose to focus on specific fields, such as the following:

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Electrophysiology, including ablation
  • Electrical device therapy
  • Heart failure, including cardiac transplantation and support devices

How Do You Know If You Have Heart Problems?

Often, a person can have underlying cardiovascular disease and may not know it until they experience signs or symptoms of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or arrhythmia.

If you're experiencing any of these cardiovascular disease symptoms, seek medical care immediately:

  • Pain or discomfort in the center of the chest
  • Pain or discomfort in the arms, the left shoulder, elbows, jaw or back
  • Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light-headedness or faintness
  • Numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different heart conditions. Learn some of the distinct characteristics of each condition and possible causes here.

Why Choose Piedmont Medical Center's Cardiac Care Services?

We take cardiac care to heart.

At Piedmont Medical Center, heart care is our passion and priority. We're here for you with innovative solutions and are ready to help you connect with our wide network of cardiologists and health professionals who can help explore treatment options that work best for you.

Our cardiovascular care includes diagnostic tests, medications and minimally invasive surgical procedures to help determine the cause of your condition, treat your symptoms and monitor your progress for more successful outcomes.

Piedmont Medical Center offers:

  • Ablation for supraventricular tachycardia and Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • AV node ablation
  • Defibrillator and bi-ventricular defibrillator implantation
  • Laser lead extraction
  • Pacemaker implantation

Click here to know more about other heart procedures available at Piedmont Medical Center.

Insurances Accepted and Payment Plan Options

Keeping track of your heart health means making important healthcare decisions. At Piedmont Medical Center, we will provide you with all the information you need upfront, including financial obligations, to help make it possible for you to care for your heart.
We can help you make payment arrangements that fit your budget through out-of-pocket prices and procedures for your peace of mind. Check out our pricing information and estimates page to help you understand your costs and options for a treatment or procedure.

We accept various insurance plans to help you access quality and compassionate care when you need it the most. Check out our list of partner insurance providers here or call 803-329-1234. For questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly.

Piedmont Medical Center also offers flexible payment plans for most treatments and procedures. Watch this extended payment plan video to learn more, or call 833-850-5053.

Do you have an upcoming procedure or surgery you've been putting off? Your heart health can't wait. Our dedicated staff is ready to address your questions and help make financial arrangements. Go to our patient financial resources to learn more about our insurance, billing, payment plans, pricing information and estimates.

Find a Cardiologist in Rock Hill

There's a lot you can do to protect your heart. If you think you're at risk of developing or have cardiovascular disease-related symptoms, help is on the way at Piedmont Medical Center. Our experienced cardiovascular care team is here to help you navigate your heart health journey.

Let's help make your heart a priority. Please call 803-329-1234 or find a cardiologist near your location.

If you or someone has signs of heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Please don't delay care.

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