If you or someone you know may be experiencing a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
Learn about symptoms of heart attacks in men and women.
Your heart carries oxygen through your blood vessels to every part of your body. At the same time, it removes waste in the form of carbon dioxide. If your cardiovascular system is unhealthy—from a worrisome palpitation to an acute disease—our cardiology team works with you to make your heart stronger.
Your personalized treatment plan
The cardiac team understands that your body—and your heart—are different from anyone else’s. Our specialists diagnose and manage a wide range of cardiovascular conditions and diseases with expert skill and compassion.
Read more about Cardiology at Cheshire Medical Center in the feature story of our Health + Wellness magazine.
We work closely with the experts at the Heart and Vascular Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), frequently collaborating with our colleagues on patient care plans. So, together we can find the most effective ways to give you and your heart a healthier life.
How we can help
Your team works with you from the time we first meet and throughout your treatment. We use a range of tools, including lifestyle, medical, and technological advances, so we can provide you with the best, most advanced care possible.
Together, we may decide to use one or more of these services here at Cheshire Medical Center:
- Anticoagulation care
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular medicine including:
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Cardiac device clinic (pacemaker, ICD, loop reader)
- Electrical cardioversion
- Electrocardiography (EKG)
- Cholesterol management
- Coronary Care unit with telemetry inpatient monitoring
- Management of chronic cardiac diseases, such as:
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Non-invasive cardiac testing including:
- Echocardiography including advanced transesophageal echocardiograms
- Holter monitoring/event recording
- Stress testing: exercise or pharmacological
- Stress management
Collaboration for the best care
Cheshire’s cardiac patients sometimes also receive care at another Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) location. For example, expert teams at DHMC provide cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiovascular medicine. These experts collaborate with your team at Cheshire and your medical records are shared. You can manage all your appointments, see test results, and ask any of your providers' questions through the myD-H patient portal.
A key part of your treatment is to help you return to your best possible health. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation team helps you recover and manage your cardiovascular health. You can learn more about exercise, living a healthier lifestyle, and improving your health in a group setting with others recovering from similar heart problems.
If you are taking certain blood thinners, you will require frequent monitoring. Specialists in our Primary Care Nurse Clinic’s anticoagulation service work together with you, blood labs, and pharmacies to ensure all your blood tests and prescription doses are accurate and timely.
The success of anticoagulation therapy depends on your understanding and involvement. It's important that you attend all scheduled visits and take your medication as prescribed.
To learn more, visit the DHMC Anticoagulation Services page.
Cardiovascular support and resources
For additional resources visit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Cardiac Patient Support and Education.