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Heart Attack

Preventing Heart Attacks

Regular visits to your primary care provider and cardiologist can help address your risk factors and prevent heart attacks. Heart attacks are caused by blood clots, coronary artery disease (CAD) or narrow blood vessels carrying blood to the heart (stenosis). Quick action is required to remove blockage and restore blood flow to the heart.

In the event of a heart attack, we're connected to the TriStar Health family of hospitals to provide quick access to treatment in an emergency. Our teams of expert interventional cardiologists are on call 24/7 to respond to cardiac emergencies. At Tennessee Heart & Vascular, we serve communities throughout Middle Tennessee with life-saving, minimally invasive procedures that help clear blocked arteries and improve blood flow to the heart muscle.

If you’re experiencing signs of heart attack, call 911 immediately.

It’s important to understand your unique risk factors and learn to recognize heart attack symptoms to prevent damage to your heart. At Tennessee Heart & Vascular, we work with you to create a custom plan to keep your heart healthy.

Surviving a Heart Attack

If you have survived a heart attack or received treatment in the ER, it’s important to follow up with a cardiologist because heart attacks can permanently damage your heart muscle. After a heart attack, you could need other procedures to improve structure and function of the heart, to restore blood flow near damaged tissue or to regulate heart rhythm. We also offer procedures to treat chronic chest pain and reduce your risk of further heart problems. Our multidisciplinary team can help you determine the best road to recovery and path for prevention.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (615) 824-0043.