Heart and vascular care in Myrtle Beach
At Grand Strand Physicians, our cardiovascular specialists know how to take care of your heart and blood vessels. They specialize in interventional cardiology and provide services including cardiac and peripheral angioplasty, heart arrhythmia treatments and even coronary bypass to patients in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding communities. We also give you ongoing care and follow-up so that your heart is as strong and healthy as it can be.
To learn more or to talk to one of our heart and vascular specialists, please schedule an appointment.
Cardiovascular services we offer
We are committed to providing experienced, compassionate care to people with heart and vascular disease, allowing them to live longer, healthier lives. Along with a proper diagnosis of your condition, our services include:
Interventional cardiology is a growing field in which doctors use special catheter-based techniques to diagnose and treat many types of heart disease. The catheter is usually inserted in the groin or wrist and passed up to the area of concern, such as a blocked blood vessel or a leaky valve.
We use interventional cardiology techniques to diagnose and treat conditions such as coronary artery disease, vascular disease and structural problems in the heart. Some of the procedures we perform include:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac stent placement
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement
- Left atrial appendage closure
Heart arrhythmia treatment
A heart arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart may beat too fast, too slowly, or irregularly. Our electrophysiologists (doctors who specialize in heart rhythm disorders) treat arrhythmias with a wide range of procedures, including:
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) insertion
- Pacemaker insertion
Heart attack treatment
A heart attack occurs when one of the blood vessels leading to the heart becomes blocked, preventing blood from getting to the heart. A heart attack is very serious, but if caught in time, can often be treated.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. They include:
- Pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Sweating, nausea or lightheadedness
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
We use angioplasty and cardiac stents to clear blocked arteries leading to the heart. In more severe cases, we can perform coronary bypass surgery.
Heart and vascular surgery
We offer heart and vascular surgery to treat a variety of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, using a minimally invasive approach when possible. Some of our heart procedures include:
- Aortic valve replacement
- Mitral valve repair and replacement
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR)
- Coronary artery bypass graft (bypass surgery)
Our vascular services include the following:
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment
- Peripheral vascular disease treatment
- Hemodialysis access
- Venous insufficiency treatment
- Varicose vein treatment
Structural heart abnormalities
Most structural heart abnormalities affect the tissues or valves of the heart. Many are present at birth, but some develop over time. Our surgeons can repair or even replace the valves of the heart to make them work better. The surgery can be minimally invasive, which means faster healing time and fewer complications.
Cardiac rehabilitation consultation
Cardiac rehab is an essential part of the healing process following cardiac surgery. You will be cleared to start cardiac rehab at a facility of your choice during the post-operative follow-up appointment with your surgeon. Our office will help schedule your cardiac rehab.