Specialized Medicine

We understand that you might need special medical attention to be your best person. We offer cardiovascular medicine, ophthalmology, and rehabilitation services. Find more information about each service below.

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiac Rehab & Wellness
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program that provides progressive exercise under medical supervision to individuals who have experienced a heart attack, heart surgery, coronary angioplasty/stent, or heart disease. Additionally, Cardiac Rehabilitation includes education about heart disease and how to cope with its psychological impact.
  • The program is designed to help recondition and improve the heart muscle’s function and to help the cardiac patient return to an active lifestyle.
  • A cardiac rehab facilitator provides your physician with information about your recovery by monitoring your vital signs, symptoms, exercise, and activity responses.
  • Family members are encouraged to accompany the patient to the rehab sessions. Patient must have a physician’s order.
Stress Tests
  • Exercise stress tests are available any day of the week with a physician’s order.
  • Cardiolite stress tests are available every other week by appointment with a physician’s order.
Holter Monitors
  • Holter monitors are monitors that are attached to the patient for 24-48 hours to continuously track their heart activity while they engage in their routine activities. Afterwards, the patient returns to St. Aloisius for the test results, which are forwarded to a cardiologist for their interpretation.
Cardiac Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers to evaluate the heart for coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy. The radiotracers are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed, travel through the area being examined, and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays. The gamma rays are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body.

Uses
  • Evaluate the heart for coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy
  • Determine if the heart has been damaged by chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Risks
  • If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, your doctor may recommend another type of exam

For more information, visit radiologyinfo.org.

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology (or cataract surgery) is used to restore a patient’s vision by surgically removing the clouded eye lens, sometimes replacing it with an artificial lens.

Recovery

The patient typically can return home (with a chauffeur) the same day after the procedure, and after a few days, the patient’s vision will improve. It’s normal to experience itching and mild discomfort after surgery.

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Our team of healthcare professionals is ready to help you every step of the way.