Cardiology Close To Home

You try to stay physically active, eat wholesome foods, limit sugar and sodium, and manage stress to heart health. If heart problems arise, however, it’s important to have a hospital in your corner. Cardiology at Clark Regional Medical Center is here to help you stay strong and live long for those closest to your heart.

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If you feel shortness of breath with physical exertion or are having trouble controlling your blood pressure with medications, your primary care doctor may refer you to a cardiologist. Never overlook chest pain or discomfort. If you or a loved one notice signs of a heart attack, call 911 immediately. CRMC offers you an accredited chest pain facility right here in Winchester.

Remember seconds can save lives.

Heart Services On Campus

We use the latest technology to diagnose heart conditions and start you on the road to recovery.

Heart event monitors record your heart’s electrical rhythms while you move and rest.

Nuclear stress tests use a low-emission radioactive material to map the flow of blood through your heart and the rest of your body.

Transesophageal echocardiography uses sound waves to form a picture of your heart health using a thin tube inserted through the esophagus.

No matter the heart complication, we are here to walk you through next steps. For interventional procedures, we refer patients to our partners at the Gill Heart & Vascular Network at UK Healthcare.

CALL (888) 847-DOCS TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH CHARLES R. SALTERS, JR., MD AT CLARK REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.

“I work with all patients to understand their specific condition and take care of them in a way that makes them feel comfortable and at home with the management plan.”

Charles R. Salters, Jr., MD, board-certified invasive non-interventional cardiologist at Clark Regional Medical Center and Gill Heart & Vascular Network, UK Healthcare

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

To improve quality of life for individuals diagnosed with heart and lung disease, Clark Regional Medical Center offers individualized, exercise-based rehabilitation overseen by a full team including a physician, a nurse, a respiratory therapist, an occupational therapist and a physical therapist.

The comprehensive program helps patients recover from procedures and make lasting changes for a healthier and happier life.

The program includes:

• In-depth meeting with staff and review of medical information

• Preliminary six-minute walk test

• Regular appointments — two to three times per week for three months

• Supervised exercise

• Education for lifestyle modifications, including diet and exercise

Recovering from heart or lung disease can be a challenge, but you don’t have to go it alone.

“I’ve learned to build exercise time into my schedule, putting myself first, since preventive health boosts my energy, productivity and overall self-confidence.”

Mary Farris, a Winchester resident and patient

Chest Pain & More

Chest pain could suggest a heart attack if coupled with these symptoms:

• Change in heart rhythm

• Dizziness

• Shortness of breath

• Upper body discomfort

While the symptoms listed above were previously associated with both men and women, medical professionals now realize that the signs of heart attack in women can be more subtle, including:

• Abnormal back or upper body discomfort

• Achiness

• Feelings of weakness or illness

• Nausea

• Problems sleeping

 “If you have an inkling something is wrong, seek help immediately,” says Charles R. Salters, Jr., MD, board-certified invasive noninterventional cardiologist who partners with us and is also affiliated with Gill Heart & Vascular Network, UK Healthcare. “We are equipped to diagnose all cardiac conditions.”

We can prevent or decrease the risk of heart attack or heart failure if we make the diagnosis early.

“Dr. Salters spends quality time with patients to learn their specific heart condition before explaining it to them in an easy-to-understand way. From there, he customizes a treatment plan that treats the whole person.”

Breanne Cole, MHA, MBA, ATC, Director of Physician Specialty Practices