Cardiologists near Albuquerque
The Heart Hospital at Lovelace Medical Center has partnered with the New Mexico Heart Institute to provide the Albuquerque community with over 30 years of diagnostic, interventional and preventive cardiovascular expertise. Our heart specialists are dedicated to delivering exceptional care from the moment you arrive at our doors onward. We work hard to meet your specific needs and design a cardiovascular care plan that gives you the best possible results.
Our cardiologists are ready to speak with you about your heart's health, and help you make a plan for your long term wellness. To schedule an appointment with a cardiologist call (505) 841-1000.
Heart conditions we treat
Your heart is an incredible and complex organ, but sometimes it doesn’t work exactly as it should. We understand that it can be concerning to experience the symptoms of cardiovascular disease. However, our specialists are prepared to devise a customized care plan to help you improve your heart health for the long run.
Our cardiology team regularly diagnoses and treats a wide range of heart conditions, illnesses and diseases, including:
- Congenital heart conditions
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Heart valve disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Peripheral artery disease
Our cardiology services
Though preventive care is always our first step, we are also able to provide diagnostic testing and treatment for conditions that affect the heart and the major veins and arteries.
We provide the following services at our cardiology clinic include:
- Cardiac implant management
- Computerized tomography (CT) angiography
- Medication management
- Nuclear stress testing
In cases where medication is not able to provide you with the quality of life you deserve, our facility includes several other cardiovascular services. Our doctors may recommend interventional cardiology or cardiovascular surgery treatments if needed.
Our goal is to ensure that you receive comprehensive care tailored to your specific needs. We will work closely with you at every point to guarantee you have a streamlined healthcare experience.
Prevention of cardiovascular disease
One of the most important aspects of healthcare is prevention. Keeping yourself healthy is the best thing that you can do to manage your cardiovascular health and avoid needing more medication or invasive treatments.
Some of the most important things that you can do to protect your heart are:
- Stop smoking. People who smoke are 2 to 4 times more likely to get heart disease or suffer a stroke. We know that quitting is hard. If you need help, speak with your doctor about programs and ways you can help with dependence.
- Eat healthy. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that are low in salt and saturated fats prevent the build-up of plaques in your blood vessels, and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and thrombosis.
- Control your blood pressure. Reducing your salt intake, staying active, and taking medication if needed are all ways to keep your body functioning at its best. Regulating your blood pressure is one of the best ways to prevent heart and vascular disease.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise doesn’t have to be as difficult as running for miles everyday. Something as simple as a brisk, 15 minute walk at lunch can lower your stress levels and improve your heart’s strength and health.
- Manage stress and sleep. Having a busy life can be good, but it can cause you to feel under pressure and can interrupt a good night’s sleep. Finding ways to unwind after a long day so that you can sleep better and recover can protect your heart and your mind.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Combining all these factors will often lead to weight loss and a stronger, healthier body – which is another fantastic way to keep your cardiovascular system functioning at its best.
We believe that better health starts at home. You are at the center of your healthcare, and we want you to be at the center of protecting yourself and your heart as well.