Cardiac Services

Heart Disease Diagnosis, Treatment & Recovery

Crushing chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, and heart palpitations are frightening symptoms when they are happening to you or someone you know. Heart disease is alarming, but common. In fact, one person in five suffers from some form of cardiovascular disease.

For heart disease prevention, detection, intervention, and rehabilitation, look no further than Meritus Medical Center. We have an experienced team of cardiologists ready to help you achieve cardiac health.

At Meritus Hagerstown Heart, our board-certified cardiologists have been advancing cardiac care in the Hagerstown region for decades. We have been at the forefront of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment capabilities in the region, providing expert care, close to home™. Click here for practice services, location and hours.

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Heart Health Services

At Meritus Medical Center, we offer critical life-enhancing, life-saving services for coronary artery disease and heart rhythm disorders. Our cardiac services include the following:

  • Preliminary diagnostic services for heart concerns, including EKGs, holter monitor, echocardiographic imaging, stress testing, and radionuclide stress testing. Standard treadmill and dipyridamole exercise testing are also provided.
  • Cardiac catheterization lab for emergency balloon and stent angioplasty, and the diagnosis of heart trouble
  • Electrophysiology lab for diagnosing and treating abnormal electrical activity in the heart, known as arrhythmia
  • Cardiac rehabilitation program for patients recovering from a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, or angioplasty

Investment in the most up-to-date technologies illustrates our commitment toward combating heart disease. Physicians use real-time X-ray imaging to guide them through diagnostic and interventional procedures. High-resolution digital monitoring equipment and flexible, leading-edge catheterization tools equip our recently renovated catheterization lab.

Our team of board-certified cardiologists and interventional cardiologists offers patients highly specialized experience in structural heart disease and electrical heart malfunctions. The supporting staff of cardiac nurses and technicians are trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Outpatient Observation Center

Chest pains should not be taken lightly. The best place to go when experiencing heart attack symptoms is Meritus Medical Center's emergency department. Within minutes of your arrival, technicians administer an EKG. If the results indicate a heart attack, you are fast-tracked to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab for a primary angioplasty.

If you are not having a heart attack, you are moved to the Outpatient Observation Center on 4 South. Here, patients stay in a private room equipped with a television and phone for up to twenty-three hours of constant observation. Until there is a determination of your heart health, you and your family members maintain peace of mind knowing that expert care is only an arm’s reach away.

Cardiac Services