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When you are at risk for heart disease, getting expert care can make all the difference. At the Heart & Vascular Institute, our cardiologists are part of a large team of cardiovascular experts. Using advanced techniques and the best available treatments, we treat all types of heart conditions. We would be happy to answer your questions or discuss options with you, request a cardiology appointment or use one of the numbers below:

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Take our interactive online heart disease health risk assessment today to learn exactly what areas of your heart health need attention.

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Heart Healthy Secrets of a Cardiologist

Dr. Deirdre Mattina, preventive cardiologist and director of the Women’s Heart Center, sat down and talked about the advice she gives to family and friends. Find out three specific actions you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease.

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Expert cardiology care in southeast Michigan

Whether you have a family history of heart disease or your just started feeling symptoms – like shortness of breath and dizziness – the heart specialists at Henry Ford quickly diagnose your condition.

  • Some patients are referred to us by primary care doctors because they are experiencing heart disease symptoms.
  • We work with healthy people to lower their risk for developing heart problems later on. Learn more about heart disease prevention at Henry Ford.
  • We also work with people recovering from heart surgery and serious conditions such as stroke. Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation.

 As a referral center, we see patients from all over the Midwest. You can relax knowing that you can go back to seeing doctors in your community after you start feeling better.

A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in caring for heart conditions. With clinics across southeastern Michigan, we make it easy for you to get the care you need. Here’s what to expect on your first visit:

  • Review of your family health history
  • Questions about your symptoms (if any), medical history and lifestyle
  • A thorough physical exam where we check things like your blood pressure, weight, and current heart functioning
  • We may also perform simple tests such as blood screening to check your cholesterol levels
  • We may also send you for advanced testing such as an echocardiogram or a closer look at your heart rhythm at one of our specialized testing labs. Learn more about heart disease diagnosis in our EP lab and cardiac cath lab.

Specialized care for cardiovascular disease

When you come to the Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute, you gain access to experts in every aspect of coronary heart disease. Depending on the results of your initial visit and testing, you may receive ongoing care from our cardiologists or we may refer you to one of our specialists. These doctors have advanced training in diagnosing and treating complex forms of heart and vascular care.

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Dr. Akshay Khandelwal Named Board Chair for the American College of Cardiology

NEW ORLEANS — Henry Ford Cardiologist Dr. Akshay Khandelwal has been named chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors and secretary of the Board of Trustees, the main governing body of the ACC, for 2019-2020.   Dr. Khandelwal, an interventional cardiologist at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, began his term March 18, with recognition at the ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans. He will lead 66 governors from chapters representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Uniformed Services.
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