From heart care to cardiac rehabilitation, LeConte Medical Center brings a complete range of cardiology services close to home. As part of Covenant Health, LeConte works closely with area cardiologists to provide the community with various cardiac procedures and treatments. When it comes to heart care, you can trust the cardiology team at Covenant Health and LeConte Medical Center.
Common Symptoms of Heart Attack Include:
- Back, neck and/or jaw pain
- Chest discomfort
- Cold sweat
- Discomfort in upper body
- Pain in one or both arms
- Stomach pain
- Shortness of breath
If you think you are experiencing heart attack symptoms, call 911 immediately!
Types of Heart Care Test Offered
Echocardiography (Adult Only)
An echocardiogram is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heart. This test can show the size, shape, and movement of the heart’s valves and chambers along with blood flow through the heart. Echocardiography may show abnormalities such as poorly functioning heart valves or damage to the heart tissue from a past heart attack.
A Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is a diagnostic procedure in which an ultrasound transducer and endoscope are guided down the patient’s throat into the esophagus. Images of the heart are then produced using sound waves.
Cardiac Stress Test
A cardiac stress test helps physicians check the condition of the heart by assessing the flow of blood to the heart during physical activity.
Types of Heart Care Services Offered
A cardiac catheterization, also known as a coronary angiogram, is a procedure that tests the functioning of the heart. During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the heart with the aid of a special x-ray machine. Intravenous contrast dye is then injected through the catheter and into the heart to visualize the valves, heart chambers, and coronary arteries.
Leaving the hospital is just the first step in recovering. To help patients begin and maintain a healthy lifestyle, the Cardiac Rehabilitation team tailors a program to meet the needs of each patient specifically. Following clearance from the physician, an individualized exercise and diet program is outlined and implemented.
The exercise sessions last 1½ hours and meet three times a week for 8–12 weeks. Heart monitoring is used to detect any irregular beats or changes in heart activity during exercise.
Chronic pulmonary disease is costly in both dollars and lives. Lung disease is one of Tennessee’s leading causes of death and disability. Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs have been shown to reduce hospital admissions and improve exercise tolerance in people with lung diseases.
Participants in the program may be suffering from:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Other conditions that might impair the flow of air from the lungs.
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation team provides individualized programs for exercise prescriptions, educational classes and support services. Sessions are twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 1½ hours, for 24–36 sessions. During the sessions, patients can expect information on basic lung anatomy and function, symptom management, proper breathing techniques, diet recommendations, disease descriptions, medications, relaxation techniques and exercise therapy. Individuals are eligible for the program if they have lung disease.
Contact Our Heart Care Team
Phone: (865) 446-7900
LeConte Medical Center
742 Middle Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862