Cardiology is a medical specialty that deals with the health of the heart and blood vessels, also known as the cardiovascular system. A cardiologist is a physician who has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases or conditions, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, valvular heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart palpitations (irregular heart beat) and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Common symptoms of individuals who might see a cardiologist include shortness of breath, claudication (pain, discomfort, or tiredness in legs that impairs walking), chest pains, dizziness or fainting spells and serious heart rhythm disturbances.
At UNM SRMC, we are committed to keeping your heart healthy by providing a variety of services and procedures, including:
- Stress Tests: Testing the ability of the heart to function after put under stress, such as walking on a treadmill
- Electrocardiogram (ECG): Testing the electrical activity of your heart
- Echocardiogram: Ultrasound of the heart
- Holter monitor: A small, wearable device that monitors the rhythm and activity of your heart for 24 to 48 hours or longer
- Pacemaker Evaluation
- Blood Test: Measuring the total amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood
Making an Appointment
Appointments in the Cardiology Clinic are available every Monday through Thursday. To make an appointment, please call 505.994.7397.
For your appointment: Please remember to bring any relevant medical records and a current list of all medications. If you are a new patient, you can download and fill out the SRMC Cardiology Clinic New Patient History Form before your first appointment.
For more information on cardiovascular disease and heart health, please visit the American Heart Association.