Cardiac care in North Nashville

TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Davidson County is here for all of your heart needs, including cardiac catheterization, heart surgery and rehabilitation. As an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) by the American College of Cardiology, we are committed to providing you with excellence in heart treatment. From diagnosis to rehabilitation, our team of heart specialists will be there for you with comprehensive care.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

Chest pain

It can be difficult to know when chest pain is the result of heartburn, heart attack or something else, such as lung or digestive issues. The ER at TriStar Skyline will help diagnose and treat emergency heart issues.

Types of chest pain include:

  • Stable angina—generally has a predictable pattern and intensity
  • Unstable angina—unpredictable pattern, more severe and intense
  • Variant angina—a severe, temporary spasm that suddenly occurs while resting
If you are experiencing chest pain, your symptoms could be a sign of a serious health condition. Call 911 or seek emergency care immediately.

Symptoms of chest pain

Sudden, unexpected chest pain can be a potentially life-threatening symptom or a warning sign of another condition. It can occur when your heart is not getting enough blood. It may also be more or less severe based on your pre-existing conditions. Chest pain caused by heart problems may come with other symptoms, including:

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Pain radiating to your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back
  • Sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightening in the chest
  • Weakness or fatigue

Causes of chest pain

Common heart problems that cause chest pain include:

Heart disease diagnostic services

If you are experiencing chest pain, heart disease may be the underlying issue. To identify what is causing your heart pain, we offer comprehensive diagnostic services, including:

  • Ambulatory cardiac monitoring
  • Angiography
  • Ankle-brachial index test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac computed tomography (CT)
  • Cardiac stress test
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • Echocardiography (echo)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • Vascular ultrasound studies

Cardiac treatment options we provide

Once we have determined an accurate diagnosis, our goal is to provide you with a treatment solution that will get you and your heart healthy as soon as possible. Treatment options at our hospital include:

  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) ablation
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Carotid stenting
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
  • Implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
  • Pacemaker
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

Cardiac catheterization (cath) lab

Our cardiac cath lab is where our cardiologists are able to perform complex procedures, such as angioplasties, myocardial biopsies and stent placements. We also perform angiograms, or X-rays, of the inside of the heart vessels.

Cardiovascular surgery

If more conservative methods are not effective at treating your heart or vascular condition, we offer advanced surgery options at our hospital. Using state-of-the-art technology, our surgery team is able to perform:

Cardiac rehabilitation

After you have experienced a heart event or surgery, our cardiac rehab program will help you recover. Our cardiac rehabilitation team offers compassionate services to help you get better, including telemetry monitored exercise and educational resources. We also have a wellness gym monitored by a cardiac registered nurse (RN) to help you regain stamina and strength.

Cardiology at TriStar Health

Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.

Learn about Cardiology