Heart, Lung & Vascular
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Montana and the nation. Every day, Logan Health works to keep our community’s hearts beating strong. Through prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, we’re helping cardiac patients in our region achieve a rewarding quality of life while controlling the negative effects of heart disease.
Treating existing cardiac conditions is one of the greatest challenges to modern medicine. The good news is that Logan Health is ready to meet these challenges head-on with lifesaving technologies, advanced surgical procedures, and specialized courses of therapy. All are delivered in a caring environment by a team of dedicated professionals. With recent developments in the areas of rapid diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks, health care providers are now more empowered than ever to stop heart attacks before they cause permanent damage.
Our Heart, Lung & Vascular Services
Helping patients get back to the business of living is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work at Logan Health. Our cardiologists, pulmonologists, and rehabilitation specialists are here to provide support and guidance, leading patients on the road to a full recovery:
- Interventional Cardiology
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pulmonary Care
- Vascular Care
- Anticoagulation Clinic
- Cardiac Surgery
- Sleep Medicine
- Echocardiography Lab
- Coronary CT - Angiography (CCTA)
The Vascular Center
The Vascular Center at Logan Health Medical Center is focused on early identification and treatment for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The Vascular Center offers many diagnostic tools for your doctor to check for PAD. Treatments for PAD may include lifestyle changes, drug therapies, exercise therapy, endovascular approaches (such as stenting), surgery and more.
What is PAD?
PAD occurs when there is a narrowing of the blood vessels outside of your heart. The cause of PAD is atherosclerosis. This happens when plaque, a substance made up of fat and cholesterol, builds up on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the arms and legs. The plaque causes the arteries to narrow or become blocked. This can reduce or stop blood flow, usually to the legs, causing them to hurt or feel numb. If severe enough, blocked blood flow can cause tissue death. If this condition is left untreated, a foot or leg may need to be amputated.
Risk Factors for PAD
Symptoms of PAD
- If you smoke, you have an especially high risk for PAD.
- If you have diabetes, you have an especially high risk for PAD.
- People with high blood pressure or high cholesterol are at risk for PAD.
- People who are obese are at risk for PAD.
For More Information
- Leg pain that does not go away when you stop exercising
- Foot or toe wounds that won't heal or heal very slowly
- A marked decrease in the temperature of your lower leg or foot, particularly compared to the other leg or to the rest of your body
For more information about PAD, talk to your physician or call (406) 257-8992.