Heart and Vascular Care

We provide the best care possible for the most important muscle in your body. We want you to make the most of every smile, moment and memory. Whether you need a screening, a stent or support for a heart-healthy lifestyle, we’ve got you covered.

Heart care close to home

We created our heart and vascular center so our Brighton neighbors wouldn’t have to travel long distances to receive excellent care. Our team cares for you in a welcoming environment based on personal relationships. We are proud of our commitment to returning you to health.

When you choose us, you have access to:

  • An advanced telemetry monitoring program
  • A Primary Chest Pain Center designation from Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • A 16-bed Intensive Care and Step Down Patient Unit
  • A Nuclear Medicine Imaging Services
  • Phase 1 Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • A non-invasive 64-slice CT heart scan which delivers high-speed, high-resolution 3-D heart images

Learn what to expect from heart and vascular care at Platte Valley Medical Center.

Heart and vascular conditions we treat

Our experts take an individualized approach to diagnosing your heart and vascular condition. We treat:

Learn more about our heart and vascular services and treatments.

Platte Valley Medical Center advantage

We are an Accredited Chest Pain Center. This means we use a holistic approach to our heart care. Our best practices reduce the time we take treating patients during the critical early stages of a heart attack. Our care standards keep you from being sent home too early or needlessly admitted to our hospital.

Less than one in five Colorado hospitals can offer this level of expertise when treating patients with symptoms of a heart attack.

Learn more about SCL Health's awards and commitment to quality patient care.

Cardiac Cath Lab

Our Cardiac Cath Lab has the highest quality equipment and digital technology. Our doctors can diagnose your condition quickly and accurately, using the precise heart images created in our lab. For example, during your exam, your doctor is able to immediately see if there are artery blockages. They can then determine to what extent heart disease may or may not be present.

Once this disease state is determine, your cardiologist is able to establish a plan of action. If you have mild to moderate heart disease, you will have a medical treatment. If you're diagnosed with a significant disease, you may need a inteventional procedure. These procedures could include balloon angioplasty, coronary stent or heart surgery.

The Cardiac Cath Lab offers inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Learn more about our heart imaging offerings.

Ongoing commitment to your heart care

Platte Valley Medical Center offers many diagnostic and rehabilitation programs for cardiovascular patients.

Our services include:

Interventional procedures when and if necessary A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team to get your heart healthy and strong A unique care plan tailored to your exercise, education, and maintenance needs Our Cardiac Support Group which meets the second Thursday of each month. It provides a respectful forum to discuss the challenges your illness has presented. The meeting agendas include guest speakers, new information on treatments, medicines, and prognoses.

Virtual follow-up

Most people want to go home after surgery. We understand. We know the best healing takes place when you can receive care from the comfort of your couch.

We started piloting virtual follow-up appointments at some of our locations in 2015. These appointments allow you to have your routine post-surgery follow-up exam in as little as 15 minutes. And you don't have to take a step outside your home. Our virtual care offering allows you to meet with one of our cardiology experts using HIPAA-compliant video conferencing. You care use your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Partnership with Saint Joseph Hospital

We offer advanced technology to keep your heart and circulatory system healthy. This includes many procedures that avoid the need for an operation when possible.

When an operation is necessary, we are proud to partner with Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Saint Joseph ranks as one of the top programs in the region and among the top 1 to 3 percent in the nation for outcomes.

If you need care better provided at Saint Joseph, we will work with you to transfer you to the regional heart center for advanced treatments.

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