Millions of adults suffer from heart disease, a family of cardiovascular disorders that remains the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC.
Awareness, preventative measures, and access to specialized medical care are critical. The cardiologists and heart specialists at UP Health System know how to anticipate, prevent, and treat many heart problems — helping many people live long, healthy lives.
Cardiology specialists prevent, diagnose, and treat many heart problems related to:
- Cardiac arrest
- Chest pain
- Congenital heart defects
- Coronary circulation (arteries and veins)
- Heart muscle, outer lining, and valves
- Vascular system (blood vessels)
Providers in the Heart & Vascular Center at UP Health System provide treatment across the Upper Peninsula.
An accurate diagnosis is the first, and perhaps most important, step to treating heart disease. UP Health System offers the latest digital diagnostic capabilities that enable physicians to instantly identify problem areas, helping to quickly determine the best treatment option for our patients.
Diagnostic testing is available across the Upper Peninsula. At UP Health System - Portage, Dr. Ronald Voice specializes in diagnostic testing, including echocardiography, cardiovascular computed tomography, and nuclear cardiology.
Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiology
Congenital heart disease can affect people of all ages, with symptoms including heart murmurs, heart rhythm disorders, heart palpitations, chest pain, and fainting (syncope).
A specialist in pediatric & adult congenital cardiology provides individualized treatment to identify heart problems in children and help manage symptoms as they grow into adulthood. The Heart & Vascular Center at UP Health System is home to the only Pediatric Cardiologist in the Upper Peninsula.