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What is a heart hospital?

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A heart hospital is a hospital that specializes in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The hospital may perform cardiovascular procedures exclusively or also provide emergency care and other services to patients.
Heart hospitals can treat cardiovascular disease anywhere along the spectrum of care - using treatments ranging from the less invasive (lifestyle changes, medication) to somewhat more invasive (balloon angioplasty, stenting) to most invasive (bypass surgery). Your cardiologist at a heart hospital will assess the level of severity of your cardiovascular disease and recommend appropriate life-saving treatments.

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