Providers at Foundation Cardiology treat heart disease in several ways. They may:

  • Suggest a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle

  • Prescribe medications

  • Recommend procedures and treatments

  • Prescribe cardiac rehabilitation

  • Recommend a clinical trial

Procedures and Treatments

Angioplasty: This treatment relieves blockage in a coronary artery without surgery. 

Electrophysiology. This procedure helps doctors diagnose, treat and manage heart rhythm conditions.  

Permanent Pacemaker: A permanent pacemaker may help regulate heart rhythm if the heart beats too slowly. 

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD): This small device monitors heart rate and rhythm. If you have a potentially lethal arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat), the ICD gives your heart an electrical charge so that it starts beating normally again. 

Cardioversion: This treatment corrects certain types of abnormal heart rhythms. Doctors use a carefully timed and well-controlled electric shock to the chest wall to restore a normal cardiac rhythm. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to improve your health after a heart attack or heart surgery. Learn more about our program.

Stroke Treatment

For advanced stroke care, we have around-the-clock video and teleconferencing access to stroke specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital. Using TeleStroke technology, doctors in our Emergency Department can transmit CT images and test results to specialists at Mass General. This partnership gives you:
  • Immediate access to a Mass General stroke specialist who can do a patient exam via video conferencing
  • Effective treatment, started as quickly as possible
  • Second opinions when needed
  • Close-to-home treatment from one of the country’s leading stroke care providers