Your Northern Michigan Heart Care Team
MidMichigan Health’s premier Heart and Vascular Program is served by an experienced team of more than 40 physicians and advanced practice providers. These include cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, heart failure and heart valve specialists, as well as vascular and cardiovascular surgeons. Your local cardiology team works collaboratively with this comprehensive team of specialists to ensure that you have access to the most advanced cardiovascular care.
local patients have access to a new heart failure clinic within the cardiology office, as well as a wide variety of diagnostic cardiac and vascular tests through MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena. These tests include diagnostic cardiac catheterization, CT angiography, exercise and nuclear stress tests, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms (EKGs), Holter monitoring, carotid ultrasound, Doppler studies, ankle brachial index (ABI), vein mapping, arterial assessments and others.
Should more advanced cardiac treatment become necessary, a full range of interventional procedures, as well as open heart surgery, elective angioplasty and structural heart procedures are offered at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics in 2017.
If your condition does require advanced cardiac treatment, your recovery can be completed close to home through the specialized cardiac rehabilitation program in Alpena. Home nursing care is also available locally through MidMichigan Home Care.
Heart Failure Clinic
For your convenience, Abraham Salacata, M.D., and Fawn Munro, W.H.N.P.-B.C., are now offering a Heart Failure Clinic within the Alpena Cardiology Office. MidMichigan’s Heart Failure Program was developed in collaboration with the University of Michigan and is based on best practices for treating patients suffering from heart failure. The program is designed to assist patients in monitoring responses to treatment, modifying behaviors, adjusting medications, coordinating care with their doctor or advanced practice provider, and facilitating referrals for advanced heart failure treatments.
Cardiologist Abraham Salacata, M.D., is now offering a PAD Clinic in Alpena. The Clinic is held at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena in the Cardiac and Pulmonary testing area located at 1501 W. Chisholm Street. This Clinic is part of MidMichigan’s specialized PAD Program which is dedicated to the advanced management and treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a life threatening condition caused by the narrowing of arteries in the legs. Fatty buildup, called plaque, clings to the artery walls, restricting blood flow to the legs. For more information, contact Tina Mason at (989) 839-3494.