Our Heart Team
Our heart care team includes experienced healthcare professionals overseen by our board-certified cardiologists. We work together to provide you with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan to address your specific cardiovascular needs.
Our heart team specializes in providing coordinated care. We work collaboratively with your primary care physician and other medical specialists to ensure that you receive the ongoing cardiac care you need. Our team members include:
Our board-certified cardiologists specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating all types of heart disease as well as other conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Our board-certified advanced practice registered nurse helps you reduce your cardiac risk factors by providing lifestyle coaching and promoting participation in our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Our interventional cardiologists are board-certified in cardiology and have received advanced training in the use of minimally invasive catheter-based procedures to diagnose heart and vascular conditions, such as blocked arteries or damaged heart valves.
Our cardiac nurses are specially trained to work closely with our cardiologists and provide you with patient-centered cardiovascular care.
Heart Health Videos by Rutland Heart Center
Watch videos presented by our very own Rutland Heart Center providers on various cardiac issues and tests.
Atrial Fibrillation (Irregular Heartbeats)
Learn more about irregular heartbeats including:
- Types of irregular heartbeats
- The signs and symptoms
- How irregular heartbeats are treated
Cardiac Rehabilitation at Rutland Regional Medical Center
The Rutland Heart Center's outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides support, education and medically supervised exercise to patients recovering from: Heart Attack Coronary Bypass Surgery Heart Valve Replacement Stable Angina Heart Transplant
Learn more about Rutland Regional's Cardiac Rehabilitation program in the above video.
What to Expect During a Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram
Are you scheduled to have a Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram? In the above video, staff of the Rutland Heart Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center talk about what you can expect and demonstrate the test.
EKG: An Easy and Painless Heart Test
An EKG (electrocardiogram) is an electrical photograph of the heart. By looking at the electrical impulses on an EKG, the doctor can determine whether there are any problems with previous injury, whether the heart is enlarged or whether there is any abnormality with the way the heart's conduction system is working.
24-Hour Holter Monitors
Are you scheduled to have a Holter Monitor Test? In the above video, staff of the Rutland Heart Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center talk about what you can expect and demonstrate the procedure.
Nuclear Stress Test
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Dr. James Fitts of the Rutland Heart Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, talks about Nuclear Stress Test, a test that measures stress on the heart and checks for any damage.
Nuclear imaging allows doctors to see what is going on in the heart and measures blood flow to the heart both at rest and during stress on the heart such as exercise.
Learn more about what happens during a nuclear stress test in the above video.
Pacemaker Device Check
A pacemaker is a device that sends electrical impulses to the heart to keep the heart beating at a normal rate. Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias (A-RITH-me-ahs). When someone has an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or at an irregular rhythm.
Patients who have pacemakers need to have their device checked routinely to make sure it is working properly.
Learn more about what happens during a pacemaker device check in the above video.
Reducing Hospital Admissions for Congestive Heart Failure Patients
A collaborative of health care providers in Rutland, Vermont is working to help patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) stay out of the hospital. Patients treated for CHF are often readmitted to hospitals within 30 days of discharge. With good care coordination and appropriate follow-up care readmission rates have been reduced.
Stress Test for Heart Disease
Are you scheduled to have a Stress Test? In the above video, staff of the Rutland Heart Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center talk about what you can expect and demonstrate the test.
Women & Heart Disease
In the above video, Laura Cohen, APRN, Michael Robertello, MD and Stanley Shapiro, MD from the Rutland Heart Center discuss the risk factors & symptoms of heart disease and how you can lower your risk.