Count on Downriver Heart & Vascular Specialists

Welcome to Our Patient Center

Your heart health is a serious matter. That’s why the board-certified cardiologists want to equip you with the best knowledge leading up to your appointment. Located in Southgate, MI, and serving communities in Wayne County, our heart center strives to provide excellent, patient-centered care. Whether you require heart treatments or want to learn more about heart-related diseases and conditions, we’re here to help.

Downriver Heart & Vascular Specialists in Southgate, MI

Insurances We Accept

Downriver Heart & Vascular Specialists accepts a wide range of insurances. Some of these insurance plans include, but are not limited to:
Aetna
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Anthem
BlueCross
Cigna
Medicaid
Medicare
United Heallthcare
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FAQ

How is hypertension treated?

Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists offers comprehensive hypertension care that includes:

Lifestyle changes- Improving your diet, getting more exercise, losing weight, and stopping smoking can all lower your blood pressure. Your provider helps you create a plan to reach your lifestyle goals.

Medications-In the early stages of hypertension, lifestyle changes may be all you need to get your blood pressure down to a normal range. If your blood pressure doesn’t improve, your provider prescribes antihypertensive medications.

Treating the underlying condition-Your provider at Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists also treats the underlying health conditions that contribute to hypertension, such as high cholesterol.

What happens during a chest pain evaluation?

When you come in with concerns about chest pain, the Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists team conduct a comprehensive exam to find the root cause of your symptoms. They review your medical and family history and perform a physical exam. To assess heart health and function, your specialist may run cardiovascular testing such as:

  • Stress testing
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter monitor
  • Carotid Doppler ultrasound
  • Nuclear stress testing

What are the risk factors for coronary artery disease?

What are the risk factors for coronary artery disease?

Coronary artery disease develops over many years, and you may not have any symptoms until there is a severe blockage or a heart attack. You may be at risk of developing coronary artery disease if:

  • It runs in your family
  • You’re a smoker
  • You have diabetes, high cholesterol, or hypertension
  • You live a sedentary lifestyle

If you have risk factors for coronary artery disease but no symptoms, you may benefit from Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists evaluation. 

The team can look at your coronary arteries and develop a plan to improve blood vessel health and prevent health complications. 

What is a pacemaker?

A pacemaker is a medical device that monitors your heart with sensors and then sends electrical pulses to the heart when needed to maintain a normal heart rate and rhythm.

With technological advances, these tiny electrical devices keep getting smaller, and their batteries last 8-12 years.

What can I expect during hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you sit or lie comfortably as the pressure in the chamber increases. You breathe in and out like you usually would.

You might experience a fullness sensation in your ears which you can relieve by swallowing or yawning.

After your therapy is complete, your Downriver Heart and Vascular Specialists provider checks your ears, your blood pressure, and your pulse before you can go home. If you have diabetes, you can also expect a blood glucose test before leaving.

Downriver Heart & Vascular

15150 Fort St. Southgate, MI
Southgate, MI, 48195

Business Hours

Monday- Friday: 8 AM-4 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

Get In Touch

734-206-2277

734-282-9302

downriverheart@gmail.com