At Valley Hospital, we know the challenges of managing complex heart failure, arrhythmia and recurring coronary artery disease require advanced knowledge and expertise. That is why we have gathered together highly-qualified specialists in all aspects of cardiac care to offer you expert consultation and patient evaluation, as well as advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques.
When heart problems occur, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. The Emergency Department at Valley Hospital is prepared for cardiac emergencies. With cardiologists available around the clock and board certified emergency medicine physicians plus registered nurses certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), we are here for you when you need us most.
During a cardiac emergency, time is essential. A heart attack means that your heart has a blockage preventing blood from circulating into the heart's main arteries. If the blockage isn't cleared as quickly as possible, the heart can't receive the appropriate oxygen supply from the blood, causing damage to the heart muscle.
A "Cardiac Level I Activation" procedure was created to prioritize patients who are having a heart attack. It allows us to make sure our patients are getting the treatment they need as quickly and safely as possible.
Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department has a "Cardiac Activation Team" that prioritizes patients who are having a heart attack. It allows us to make sure patients with cardiac emergencies get the treatment they need as quickly and safely as possible.
Rockwood Heart and Vascular Center
The Rockwood Heart and Vascular Center team identifies, diagnoses and treats heart diseases and cardiovascular problems. Using diagnostic tools such as EKG’s (electrocardiograms) and exercise treadmill stress tests, our cardiologists are able to identify disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
The Rockwood Heart and Vascular Center at Valley Hospital offers patients extensive testing including:
- Clinic Consultations and follow-up
- Holter monitoring
- Heart rhythm monitoring
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Stress echocardiography
- Nuclear stres testing
Meet the Rockwood Cardiolgoy Providers
Amna Ahmed, M.D. -
Dr. Ahmed received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Ahmed completed an internship in internal medicine and psychiatry, a residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine all at the Medical College of George in Augusta. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is board eligible in Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology.
David Jones, M.D., FACC -
Dr. Jones received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. he completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine, and has special training in Cardiac CT utilization and interpretation. HIs special interests include congestive heart failure, preventive cardiology and cardiac imaging.
Jared Wyrick, M.D. -
Dr. Wyrick received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Pullman and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine both at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. Dr. Wyrick is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Cardiology in the Nuclear Cardiology subspecialty, and the American Society of Echocardiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a longer, healthier life. Review the following resources and find out more about your risk for heart disease and how to reduce the risk. If you believe you are at risk for a heart attack or heart disease, see your healthcare provider and find out how to reduce your risk.