The Penrose-St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center provides a multidisciplinary murmur clinic in which patients with heart murmurs are evaluated with echocardiography then jointly by a cardiologist and cardiac surgeon. A collaborative plan for management is then developed and follow-up is arranged. A nurse coordinates the patient’s care and facilitates communication with the patient’s primary care physician. A screening tool for heart disease is also offered to primary care physicians who can apply it to their patients. Results of the screening test are reviewed by the coordinating nurse and patients with positive findings are brought in for evaluation.
For more information, call 719-77-MURMUR (68768).