At Marion Heart Associates and Marion Internal Medicine Associates in Ocala, Florida, we have two highly credentialed and experienced heart doctors on staff that diagnose and treat heart and cardiovascular disease. Dr. M. Singh, who founded Marion Heart Associates and Marion Internal Medicine Associates, is board-certified and fellowship-trained in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, as well as in nuclear medicine.
To provide a prompt and accurate diagnosis, our heart doctors perform a number of heart and cardiovascular procedures, many of which are noninvasive. They also perform screenings to help detect stroke, heart disease, and blood vessel disorders, as well as provide recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease. Our goal at Marion Heart Associates is to treat your heart condition, so you can go back to living your life with peace of mind.
Some of the many heart and cardiovascular diseases our cardiologists diagnose and treat include:
- Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib)
- Aortic aneurysm
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Carotid disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart attack
- Mitral valve prolapse (MVP)
- Peripheral artery disease
- Valvular heart disease
At Marion Heart Associates and Marion Internal Medicine Associates, we want all of our patients to live their lives to the fullest with peace of mind that their heart condition is under control. That’s why in addition to our cardiovascular services, Marion Heart Associates offers a pacemaker clinic and Coumadin clinic for patients with pacemakers or who take the anticoagulant Coumadin on a long-term basis.
A pacemaker is a small device that is implanted in the chest to help control cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms (when the heart beats too fast or too slow). This device uses electrical pulses to help the heart beat at a normal rate and relieve some symptoms of arrhythmia, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and fainting.
If you have a pacemaker, you need to have it tested approximately every 3 months to ensure it is functioning properly. At our pacemaker clinic, we will assess the battery life, check the pulse generator and leads, check for pocket erosion, and extract diagnostic information. If any changes need to be made to your pacemaker, we will program it into the device.
Coumadin is the brand name for warfarin, a prescription anticoagulant (blood thinning) medication that prevents blood clots from forming in your blood vessels. If you take Coumadin for a cardiac condition, it is important to check the medication’s effectiveness on a regular basis.
At our Coumadin clinic, we will obtain a blood sample using the finger stick method to check your prothrombin time (PT) and international normalized ratio (INR). These measurements check to ensure that the Coumadin is doing its job to prevent clots without causing excessive bleeding. Results are immediate, and if your Coumadin dosage needs to be adjusted, the doctor can do so that same day.
Cardiovascular Care in Ocala, FL
When you have a heart or vascular condition, our compassionate heart doctors will help you understand all of the options for managing your condition and symptoms. Call the Marion Heart Associates and Marion Internal Medicine Associates office in Ocala, Florida, at (352) 867-9600 or use our online request an appointment form.