Multi-Speciality Medical Practices located in East Orange, Belleville, South Orange, West Orange, Maplewood, Newark and Bloomfield, NJ


About Cardiology

If you have heart or blood vessel issues or are at risk of heart disease, see the specialists at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA. With locations in West Orange, East Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Newark, and Bloomfield, New Jersey, the skilled medical team offers comprehensive cardiology services for men and women of all ages. Schedule an in-person or telehealth cardiology evaluation by phone or online today.

Cardiology Q&A

What is cardiology? 

Cardiology is a medical branch that deals with heart and blood vessel disorders. A cardiologist specializes in this field, offering medical evaluations, cardiac diagnostic testing, and treatments that reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke, and other complications. The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, team provides top-quality cardiology care in a welcoming setting.

Which conditions does cardiology address?

Examples of conditions cardiology addresses include:

  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Heart valve disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Blood vessel diseases
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Renal artery disease
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Subclavian artery disease
  • Blood clots
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Endocarditis 
  • Cardiomyopathy

Signs of a heart or blood vessel disorder include shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and pale gray or blue skin color. You might also experience swollen limbs, fatigue, or irregular heartbeats. 

Your risk of heart disease increases due to family history, lack of exercise, carrying excess weight, and poor nutritional habits. Stress, diabetes, smoking, and poor dental health are also risk factors.

What happens during cardiology appointments?

The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, team checks your blood pressure and other vital signs during cardiology appointments. They weigh you and discuss your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, medications, and more.

They also complete a physical exam to look for signs of potential heart issues, blood vessel disorders, or disease risk factors.

Cardiologists provide blood tests, electrocardiograms (EKGs), echocardiograms, CT scans, stress tests, and other heart function tests to determine if you have heart or blood vessel irregularities. 

Which cardiology treatments are available?

Your provider may recommend treatment for a heart issue, such as:

Healthy lifestyle education 

Adopting healthy habits is an excellent way to maintain outstanding heart health. Eat a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, don’t smoke, minimize stress, maintain an ideal body weight, and get plenty of sleep. 


Taking medications helps treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and other heart or blood vessel issues.

Medical procedures

Some blood vessel blockages or heart problems require surgical procedures to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Your specialist may suggest an angioplasty, stent placement, pacemaker insertion, radiofrequency ablation, bypass surgery, or another medical procedure. 

Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment at The Heart Center of the Oranges, PA, by phone or online today to take advantage of superior cardiology care.