Cardiology

Always Investing in Your Cardiovascular Health

Glens Falls Hospital has invested greatly in facilities and technology to treat cardiovascular conditions and care for cardiovascular patients who require a hospital stay.

Our Juckett Family Cardiovascular Center is home to two state-of-the-art Interventional Radiology labs, two dedicated Cardiac Catheterization labs, and a minor procedures room, for lifesaving/life-enhancing procedures such as coronary angioplasty and diagnostic catheterizations.

Our Coronary Care Unit serves patients with severe and life-threatening cardiac disease and those suffering from cardiac-related complications.

Our Cardiac Telemetry Unit serves patients who require close and continuous cardiac monitoring due to a history of cardiovascular disease or other cardiac conditions.


Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you have had a heart attack, open heart surgery or other cardiac-related medical condition, the expert staff of Glens Falls Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can help you improve your health.

Our experienced, multi-disciplinary team of professionals, including cardiologists, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, psychologists and

  • Improve your heart's working capacity
  • Build your strength and endurance
  • Reduce the risk of long-term disabilities
  • Return to favorite hobbies or sports
  • Improve your quality of life

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program features:

  • Close cooperation with your physician
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Coordination of your care by an experienced nurse
  • Modern monitoring and exercise equipment
  • Participation in most insurance plans
  • Personal and group education for patients and families including heart-healthy eating, modifying your risk factors, and reducing stress.

To learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation at
Glens Falls Hospital,
please call (518) 926-5944.

Coronary Angioplasty

Whether in an emergency, or on an elective basis, the cardiologists of Adirondack Cardiology Associates and the staff of Glens Falls Hospital's Juckett Family Cardiovascular Center can open clogged arteries and restore healthy blood flow through coronary angioplasty.

In this important procedure, the cardiologist makes a small incision in the patient's upper thigh and threads a balloon catheter up to the clogged coronary artery.

Upon reaching the obstruction, the balloon on the end of the catheter is inflated, expanding the walls of the artery and restoring the flow of blood.

A small wire tube, called a stent, is placed inside the artery to hold open the walls and act as a tunnel for the blood to flow through.


Diagnostic Catheterizations

For people experiencing possible symptoms of heart disease, the cardiologists of Adirondack Cardiology Associates and the staff of the Glens Falls Hospital's Juckett Family Cardiovascular Center provide diagnostic cardiac catheterizations.

In this procedure, a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the patient's upper thigh and threaded to the heart. A dye is then injected through the catheter into the blood vessels, allowing blockages or abnormalities to be easily detected by x-ray. These detailed images allow doctors to determine whether a coronary angioplasty or other intervention is needed to improve blood flow or the overall functioning of the heart.