Cardiology

E. Jerry Quinlan, MD provides cardiac care for patients at the Martin's Point Portland Health Care Center in Maine. Also at this location is David Ghiorse, a Physician Assistant specializing in heart disease and cardiology

Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with the heart. Cardiologists diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and blood vessels, such as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. Martin’s Point cardiology services include diagnosing and treating heart conditions with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and providing ongoing care for chronic cardiac patients.  

Since heart disease is a leading cause of death in the US, a cardiologist will also discuss ways to stay heart-healthy, including quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising.

Here are some resources to learn more about heart disease and how to prevent it:
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease

You can take a heart disease risk assessment at:
http://www.cardiosmart.org/CardioSmart