If you have heart issues or a family history of heart disease, we have
good news: Cardiology is part of the services full-time in Gillette, Wyoming.
Our highly skilled, board certified cardiologists at the Campbell County
Medical Group Cardiovascular Services clinic are here at all times to
care for patients and our
cardiac cath lab allows us to provide care quickly during an emergency. And, we can help
get you back to your daily routine after a heart incident with our
Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
Dr. Shah and
Dr. Stamato use these and other tools to diagnose and treat heart problems as the
first cardiologists living and working in Gillette. The cardiac care team
includes our physicians, registered nurses in the Clinic, as well as a
team of registered nurses and technicians in the
Cardiac Cath Lab and
An experienced physician can help determine what kind of testing is recommended
to diagnose and treat potential heart problems, depending on symptoms
and risk factors.
Campbell County, Wyoming residents now have access to a new screening test
for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) at Campbell County Health.
It’s called Calcium Scoring, and it’s a quick and painless
test that can assess your risk of heart disease. The test uses a CT scan
to measure the amount and location of calcification in the arteries of
your heart. Calcification happens when there are significant deposits
of fat, called plaque, in the arteries. The more plaque, the higher the
risk for heart disease.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Cardiologists also perform procedures like cardiac catheterization in the
Cardiac Cath Lab at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. During a cardiac
catheterization, a narrow tube called a catheter is inserted into a large
artery and guided through the blood vessels into the heart. The physician
can then see and evaluate the heart’s health. The doctors utilize
a “radial approach” in the Cath Lab more than 70% of the time,
when the catheter is inserted through a vein in the patient's wrist. Services
provided at the Cath Lab include cardiac pacemakers, intracoronary defibrillators
(ICD), peripheral artery intervention, renal artery intervention and more.
Check out the services provided at the cath lab
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a monitored exercise and education program for
people who have experienced a heart attack or had heart surgery, helping
them recover faster and return to full and productive lives. Cardiac Rehabilitation
classes are held with others who share similar challenges, though each
patient’s treatment plan is based on their specific risk factors
and special needs.
Cardiopulmonary Services (CPS) provides comprehensive care and testing
for patients suffering from breathing disorders caused by heart or lung disease.
Two certified cardio echo technicians complete a variety of echocardiograms,
ultrasound images of the heart muscle and valves.
Electrophysiology is a subspecialty of cardiology that treats irregular
heart rhythms. Special equipment provides a 3-D map of the heart.
Cutting edge, convenient skin patches that help monitor heart rhythms to
determine if a patient has an irregular heartbeat that’s causing
Holter Monitors and External Event Monitors
A cardiac event recorder makes a record of your electrocardiogram (ECG
or EKG) when you have fast or slow heartbeats, or feel dizzy or like you
want to faint. It can also be used to see how you respond to medicines.
When a 24-hour Holter monitor is worn by a patient, the Cardiology Clinic
generate reports for the Cardiologists to review and make recommendations
for the patients.
Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Clinic
The Cardiology Clinic has a patient education class for implanted devices
(pacemakers and defibrillators) that meets weekly. Cardiologists track
patient cardiac reports on a daily basis via Internet readouts, watching
for activity that indicates a problem.
The Clinic offers a variety of cardiac stress testing including exercise
stress tests with and without nuclear imaging, and chemical stress tests
with and without echocardiograms.
Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) Test
An echocardiogram (echo) uses ultrasound to create pictures of your heart's
movement. A transesophageal echo (TEE) test is a type of echo that uses
a long, thin, tube (endoscope) to guide the ultrasound transducer down
the esophagus (“food pipe” that goes from the mouth to the
Call 911 at the first signs of a heart attack
At the first signs of heart attack, call 911. The classic sign of a heart
attack is a sharp pain in your chest radiating to your left arm; however,
there are many other warning signs, including:
• Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in
your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back.
• Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain.
• Shortness of breath.
• Cold sweat.
If you experience these symptoms, call 911. Do not lie down to see if the
symptoms pass, or drive yourself (or as a friend to drive you) to Campbell
County Memorial Hospital.
Find CCMG Cardiology at:
• Location: Campbell County Memorial Hospital, 501 S. Burma Avenue, Third Floor North,
• Phone: 307.688.3700
• Fax: 307.688.3717
• Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-5 pm; Friday, 8 am-noon; Saturday-Sunday, Closed
• Holiday Closures: Memorial Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day and the day after; Christmas
Day; New Year's Day