August 28th, 2008

Great River Health Systems has opened Great River Cardiology, a new physician clinic for the treatment of heart-related conditions. Interventional cardiologist Abdullah Alwahdani, M.D., is medical director for Great River Cardiology and Great River Heart and Vascular Center.

Dr. Alwahdani joined Great River Medical Center’s medical staff in 2006. He received his medical degree from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Dr. Alwahdani then completed his residency and fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Dr. Alwahdani had been with Southeast Iowa Cardiology Associates, West Burlington, since 2006 before joining Great River Cardiology.

Dr. Alwahdani has been providing cardiac and peripheral angioplasty services to patients at Great River Heart and Vascular Center for the past two years. Angioplasty is a procedure to open clogged vessels using inflatable balloons or stents.

Great River Cardiology provides diagnostic and treatment services for a range of conditions including congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol and peripheral artery disease. Services offered include:
• Carotid angiography
• Coronary angiography
• Echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography
• Electrocardiography
• Event and Holter monitoring
• Heart vessel balloon, stent and atherectomy procedures
• Nuclear cardiology
• Peripheral angiography/angioplasty
• Segmental pressure measurement
• Stress testing

Great River Cardiology is in Great River Heart and Vascular Center at Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (319) 768-1820.