William Newton Cardiology
Quality cardiology care is just a heartbeat away. William Newton Hospital provides diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular services in partnership with Heartland Cardiology of Wichita — bringing you big-city cardiology, with small-town heart.
William Newton Hospital is proud to offer full-time interventional cardiologists in both the hospital and office setting. The hospital has several skilled providers on staff with expertise and experience in care of the heart.
Cardiovascular services include:
- Office consults and follow-up appointments
- Office electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG)
- Hospital consults and follow-up appointments
- Cardiac and peripheral catheterization
- Cardiac stress testing
- Nuclear studies
- Holter monitors
- HeartMenders cardiac rehabilitation
William Newton Cardiology is the only full-time clinic in Cowley County dedicated to heart care and is conveniently located at the Physicians Pavilion in Winfield.
Skilled interventional cardiologist Dr. Alaa Boulad, MD is accepting new patients. Dr. Boulad specializes in treating disorders of the heart, including the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), and much more.
Put your heart in our hands — call 620.222.6264 to schedule an appointment.
William Newton Cardiology
1230 E. Sixth Ave. Suite 2C
Winfield, KS 67156
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
An EKG (a.k.a. ECG) is a quick and noninvasive measurement of electrical activity of the heart. Electrodes attached to wires are placed in specific locations on the chest, arms and legs. The test can provide information about the heart, including possible current and past heart attacks.
An Echocardiogram, sometimes referred to as Echo, is an ultrasound image of the heart. An echo uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to form a picture of the heart’s chambers, valves, walls and blood vessels. This is useful when looking at the structure of the heart and how well it functions. This test requires a specialized technician but does not require any preparation.
A cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath) can be done as an outpatient or as part of your stay in the hospital. Our interventional cardiologist may perform a cardiac cath for several reasons including the diagnosis of heart conditions, evaluation of blood flow to the heart muscle, or to open a blockage in the artery. Coronary angioplasty (opening of a coronary artery using a balloon) or placement of a stent (a tiny coil or tube placed inside the artery to keep it open) are examples of interventional procedures performed in the cardiac cath lab.
A peripheral catheterization can also be performed in the cath lab. This is a procedure performed to evaluate abnormalities or blockages of the blood vessels outside of the heart, such as the arms and legs. This procedure is typically performed on patients who have symptoms associated with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) such as: non-healing wounds, ulcers, pain when walking or climbing stairs, coldness in lower legs or feet, and painful cramping in hips, thighs, and calf muscles.
Cardiac stress testing can provide significant information about heart function, including the possibility of coronary artery disease. The test measures heart electrical activity while the patient is walking on a treadmill under the direct supervision of a physician. A medication alternative is used for patients who are not able to exercise. Stress testing is usually done in conjunction with nuclear imaging (see below). Contact Respiratory-Cardio Services at ext. 1283 for more information.
The nuclear medicine exam measures myocardial perfusion and typically follows the treadmill portion of cardiac stress testing. A radioactive isotope is introduced intravenously allowing for visualization of the heart and measurement of cardiac function. These exams require special patient preparation including discontinuing certain medications. Contact the Diagnostic Imaging department at ext. 1179 for more information.
These monitors have the capability of monitoring a patient from one to 30 days and are used to identify intermittent problems that may not be captured on a standard EKG. Patients are asked to keep a diary to help correlate their symptoms with cardiac activity. Contact Respiratory-Cardio Services at ext. 1283 for more information.
The HeartMenders outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program has a long history of helping people recover from major cardiac events (such as heart attack, angioplasty, and coronary artery bypass) or documented angina, valve replacement/repair and congestive heart failure. HeartMenders combines medically prescribed monitoring, exercise and education and is covered by most insurance carriers. After a cardiac rehabilitation program is completed, patients may choose to continue in the self-pay Phase IV program. HeartMenders meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is located on the main floor on the west wing of the hospital. Contact HeartMenders at 620.222.6247 for more information.