Cardiology

At Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, we take pride in offering one of the most comprehensive cardiology departments in the Upper Peninsula. Our board certified cardiologist, Dr. Nicholas Hoeve, is highly experienced in the evaluation and treatment of coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, preventative cardiology and non-invasive vascular medicine.

What Is Cardiology?

Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine that deals with the heart and some areas of the cardiovascular system.

As one of the most vital medical specialisations, cardiology focuses on diagnosis and treatment of any issues related to the heart. These can include valve issues, clogged arteries, irregular heartbeat, heart attacks, and more. Treatment typically consists of medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes.

What Do Cardiologists Do?

Cardiologists are highly trained doctors in the field of the heart and vascular system. Like all doctors, they must complete a pre-med degree for four years, and then attend medical school for an additional five years. Post graduation and residency in a real world hospital, cardiologists will then spend many years specialising in cardiology to achieve the extreme .

Cardiologists can further specialize into different niches such as pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, or cardiogeriatrics.

All cardiologists are highly experienced with a range of cutting edge diagnostic tools including ultrasound, blood tests, and transesophageal echocardiograms.

Cardiologist assisting patient with heart issue in manistique

Who Needs to see a Cardiologist?

If you are experiencing any symptoms that could be related to the heart or vascular system, a cardiologist would be a good idea to visit.

Anyone who has experienced repeat dizziness, faintness, shortness of breath, chest pains, tingling sensations in their arms, or similar symptoms could benefit from a consultation with a cardiologist.

Patients who have had a recent cardiac episode or procedure should continue to consult with their cardiologist to ensure they are healing correctly and to carefully monitor overall health to minimise the risk of a repeat event.

What Cardiac Procedures Do We Perform?

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud to have one of the most advanced cardio-pulmonary suites in the Upper Peninsula. Our highly experienced cardiology department is capable of performing many of the latest cardiac procedures including:

  • EKG
  • Comprehensive Echocardiogram
  • Treadmill Stress Testing
  • Stress Testing with Imaging
  • Cardioversion
  • Outpatient Cardiac Monitoring
  • Non-invasive peripheral vascular testing
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram

Nicholas S. Hoeve, DO, FACC

Nicholas S. Hoeve

Nicholas S. Hoeve, DO, FACC

Dr. Hoeve graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University and earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Adult Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship at MetroHealth Hospital (University of Michigan Health) in Wyoming, MIchigan. His interests include preventative cardiology and cardiovascular imaging.

Dr. Hoeve is Board Certified:

Internal Medicine

Adult Cardiology

Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography

Nuclear Cardiology

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation