TCI's specialty clinics are available for all your heart and vascular needs. From prevention to management of chronic conditions, our physicians are the region's leaders in heart and vascular care.
Sparrow Valvular Heart Disease Clinic
Not all structural heart diseases—including valve disorders—require traditional open-heart surgery. Depending on the cause, options such as minimally invasive surgery including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), or percutaneous procedures might be appropriate. Our team works with your physician to evaluate cardiac murmurs, treat a variety of valvular and other structural heart diseases, and provide a collaborative, definitive and timely approach to your care. Together, we will help determine which treatment is best for you.
With more than 40 years of experience, our multi-disciplinary team of cardiologists, interventionalists and cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are among the most skilled in the region. Our physicians, state-of-the-art technology, and nationally accredited echocardiography lab are located right here in mid-Michigan to serve your needs as close to home as possible.
ICD and Pacemaker Follow-up Clinics
The ICD and Pacemaker follow-up clinics at the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute are dedicated to providing full-service device evaluation and follow-up, including in-office and transtelephonic evaluation and wireless home monitoring. Full evaluation services are available for all models of implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, resynchronization devices and syncope monitors as well as Patient education and ICD support group activities. Under the direction of our 4 electrophysiologists, specially trained nurses are available Monday through Friday in our Lansing office and at scheduled intervals in our Carson City, Sparrow Eaton, Owosso and St. Johns offices.
Heart Failure Clinic
The Heart Failure Clinic is a subspecialty clinic within the TCI cardiology clinic. Under the direction of Michael Brown DO, FACC and Ronald Voice MD, FACC, Patients with chronic cardiomyopathies/heart failure require careful monitoring and frequent modifications of the medical program. The focus of this is clinic is improving quality of life by stabilizing symptoms, optimizing medical therapy, pursuing referrals for device therapy or transplant (when appropriate) as well as Patient education on adopting lifestyle modifications necessary to live with this chronic condition.
Heart Disease Prevention Clinic
The Heart Disease Prevention Clinic is dedicated to reducing one's risk of developing further coronary or vascular disease. This specialty clinic provides individualized assessment, counseling, and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors. Dr. David Strobl—the clinic's director—is one of the first physicians in the country to be certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol and triglyceride abnormalities. Dr. Strobl believes that aggressive management of cardiac risk factors—including high cholesterol—can not only prevent but may also reverse atherosclerotic disease. Emphasis is placed on both lifestyle changes and appropriate drug therapy.