St. Luke's Cardiology
A Heart for Compassion and World-class cardiovascular careWhen you or a loved one has a heart issue, you want a doctor with the knowledge, experience, and skill to give you the finest possible heart care.
130 Forest Glen Road, Suite B, Columbus, NC 28722
Office: (828) 894-5627 Fax: (828) 894-5879
Evans Kemp, MD
At St. Luke's Cardiology, under the direction of Dr. Evans Kemp, we're at your side at every step of your healing journey, from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and maintenance, providing peace of mind that you are receiving world-class care.
Dr. Kemp is a nationally-recognized cardiologist that came to us from Nashville, TN. He is the former co-director of Ascension St. Thomas Heart, where he led a group of 70 cardiologists. In addition, Dr. Kemp was the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehab for Ascension St. Thomas West in Nashville and the Medical Director for the Cardiac Hospitalist program. He has more than 30 years of experience helping create one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the south. Dr. Kemp is certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical CardiologyGenerally, Clinical Cardiology is the first exposure to specialized inpatient and outpatient heart care. We now offer world-class cardiac care and clinical therapies through Dr. Evans Kemp at St. Luke's Cardiology. We provide best-in-class tests to help make an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan. Dr. Kemp sees patients with common heart issues, such as angina, artery problems, valvular heart disease, and heart failure. He also treats patients with more complex heart conditions.
World-class Computed Tomography
Dr. Kemp uses a broad range of treatment options, including lifestyle modifications, medications, and procedures. And he also works closely with cardiovascular surgeons, should surgery be required.
Heart Care in Polk CountyAt St. Luke's Cardiology, we provide compassionate and personalized care. Dr. Kemp listens to you to make sure that he fully understands everything about your case before developing the comprehensive course of treatment that is right for you. Dr. Kemp will guide your healing journey from screenings, preventive heart care to complex heart and vascular surgery.
• Diagnose and treat heart attacks
• Manage congestive heart failure
• Stroke preventions
• Structural heart imaging
• Valvular heart disease
• Congenital heart disease
• Coronary artery disease
• Preventative cardiology.
• Restore normal heart rhythm
• Treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol
Heart Attack Symptoms DifferA heart attack doesn't always present with severe chest pain. Symptoms vary, as do the severity of symptoms. For example, 25% of people have no symptoms, while others have a sudden cardiac arrest. What's more, women often have subtle warning signs when they have a heart attack. And symptoms often vary based on gender, as women often have subtle warning signs, whereas men tend to experience chest pain before a heart attack.
Common symptoms in both men and women:
• Chest discomfort, pressure, or pain
• Difficulty breathing independent of activity
• New feelings of fatigue
• Rapid or irregular heartbeat
• Sudden arm (most often in the left arm), jaw, neck, back pain
If you believe you are having a heart attack, go directly to our Emergency Department or call 911.