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If you or a loved one have a heart condition, the Adena Heart and Vascular Center is here to help with proven treatment for a variety of heart-related issues. We understand the risks and symptoms of heart and vascular diseases, and we’re committed to providing high quality care with compassion to help you get back to your active life.
Adena Cardiology has advanced services and works with the area’s leading cardiac professionals to help you maintain and check your heart health. One newer test they perform to check heart health is the Cardiac Calcium Scoring test. Cardiac calcium scoring can determine if you’re at risk of a heart attack or heart disease. The exam is recommended for women over 50 and men over 40 who have existing risk factors including, family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, obesity and smoking. Or it might also be recommended for patients with potential heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, pain or numbness in limbs in your jaw, neck, upper abdomen or back.
The cardiac calcium scoring exam is computerized tomography (CT) scan where they monitor your heart at the same time. It’s simple, painless and is generally completed in minutes. The test determines the amount of calcium build-up in the heart’s coronary arteries which can indicate a patient’s risk for a heart attack. It can detect early stage heart disease even when a patient shows no symptoms.
Adena Cardiology have a strategic partnership with the Heart and Vascular Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Together, the cardiac care specialist review patient work-ups and determine the best care path and follow-ups for each Adena patient. One of the most common issues they treat patients for is aortic stenosis, also known as a leaky heart valve. Aortic stenosis occurs when there is a narrowing of the valve in the large blood vessel branching off the heart (aorta). This narrowing keeps the valve from opening fully, reducing blood flow and putting additional stress on the heart.
There are two main procedures for aortic stenosis, one is valve replacement with open-heart surgery, and the second is a less invasive procedure called a transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) procedure. Depending on the patient’s condition, age, health and risk factors, Adena cardiologists work with the OSU Heart and Vascular Center team to decide the best surgical option. Generally, if the patient meets the right criteria, the TAVR procedure has become the standard of care over for aortic stenosis because is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than an open-heart procedure.
Once a patient has the TAVR procedure, they are very likely able to return to the quality of life they had before the heart condition occurred.
If you’re concerned about your heart health, or have one or more risk factors, check with your Adena Primary Care Provider to assess and determine is you should schedule a calcium scoring exam. Early detection is key in beating heart disease.
Your heart is important. So is your heart care. Our heart and vascular teams are available throughout our nine-county region to diagnose, treat and even help prevent heart and vascular related diseases and conditions. We use non-invasive techniques that get you back to your life quicker and with less pain, including robotic procedures.
Our cardiac experts offer a variety of heart-related services for both prevention and treatment, including:
Our cardiovascular specialists offer:
Blood thinners, also called anticoagulants, are an effective way to lower the risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by heart valve problems. If you are looking for an alternative to a lifelong use of blood thinners, the Watchman implant may be able to help. This one-time implant can helps reduce the risk of stroke caused by AFib. Adena Health System offers the minimally invasive, FDA-approved WATCHMAN™ procedure to help you prevent blood clots from forming during episodes of AFib, and keeping clots from moving from the heart to other parts of the body.
Our broad network of cardiology providers are available to provide you and your loved ones with treatment for a wide range of heart and vascular conditions, including:
If the unexpected happens, count on one of the most respected cardiac programs in the area. Adena specializes in treating heart attacks, particularly severe heart attacks known as STEMIs. Our door-to-balloon time, which measures the speed of delivering life-saving care to heart attack patients, is faster than the national average. And, thanks to area EMS squads having sophisticated technology, your care starts before you arrive at the hospital.
Heart failure is caused when the heart muscle is too weak to beat effectively. Heart failure may be one of most common chronic diseases, but we still take a unique approach to care. We bring together your primary care physician, cardiologist and other medical specialists to develop a coordinated care plan that helps you stay healthy in and out of the hospital for a lifetime of whole-person care.
Heart rhythm disorders, called arrhythmias, make the heart beat to push blood in and out of the lungs and through the body. Heart arrhythmias are very common, and most are not serious. If it becomes a problem, our electrophysiologists can map your heart’s electrical system Once they know the problem, many arrhythmias can be successfully treated with medications.
Since 1895, we’ve remained focused on our commitment to provide you and your family with the best healthcare and personal service. Though we regularly receive national recognition for high quality standards of heart care, our true honor is serving you. The list below is proof of our tireless efforts to improve the lives of our neighbors in Southern Ohio.