OhioHealth cardiologists are widely recognized for their
expertise in recognizing and treating a full range of
cardiovascular disorders and diseases. Our cardiology services
cover the entire continuum of care, from prevention and early
detection to the latest in cardiovascular treatment and
We understand that heart disease may be the result of several
factors, and we work to carefully understand and address each one.
We use a broad range of treatment options to provide the best care
possible. These include lifestyle modifications, medication and
interventional procedures when needed. Cardiovascular imaging
specialists at OhioHealth use advanced imaging to diagnose and
manage heart disease. Our cardiovascular specialists use
advanced techniques to reduce recovery time while improving patient
At OhioHealth, patients receive state-of-the-art tests and
procedures to make an accurate and complete diagnosis and develop a
treatment plan. We see patients with a wide variety of conditions,
from relatively common ones, such as angina, artery disease,
arrhythmia and heart valve problems, to rare diseases that haven't
been successfully treated elsewhere. We also understand the role of
genetics in heart and vascular disease, and we are expanding our
genetic testing capabilities.
Prevention – The Best Medicine
OhioHealth can treat the most serious heart and vascular
problems. We'd rather prevent them.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to addressing risk
factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, with the
goal of preventing serious illness. We give patients the tools they
need to stay healthy or reverse a condition that threatens their
heart and vascular health.
+ Some patients with hypertension can reduce or eliminate their
need for medication, simply by losing weight. Patients in our
Medical Weight Treatment programs receive comprehensive care and
supervision from our team of physicians, dietitians, exercise
physiologists and behavioral counselors.
We also offer more complex and advanced methods to treat
hypertension for patients who don't respond to lifestyle changes
alone. The Hypertension Clinic at the OhioHealth Advanced Heart
& Vascular Center helps people with resistant and complicated
hypertension. For more information, call (614) 566.2400
+ Quitting smoking has immediate, positive results –
raising HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels, while simultaneously
lowering LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. Quitting smoking will lower
blood pressure. Our tobacco cessation programs support people
who want to quit smoking and make sure they are
When treating people with high cholesterol, we work with as
many regimens as it takes to arrive at the best results. The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Lipid Clinic at McConnell Heart Health Center treats patients with elevated blood lipids that have been resistant to standard therapy.
+ A sedentary lifestyle is a known risk factor for several
serious cardiovascular conditions. At OhioHealth, we stress the
importance of getting up and moving. We participate in HooFit, a
walking program at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where our
physicians and zoo staff lead walks through the park, providing
heart-healthy information along the way.
It's recommended that people take 10,000 steps a day to
reduce their risk of disease and live healthier lives – and a
program like HoofFit is an easy and fun way to take those first
steps while learning more about heart disease from an OhioHealth heart and vascular physician.
Women's Heart Health
Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women. More women die of
cardiovascular disease than the next four causes of death combined,
including all forms of cancer. At OhioHealth, we are
committed to helping women understand and lower their risk factors
for this deadly disease.
Risk factors for women include:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Age (women age 55 and older are at increased risk)
- Family history
- Pre-eclampsia with pregnancy
Know the Numbers
Nearly one in two women has high or borderline high cholesterol.
Many women live with unrecognized high blood pressure. Both are
involved in contributing to heart attacks and stroke.
OhioHealth physicians, nurses and a team of experts in women's
heart health partner with women to provide them with the knowledge
and tools they need to avoid serious heart problems.
Am I At Risk? Pregnancy and Heart Disease
Women who experience hypertension, pre-eclampsia and diabetes
during pregnancy are at increased risk for developing heart disease
later in life. We guide women through difficult pregnancies and
manage the most complicated conditions, so they can enjoy life
with their children and grandchildren for years to come.
Know the Signs of a Heart Attack
Women experiencing heart attacks sometimes don't know it. The
symptoms of heart attack in women can be different than those in
men. Symptoms of heart attacks in women include:
- Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing or fullness in the chest
- Pain/discomfort in one or both arms
- Pain/discomfort in the neck or jaw
- Pain/discomfort in the stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
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