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 rehabilitation.

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 outcomes.

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 successful. 

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
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Age (women age 55 and older are at increased risk)
  • Diabetes
  • 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:

  • Fatigue
  • 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
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite

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