Premier Heart and Vascular Care at UH Portage Medical Center
UH Portage Medical Center provides comprehensive cardiovascular care through the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. Our expert care begins with routine heart screenings and includes a wide variety of advanced treatment options, including interventional and surgical procedures.
Our nationally renowned physicians and leading-edge technologies to give patients the very latest in cardiovascular care. Our collaborative approach brings together highly trained cardiovascular physicians, surgeons, nurses and technicians – working together to deliver the most advanced, efficient and cost-effective cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment services available.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: The cath lab at UH Portage provides access to life-saving therapies – close to home.
Experts from a Wide Range of Heart and Vascular Specialties
Patients at UH Portage Medical Center have access to nationally and internationally recognized cardiovascular physicians and surgeons focused on a wide range of specialties, including:
- Atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias
- Cardiac and vascular surgery
- Cardiovascular imaging
- Interventional cardiology
- Minimally invasive interventions
- Prevention strategies
Find Out Your Risk for Heart Attack with a Calcium Score Screening
The coronary artery calcium (CAC) test – available at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center – assesses coronary artery disease (CAD) before symptoms appear. This test is the single most accurate method for predicting heart attack risk.
A calcium score can reveal early-stage heart disease. This test is performed on a computed tomography (CT) scanner that takes detailed pictures of the heart and reveals the presence and extent of calcium deposits in plaque on the walls of the heart’s arteries. Excessive calcium buildup is an indicator of coronary artery disease.
Testing for a calcium score can only be scheduled with an order from a physician. This non-invasive procedure takes approximately five minutes. Participants lay fully dressed on the CT table and hold their breath for a few seconds while the machine takes a series of pictures of the heart. Contact your primary care physician today to get an order for this free heart screening test.