Heart & Vascular Services at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center
The University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute team of specialists at UH Samaritan Medical Center in Ashland, Ohio, provides local access to nationally recognized care for any heart or vascular condition.
Call to Schedule an Appointment TodayCall 419-289-0491 to schedule a heart- or vascular-related appointment at UH Samaritan Medical Center.
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Residents of Ashland and the surrounding communities have access to highly specialized medical and minimally invasive heart and vascular therapies, including the latest clinical studies available only in select U.S. programs – close to home.
Cardiovascular Conditions We Treat at UH Samaritan Medical Center
UH Samaritan Medical Center has provided high quality heart and vascular care since 1912. Our dedicated team of specially trained physicians and nurse practitioners tailor diagnostic and treatment plans to the individual needs of each patient, addressing the full range of heart and vascular conditions, including:
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart arrythmias, such as atrial fibrillation
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Shortness of breath
- Vascular conditions such as:
Diagnostic and Outpatient Heart & Vascular Services
Newly Renovated Cardiac Catheterization Lab
In 2022, UH Samaritan Medical Center completely remodeled and updated its cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) to provide a wider range of heart and vascular services, diminishing the need for patients to travel or be transferred to other locations for care.
These high-end upgrades to our beautiful suite allow our team to better perform minimally invasive tests and advanced heart and vascular procedures. Expanded capabilities include percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), tilt tests, dialysis catheter insertions, IVC filter insertions and removals, as well as pacemaker, defibrillator and loop recorder insertions.
Precision imaging is also available onsite using new, state-of-the-art Philips Azurion interventional imaging technology. The addition of this machine allows technicians to take highly detailed pictures while decreasing patient exposure to radiation.
Patients on blood thinning medications such as Coumadin need routine blood work to monitor their international normalized ratio (INR). A physician order is required. Call 419-207-2559 for more information.
Each patient is given a customized exercise program. Patients visit three times a week for a 10-week period. A physician referral is required. Call 419-207-2453 for more information.
Cardiac Device Clinic
Patients with pacemakers or automated implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) and those undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) must have their devices routinely assessed. Nurses also provide wound checks after a device has been inserted. Call 419-207-2494 for more information.
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP)
A noninvasive treatment for patients with coronary heart disease, EECP stimulates the growth of small branches of blood vessels to create a natural bypass around narrowed or blocked arteries. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and consists of 35 one-hour treatments, five days a week for seven weeks. A physician referral is required. Call 419-207-2494 for more information.
Heart Failure Clinic
This outpatient service helps heart failure patients understand and manage their condition. It consists of a full body assessment, weight management and education, and may include medication adjustments, lab work and/or medicine administration. Our team includes nurses, social workers, dietitians and pharmacists. A physician order is required. Call 419-207-2494 for more information.