Cardiovascular Services at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center
The nationally recognized cardiovascular program at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at UH Samaritan Medical Center provides the best in treatment for heart and vascular disease, offering state-of-the-art care.
UH Samaritan Medical Center offers highly specialized, advanced medicine and surgical cardiology and vascular treatment, as well as access to the latest in clinical investigations that are available only in select U.S. programs.
Since 1912, UH Samaritan Medical Center has provided compassionate, quality heart and vascular related care to residents of Ashland and surrounding communities.
Cardiovascular Conditions We Treat at UH Samaritan Medical Center
Our dedicated team of more than 40 cardiac specialists and nurse practitioners tailor diagnostic and treatment plans to the individual needs of each patient, addressing the full range of heart and vascular condition, including:
- Coronary artery disease
- High blood pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Vascular disease such as:
Diagnostic and Outpatient Services for Cardiovascular Patients
UH Samaritan Medical Center’s heart and vascular physician have access to leading-edge technology to perform the latest diagnostic procedures. Because of the variety of tests available at UH Samaritan Medical Center, our medical team can create a diagnostic and treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Our capabilities include:
- Anticoagulation Clinic – For patients on a blood thinning medication such as Coumadin who need routine blood work to check their International Normalized Ratio (INR). A physician's order is required. Call 419-207-2559 for more information.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation – Each patient is given a customized exercise program. Patients visit three times a week for a 10-week period. A physician's referral is required. Call 419-207-2453 for more information.
- Cardiac Support Group
- COPD Clinic – Patients attend counseling sessions with a pharmacist and respiratory therapist to prevent their condition from worsening by learning exercises and breathing techniques. Call 419-207-2559 for more information.
- Circulatory System Treatment
- Device Clinic – Patients with pacemakers, Automated Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (AICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) receive routine assessment of their device. Nurses 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's 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 adjustment, lab work or medicine administration. Specialists may include nurses, social workers, dietitians and pharmacists. A physician's order is required. Call 419-207-2494 for more information.
- Level One Cath Lab
- Peripheral Vascular Clinic