A Wide Spectrum of Care

spectrum of care in contentPremier Health offers a wide spectrum of heart and vascular care across Southwest Ohio at convenient locations close to you and those you love. Whether you need preventative care designed to lower your risk of heart disease, an emergency intervention to open a blocked artery and interrupt a heart attack, treatment options to manage an irregular heart rhythm, or advanced technology to address a structural heart disease we have one goal. That's to keep your heart healthy and strong, and keep you living life to the fullest.

 

Premier Health's Heart and Vascular Services

  • Alcohol septal ablation is catheter-based technology designed to treat heart muscle when it becomes abnormally thick and causes the heart's pumping ability to diminish. This condition is known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Atrial septal defect transcatheter repair is designed to improve blood flow inside the heart by closing an opening between the heart's left and right atrium - without surgery.
  • Balloon valvuloplasty uses a transcatheter approach to open stiff and narrow heart valves.
  • Cardiac ablation is a minimally-invasive option that uses heat or cold energy to correct problems in the heart's electrical system called arrhythmias.
  • Cardiac stress test can show how well blood flows inside the heart, and how well the heart pumps blood.
  • Computed tomography angiography or CTA is technology that uses special x-rays that provide detailed pictures of a blood vessel's anatomy; if there are narrowed or blocked areas in the heart; and valve locations, shapes, and sizes.
  • Coronary angioplasty or cardiac catheterization can detect and treat the heart's arteries that have decreased or no blood flow because of hardened plaque called atherosclerosis. In coronary angioplasty, a catheter with an inflatable balloon is guided to the heart to open a blocked or narrowed artery and restore blood flow. During this procedure, the cardiologist may leave a stent in place to prevent the artery from closing again.
  • With coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG, the surgeon connects a healthy artery or vein to a blocked artery, creates a new path, and improves blood flow to the heart. Premier Health cardiothoracic surgeons are experience in open-chest and minimally-invasive procedures that use advanced technology and require smaller incisions.
  • Coronary orbital atherectomy may be used when the plaque build-up on the heart's arterial walls hardens, causes blood flow paths to become rough and irregular, and makes the patient high-risk for traditional coronary angioplasty. With this technology, solid plaque is gently sanded down into particles tiny enough to be absorbed by the body and restore blood flow. In 2015, Premier Health was the first health system in Dayton to offer this advanced technology. Watch an animated coronary orbital atherectomy video and learn more.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation can be an important part of treatment for all patients with heart disease. Through a combination of supervised exercise, lifestyle modification programs, education, and support, cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help heart patients improve their health after a cardiac incident and take steps to prevent future heart-related problems.
  • Cryoballoon ablation is “cool” technology used to treat heart arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation or A Fib. This ablation method uses an inflatable balloon filled with liquid nitrogen that can freeze the erratic heart tissue upon contact. Once frozen, cells can no longer conduct abnormal electrical signals, and the heartbeat may be restored to a normal rhythm. Advantages for patient can include less tissue manipulation by the electrophysiologists, shorter procedure times, and decreased amounts of radiation exposure. In 2013, Premier Health was the first health system in Dayton to offer cryoballoon ablation. Watch an animated video to learn more.
  • Echocardiogram or echo uses a transducer and high-frequency sounds waves to make pictures of the heart's valves and chambers while they're in motion. Information provided by these pictures can indicate how well the heart is pumping with a measurement known as an ejection fraction or EF. In a healthy heart, the ejection fraction is about 55 percent, which means that just over half of the blood filling the ventricle with each cardiac cycle is pumped out with a contraction.
  • An electrocardiogram or EKG records on graph paper the electrical impulses that travel through heart muscle. This information is used to detect heart damage and heart rhythm disorders.
  • Heart CT or calcium scoring is designed to uncover early-stage coronary artery disease, sometimes before there are symptoms. This screening uses CT angiography to look for diminished blood flow in the arteries that feed the heart. It’s fast and non-invasive. That means no needles, no dyes, and no exercise. You don’t even have to change your clothes. 
  • Premier Health's heart failure management programs are designed to help our patients living with heart failure an opportunity to improve the quality of their lives and avoid emergencies that can lead to extended hospital stays.
  • Heart rhythm management at Premier Health includes lifestyle changes and medications. When needed, we offer pacemakersimplantable cardioverter defibrillators, cardioversions, cardiac ablations and other advanced interventions to return your heart to a normal rhythm and you to the life you love.
  • Heart valve repairs and replacements become necessary when heart valve diseases progress and interfere with individuals' quality of life. At Premier Health, our Structural Heart Team is experienced with open-chest and minimally-invasive procedures, as well as catheter-based interventions that utilize advanced technology and techniques.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT can improve circulation and increase the amount of oxygen in the blood stream. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is evidence-based treatment used to promote healing in complex and chronic wounds.
  • Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the Watchman™ Device is a one-time, catheter-based intervention that offers certain patients living with atrial fibrillation the opportunity to reduce their stroke risks and eliminate blood-thinning medication from their daily routine. This medically advanced technology uses a permanent implant device that can block blood flow from going into the area of the heart where blood is most likely to pool during episodes of atrial fibrillation. This procedure is designed to prevent blot clot formation, avoid A Fib related stroke damage, and over time, remove the need for warfarin therapy. In 2016, Premier Health was the first health care system in the Dayton area to offer individuals this option to reduce their A Fib-related stroke risk. Watch an animated video of a left atrial appendage closure using the Watchman device.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI uses a large magnet and radio waves to create moving images of the heart as it pumps blood. MRI is used to detect abnormal blood flow through the heart.
  • MitraClip® transcatheter mitral valve repair is catheter-based technology that uses a small clip attached to the mitral valve to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation. MitraClip® allows the mitral valve to close more completely, helping to restore normal blood flow through the heart. It’s a less invasive treatment option for patients who are not good candidates for surgery.
  • Ocelot technology provides a real-time look at the inside of arteries during a peripheral angioplasty. This technology can give Premier Health specialists a more accurate view to navigate through narrowed arteries, remove blockages, and return oxygen-rich blood flow to lower legs and feet. In 2013, Premier Health physicians were the first in Dayton to use this unique tool to treat peripheral arterial disease or PAD. To learn more, watch an animated video of Ocelot technology.
  • Premier Health offers an extensive network of outpatient heart services for diagnostic testing at locations throughout Southwest Ohio. Appointment are made by calling (937) 499-7364(937) 499-7364 or (855) 887-7346(855) 887-7346 (toll free). Download a map to find services close to you.
  • A paravalvular leak transcatheter closure is designed to stop leakage between a replacement and natural valve without an open-chest surgical procedure.
  • Patent foramen ovale transcatheter closure is a non-surgical approach designed for the repair an opening between the heart's two top chambers that is present from birth.
  • Peripheral angioplasty treats peripheral arterial disease or PAD by improving blood flow to the legs and feet. Like coronary angioplasty for the heart, peripheral angioplasty uses an inflatable balloon to open blocked arteries in the lower extremities. Stents are often used to maintain good blood flow.
  • Premier HeartWorks offers advanced screenings and assessments for comprehensive heart health evaluations.
  • Stereotaxis is a magnetically driven robotic system used for catheter ablation procedures. It provides increased precision and accuracy, when compared to traditional catheter ablation; improves patient safety during ablation; and allows electrophysiologists to treat arrhythmias that may have been considered incurable just a few years ago. Premier Health was the first in Southwest Ohio to use Stereotaxis VDrive® to treat patients with complex heart rhythm disorders. Watch an animated video about Stereotaxis technology and learn more.
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR is designed to treat symptomatic aortic stenosis and restore normal blood flow – while the heart is still beating. As its name implies, TAVR technology uses a special catheter that carries an expandable, prosthetic heart valve. Using advanced techniques and equipment, the catheter is gently moved through blood vessels to the aortic valve. The natural, or in some cases, the current but poorly functioning bioprosthetic aortic valve, is not removed, but is used as an anchor for the new TAVR valve. Once in position, the replacement valve is released, and the catheter is gently removed. Premier Health was the first health care system in Dayton to offer TAVR. Watch an animated video to learn more about TAVR technology.
  • Vascular rehabilitation provides education, personalized programs, and supervised exercise to help patients manage their symptoms of peripheral arterial disease or PAD.
  • Ventricular septal defect transcatheter closure uses technology designed to improve blood flow inside the heart by repairing an opening between the heart's left and right ventricles without surgery.
  • Wound care services are offered by Premier Health to treat chronic, non-healing wounds on an outpatient basis. Our physician-led, multidisciplinary approach utilizes advanced technologies, clinical therapies, and evidence-based wound care treatment options, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions – Physician Videos

Premier Health physicians answer frequently asked questions about heart and vascular health. Watch their videos or read the transcripts.

  • Aortic Stenosis. When a Heart Valve is Too Tight: Premier Health's Dr. George Broderick answers frequently asked questions about aortic stenosis and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 
  • The Beat Goes On : Our rhythmic heartbeat depends on the heart's ability to conduct electrical impulses in unison. When the heart's electrical system becomes chaotic, heartbeats can be too fast, too slow, or occur in a disorganized pattern. Learn more about the heart's rhythm.
  • All about A Fib: Atrial fibrillation (A Fib) is the most common heart rhythm disorder. Treating A Fib is important because it can affect the quality of your life, and cause serious health complications such as stroke or sudden cardiac arrest. Find out more about atrial fibrillation and advanced treatment options like cryoballoon ablation and Stereotaxis.
  • Leg Pain?: If you have leg pain with walking, you may have peripheral arterial disease or PAD.
  • What is Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery?: It's a specialty surgical field that can improve patient outcomes with robotically-assisted technology.

Don't Give Your Heart to Just Anyone. Trust Premier Health.

The Premier Health Heart and Vascular Institute's innovative programs and services are designed to provide quality care for positive patient outcomes – with fewer complications, shorter recoveries, and long-lasting benefits. We are proud to serve our patients at convenient locations throughout Southwest Ohio, and welcome those seeking second opinions with their heart disease treatment plans.

If you or a loved one would like more information about the many cardiovascular services provided by Premier Health, please call us at (937) 499-7427(937) 499-7427.

Content Updated: January 4, 2019

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