Cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately 610,000 deaths every year in the United States. Today, an estimated one in five Americans has some form of heart disease. About 735,000 Americans have a heart attack every year. The statistics are grim.
To respond to the cardiovascular needs of the Wooster community and surrounding areas, Wooster Community Hospital (WCH) has established The Cardiovascular Institute. It is a specialty area where our board-certified cardiologists can provide expert and convenient cardiology services to our patients – and help to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease in our community.
Services at The Cardiovascular Institute of WCH
At The Cardiovascular Institute, we provide our patients access to on-site screenings, diagnostic tests, and treatments such as:
- Blood flow screening
- Calcium score screening (heart CT scan)
- Vascular laboratory
- Angiogram and venogram
- Cardiac catheterization
- Echocardiogram (“echo”)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Stress test (including nuclear stress test)
- Transesophageal echocardiogram
- Angioplasty and stenting
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and follow-up
Services are provided by the Wooster Heart Group health care team.
An Accredited Chest Pain Center
At The Cardiovascular Institute, we treat patients who are experiencing signs or symptoms of a heart attack. With our reputation for high-quality cardiovascular care, patients are assured the best care, prognoses, and efficient treatment – which allows them to go on to enjoy a better quality of life. The Cardiovascular Institute is accredited by the American College of Cardiology.
Life-Saving Interventional Cardiology
The Cardiovascular Institute at Wooster Community Hospital also provides life-saving cardiovascular procedures. Our cardiovascular team is trained and experienced in interventional cardiology, expertly performing emergency angioplasties to open up blocked arteries. Moreover, our team of physicians also perform aortic aneurysm repairs, artery plaque and clot removal, inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement and removal, and coronary artery fistula repair.
We utilize advanced methods for managing and treating cardiovascular emergencies, and we treat patients in a single facility. When cardiovascular emergencies occur, time is of the essence, and at The Cardiovascular Institute at WCH, there is no need to waste precious minutes transferring patients to another facility.
The World’s Smallest Pacemaker
At WCH, we are proud to offer our patients the world’s smallest pacemaker. The FDA-approved device is about the size of a multivitamin. It continuously regulates your heart rate for 12 years. Being so tiny, implantation requires a minimally invasive approach, which means a faster recovery for patients. Ask your cardiologist if you are a good candidate for the MICRA Medtronic Pacemaker.
High-Quality Cardiology Care in Ohio
Our commitment to providing world-class cardiovascular care to our patients in Wooster and the surrounding areas has made us a leader in the field. We focus on treating and preventing cardiovascular disease in our community.
If you are interested in our heart care or have any questions, please call The Cardiovascular Institute at Wooster Community Hospital at (330) 263-8282. As part of our public service, we do not turn away patients due to an inability to pay or a lack of insurance. Our facility is conveniently located in Wooster, Ohio.