Keeping your heart healthy plays a vital role in the health and well-being of your entire body. When your heart works well you have more energy and endurance to do the activities you enjoy. When your heart isn’t working well it makes life more difficult and much less enjoyable.

Our Board-Certified Cardiologist is on-site to help you assess your heart and talk to you about an individualized healthcare plan that will either prevent, treat or maintain good heart health.

Some key risk factors for cardiovascular disease are:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Total Cholesterol
  • High Blood Glucose
  • Smoking
  • High Body Mass Index

    Signs or Symptoms of Cardiovascular problems:

  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Rhythm Problems
  • Dizziness or Passing Out

    Our doctors and their staff will work with you to decrease your risk factors in a friendly environment close to home.

    Some of the services available to you at Ohio County Specialty Care are:

  • Medical Consultation
  • EKG
  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Abi’s (Ankle brachial Index)
  • Holter/Event Monitoring
  • Arrhythmia Management
  • Pacemaker/ICD Follow-up
  • Doppler Vascular Studies
  • Carotid Ultrasounds
  • Cholesterol Monitoring
  • Protimes Monitoring (Coagulation Clinic)
  • Cardiac Rehabilitations

    For more information about our Cardiovascular department including preventative screenings, testing or regular follow-up appointments after a heart procedure please call 270-730-5344.
    Our Rehabilitation Nurses work closely with our Physical and Occupational Therapists to return pulmonary and cardiac patients to the highest level of function possible.

    Ohio County Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

    Cardiac Rehab typically consists of 3 visits per week for up to 12 weeks. During this time, patients are monitored on a cardiac monitor and educated on safe and proper exercises as well as life style choices to maintain a healthy heart. Cardiac patients are then given the choice to continue a maintenance program after they are discharged from therapy. In this program, they are able to come to the clinic twice each week to perform independent exercise. Our rehab professionals are nearby for consultation as needed.

    For more information, please contact Brenda Freels, RN, - Cardiac and Pulmonary Program Director at 270-298-5426.