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Cardiovascular Services

EMH Elyria Medical Center is one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention and Cardiac Care!

Healthgrades - the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital - recently announced several clinical achievements bestowed upon EMH Elyria Medical Center.  For the 2nd year in a row, EMH is:

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary InterventionTM (2012 - 2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac CareTM (2012-2013)

Additionally, the hospital is ranked #1 in the state of Ohio for Vascular Surgery Outcomes, and is 5=star rated in 14 different clinical areas.  According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 75% lower at hospitals receiving 5-stars compared to 1-star hospitals.

For a complete list of of EMH's recent clinical achievements, click here.


The nationally-recognized cardiovascular program at EMH Healthcare offers patients the latest and most effective treatments in both invasive and non-invasive cardiology. 

Additionally, the hospital is ranked #1 in the state of Ohio for Vascular Surgery Outcomes, and is 5=star rated in 14 different clinical areas.  According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 75% lower at hospitals receiving 5-stars compared to 1-star hospitals.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of the procedures performed at EMH Elyria Medical Center.  We invite you to scroll over the procedure or topic that interests you, and then click on it for additional information.  Our Health Library contains helpful details that may assist you in discussing options with your cardiologist or other healthcare provider.

Disease/Illness

Patients diagnosed with the following diseases receive the highest quality of care in Lorain County and beyond.

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Carotid artery disease
    • Peripheral artery disease 
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol


Treatment

Our highly-trained and experienced physicians, nurses and technicians use state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods to help restore patients’ quality of life.

Diagnostic tests and procedures

Non-invasive cardiology

  • Echocardiography
  • EKG/Holter monitor
  • Stress testing
  • Pacemaker clinic

Heart Failure Clinic

  • Heart failure disease management
  • Chronic disease management

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary angioplasty and stent placement
  • Peripheral angiography and stent placement
  • Structural heart repair
    • Patent foramen ovale 
    • Atrial septal defect 
  • Carotid angioplasty
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft

Electrophysiology Lab

  • Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Pacemakers
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Electrophysiology 3-D mapping
  • Ablations
    • Supraventricular tachycardia 
    • Atrial Fibrilation 
  • Tilt table testing
  • Cardioversions

Surgical

  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Valve replacement (aortic and mitral)
  • Peripheral vascular bypass
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm 
  • Carotid endarterectomy 


Prevention

While many cardiovascular diseases are influenced by your family history, there are many steps you can take to help prevent or reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.  EMH Healthcare recommends viewing the American Heart Association’s web page for guidance on prevention of heart disease.


Awards:

EMH Elyria Medical Center has won numerous awards for its quality cardiovascular outcomes, including but not limited to:

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield “Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care” (2007, 2009)
  • Thomson Reuters “100 Top Hospital” in the nation (11 Times)
  • United Healthcare “Premium Cardiac Specialty Center” for (2007 , 2008, 2009)
  • American College of Cardiology Foundations’ NCDR ACTION Registry – “GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award” (2008)
  • American College of Cardiology Foundations’ NCDR ACTION Registry – “GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award” (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Thomson Reuters “100 Top Hospital for Cardiovascular Care” (2009)
  • UnitedHealthcare Premium Cardiac – Interventional Cardiac Care Specialty Center (Three stars and Higher Efficiency) (2010)
  • U.S. News & World Report “5th Best Hospital in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area” (out of 34 hospitals ranked).  EMH scored in the top 25 percent of hospitals nationwide in seven specialties, including Heart & Heart Surgery
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