Heart Center

The team of specialists at the Lakewood Hospital Heart Center includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and technicians who have worked on thousands of cases—developing the kind of teamwork, communication and trust that benefits every patient.

Diagnostic Services Available

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram/Stress ultrasound
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Holter monitoring
  • Stress testing
  • Thirty-day electrocardiogram event monitoring
  • Tilt table testing
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Interventional Services

  • Catheter ablation
  • Pacemaker insertion
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  • Stenting

Rehabilitation Treatment

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

For more information on any of the Lakewood Hospital Heart Center programs, contact the director of cardiac program development at 216.529.8580.

Outpatient Services

Anticoagulation Clinic»

Our outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic provides a special place for patients who are taking blood thinning medication to receive one-on-one care. The clinic is designed to help patients manage their medication regimen as safely and accurately as possible.

Patients who come to the Anticoagulation Clinic will receive comprehensive care by a specialized team of clinicians including highly trained nurses certified in anticoagulation therapy, pharmacists and lab technicians.

The clinicians will:

  • Provide assessments
  • Review medical history and diet
  • Administer a simple finger stick blood test
  • Monitor lab results
  • Review current prescription medications, over-the counter medications and supplements to check for possible drug interactions
  • Adjust blood thinning medication dosages as necessary
  • Communicate results with the patient and their doctor
  • Provide individualized and/or group education
  • Review safety measures

The Anticoagulation Clinic is accepting new patients. A physician referral is required. For more information or to refer a patient, please call 216.529.8500.

Location

Second Floor Atrium in the Heart Clinic
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 216.529.8500
Fax: 216.529.8505

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory»

Our Heart Center includes a digital catheterization laboratory for clearer and faster diagnostic imaging and a procedure room specifically designed for implanting pacemakers and defibrillators.

Heart Failure Clinic »

The Heart Failure Clinic helps patients meet the challenges of heart failure. The goal of the Clinic is to improve the quality of life of patients with heart failure by providing easy access to care, evaluating individual responses to drug therapy, and providing education about medications, diet, fluid and weight management, exercise, activity and the disease process.

The team will work closely with you, your physician and your family. This kind of an integrated and individualized approach will help you effectively live with heart failure.

For more information, please call 216.529.8500.

Women's Preventive Heart Clinic»

With one out of three women dying from heart disease, Lakewood Hospital believes there is a vital need to promote heart health to women.  That's why we have opened a Women’s Preventive Heart Clinic.

The Heart Clinic will provide comprehensive screenings for women to help them understand the risks of heart disease and provide information about how to minimize those risks. A cardiac nurse will perform a thorough history and physical, which includes:

  • Complete lipid profile and blood sugar
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • EKG
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Stress assessment

At the end of the visit the cardiac nurse will give the woman a personalized cardiac health plan and also provide a referral to any appropriate provider they may need.

The cost for the screening is $35. Reservations are required.

Please call 216.529.8500 to make your reservation today.

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