South Pointe Hospital’s Cardiovascular Program features physicians who work closely with nurses and allied health professionals who are trained in critical care and advanced cardiac life support.
Our program focuses on prevention, detection, treatment and follow-up. Whether you have a common or complex heart problem, South Pointe is a trusted resource for superior technology and experienced professional care.
Education & Prevention
Cardiovascular disease is America's leading cause of death in men and women. Our prevention program helps people recognize their heart risks and establish a routine of healthful eating and regular activity.
Join us for any of these heart health programs:
- Healthy Heart
- Tobacco Treatment Center
- Diabetes Education
- Heart Healthy Tips
There are many forms of cardiovascular disease, including irregular heart rhythms, blocked arteries and stroke. Detection technologies help physicians develop quick and accurate diagnoses for any heart-related disorder.
The procedures performed use advanced electronic equipment that allows physicians to assess the cardiovascular system's structure and function, including:
For a cardiac treatment to produce the best results, the physician must see clear images of the heart. These advanced, non-invasive diagnostic tools include:
- Coronary Commuted Tomography (CT) Angiogram
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Echocardiograms (Echo)
- Electrocardiograms (EKG)
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
Ambulatory Monitors are small, portable electrocardiograph machines that are able to record the heart's rhythm. Each type of monitor has unique features related to length of recording time and ability to send the recordings over the phone.
Your doctor uses ambulatory monitors to:
- Assess your heart rhythm over time
- Correlate your symptoms with your heart rhythm
- Diagnose abnormal heart rhythms: what kind they are, how long they last and what may cause them
- Guide treatment for abnormal heart rhythms
Types of ambulatory monitors used at South Pointe are:
- Holter Monitors (24- and 48-hour)
- Event Monitors
- 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors
Nuclear Imaging is a technique for producing images of various body parts using small amounts of radioactive tracers. After administration of the tracer, images of the body part are obtained with a gamma camera, which helps physicians in diagnosing conditions.
Stress tests are used to:
- Determine your likelihood of having coronary artery disease
- Identify abnormal heart rhythms
- Evaluate the effectiveness of your cardiac treatment plan
Types of stress tests performed at South Pointe include:
- Exercise Stress Test
- Pharmacological Nuclear Stress Test
- Nuclear Exercise Stress Test
- Stress Echocardiogram
South Pointe Hospital is staffed and equipped to handle all cardiac emergencies as quickly as possible. Our services include:
- Emergency Department
Staffed by board-certified physicians and registered nurses certified in emergency care, these clinicians provide rapid identification of symptoms and intensive medical treatments to patients with early signs of heart attack.
- Emergency Transport Communication
While patients are being transported to South Pointe Hospital, the emergency transport team stays in continual contact with our physicians and trained mobile intensive care nurses, who guide paramedics in the field, saving crucial time in life-threatening emergencies.
Intensive Care Units
Our intensive care units are dedicated to providing cardiovascular patients with the support they need at each stage of their treatment and recovery. We provide:
- Special care for cardiac patients with dysrhythmias, myocardial infarctions and end-stage cardiac disease
- A step-down unit that monitors cardiac patients' response to their treatments and helps them regain independence
- Counseling for patients and their families during the hospital stay
- Pastoral Guidance upon request
- Non-invasive cardiovascular testing
Cardiac rehabilitation is a program designed to help patients quickly recover from heart problems and return to full, productive lives. The multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation focuses on developing an individual's healthy lifestyle.
The two main components of cardiac rehab are:
- Exercise: EKG-monitored and supervised exercise training that safely conditions your cardiovascular system, strengthens muscles, improves stamina and lowers your risk for developing heart problems.
- Education and counseling: To help you understand your heart condition and find ways to reduce your risk of future difficulties.
Location & Hours
South Pointe Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation
20000 Harvard Rd.
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Patients can be seen on:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays | 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 216.491.6083
Congestive Heart Failure Center
The Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Center at South Pointe Hospital provides comprehensive outpatient medical services to the congestive heart failure patient. The department is staffed by Advanced Practice Nurses with ACLS Certification who provide follow-up care to reinforce learning and assess ongoing needs.
CHF occurs when a person's heart does not pump blood efficiently. The body doesn't get all the oxygen and nutrients it needs, leaving patients feeling too fatigued to perform their normal activities.
The CHF Center helps people with heart failure regain a sense of normalcy and an enhanced quality of life through lifestyle and dietary changes.
- Cardiac monitoring
- Fluid management
- Follow-up assessments
- Inotropic administration
- IV medication
- Lab assessment
- Patient and family education
- Symptom management
Patient education includes:
- Review of disease
- Signs and symptoms
- Diet and fluid restriction
- Follow-up care
- Patient and family education
- Symptom management
South Pointe Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care for patients with vascular disease. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals includes the patient's primary care physician, vascular medicine physicians, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, nephrologists and specialized nurses working together to coordinate a patient's plan of care from diagnosis through recovery.
South Pointe vascular specialists care for a whole host of vascular diseases including:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Arterial diseases ("blocked arteries")
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Blood clots
- Carotid artery disease
- Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Dialysis access
- Difficult-to-heal ulcers, including diabetic and pressure ulcers
- Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMO)
- Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
- May-Thurner syndrome (MTS)
- Poor circulation
- Raynaud's phenomenon
- Renal artery disease
- Splenic artery aneurysm
- Swollen leg
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Varicose veins
- Venous diseases and disorders
- Venous insufficiency
- Venous ulcers
- Visceral artery aneurysms
- Wounds that are difficult to heal
For an appointment with a vascular specialist at South Pointe Hospital, call 866.733.6363 or 216.491.7380.
Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at South Pointe Hospital
Professionals from the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute - the nation's #1 heart program for 25 years.
Services offered at the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at South Pointe Hospital include:
- Medical appointments with cardiologists
- Echos (heart ultrasounds) with and without stress testing
- Exercise stress tests
- Pharmacological stress Tests
- Nuclear stress tests
- Holter monitor application
- On-site laboratory
- Potential for same day cardiac and x-ray testing
For more information about the innovative treatments at South Pointe Hospital, call 216.491.7380.