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Heart Care and Cardiovascular Services

Patients who come to Defiance Regional Hospital with chest pain can be assured that they have highly skilled physicians and nurses, combined with state-of-the-art equipment, to determine the cause of the chest pain and begin appropriate treatment. Defiance Regional Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center, designated by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Sam Hornish Family Heart Center

In Defiance Regional Hospital’s sophisticated combination angio / catheterization suite, specialists are able to learn important facts about a patient’s heart, such as the amount of blockage in coronary arteries and diseases of the heart valves. Board-certified cardiologists and nurse clinicians manage your care before surgery, during recovery and in the rehabilitation process.

To further its commitment to quality care, Defiance Regional Hospital has a highly trained cardiac care staff to provide a wide variety of heart-related testing and services, such as:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • CT Coronary Angiography and/or calcium scoring
  • Diagnostic cardiology
  • Echocardiogram – an ultrasound of the heart
  • EKG – measures the heart’s electrical activity
  • Event monitoring – 30-day EKG recording by event
  • Holter monitoring – 24-hour EKG recording
  • Stress tests
  • Telemetry or heart monitoring

Learn more about heart and vascular services at ProMedica, or call 419-783-5324 for more information about heart care at Defiance Regional Hospital.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Defiance Regional Hospital is committed to helping you improve your cardiovascular health. A primary goal of the cardiac rehab program is to help you develop healthy behaviors that will become a way of life and improve your overall health.

A comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program is available at Defiance Regional Hospital. A team of experienced professionals will assist you in the development of an individualized cardiac rehabilitation program if you have recently experienced a cardiac event or have been identified as needing to reduce your cardiac risk factors. Your program will consist of the following:

  • Continuous EKG heart monitoring during exercise
  • Discharge evaluation and recommendations
  • Group education
  • Individual and group education and support
  • Individualized risk factor modification
  • Ongoing contact with physicians involved in your care
  • Personalized exercise prescription
  • Physician-supervised treadmill test

Either you or your physician may schedule your appointments for outpatient cardiac rehab. A written physician referral is required. Medicare and most health insurance providers may cover the cost of a cardiac rehab program. Please call ahead to verify your coverage. If you do not have insurance coverage and cannot afford the services, please contact the cardiac rehab staff to discuss other options. Connect with cardiac rehabilitation services at 419-783-6943.