Detection and Prevention
Miami Valley Hospital has programs to help patients practice prevention, and offers classes for healthy lifestyles and screenings to find heart disease in its earliest stages.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Many factors contribute to the health of the heart. Risk factors are habits or traits that make one more likely to develop heart disease. Some, like age and family history, cannot be controlled; others, such as smoking, diet, and exercise are lifestyle choices and can be changed.
Are You at Risk?
Knowing your risk of heart disease is the first step to limit the dangers. Take our heart risk assessment.
Heart and Vascular Health Screenings
Premier Health hospitals, facilities, and partners work together to promote healthy living through prevention, early detection, and disease self-management.
Throughout the year we offer a variety of free screenings to encourage healthy decision-making. See out list of upcoming classes and events.
Non-invasive, early diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is essential. People who do not know they have heart disease have a 30 percent chance that their first symptom will be an actual heart attack. That’s why finding heart disease before there’s an emergency is important. When you need a procedure to diagnose a possible heart condition, Premier Health can help. With an extensive network of outpatient cardiac services throughout southwest Ohio, we are located near where you live, work, and play.
- Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring – is non-invasive imaging used to find blocked heart arteries.
- Echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to assess the heart’s function and structures, such as valves.
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) with electrodes attached to your body, it records electrical signals from your heart onto paper.
- Stress testing is used to see how well your heart functions during rest and activity.
- Vascular ultrasound uses sound waves to get images of blood vessels and determine how well blood flows to and from major organs.
In addition to cardiac testing, many times you may need lab work done or other imaging services such as X-ray. We also offer those services in several locations.
Schedule an appointment by calling Premier Health’s Central Scheduling at (937) 499-7364.
At Premier HeartWorks, heart health is our top priority. We are dedicated to educating patients about the importance of preventing heart disease, modifying risk factors and fighting heart disease in its earliest, most treatable stages.
We offer a portfolio of five programs and assessments
- Comprehensive cardiac risk assessment
- Coronary artery calcium scoring
- Comprehensive stroke risk assessment
- Women’s cardiovascular program
- Healthy lifestyle program
Learn more or call Premier HeartWorks at (937) 438-LIVE (5483).
Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
Not all heart attacks are the same. Some are sudden and dramatic, and leave no doubt that the patient is in trouble. Other heart attacks are subtle and quiet, with little or no pain. Both can cause a lot of damage. Would you recognize a heart attack? Learn how.
Learn About Heart and Vascular Disease
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about cardiology and treatment of heart and vascular disease. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more.
Content Updated: July 7, 2016