Meet Our Cardiology Staff
The MVH Cardiology team consists of physicians, nurses, researchers, support staff, and technicians who each play a role in your cardiovascular care.
Cardiac health care professionals you may interact with include:
- Patient Care Technician (PCT) - is a member of the health care team who performs direct and indirect patient care tasks under the direction and supervision of an Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
- Registered Nurse - provides direct care to patients and is responsible for a patient's overall case management. Watch Video.
- Cardiac Clinical Nurse –cares for people with heart disease and interact with patient families. They may monitor and treat acutely ill patients and help patients make lifestyle changes to help manage heart disease. Watch Video.
- Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) –combines expert clinical practice with advanced education, research, consultation and clinical leadership.
- Cardiac Vascular Invasive Specialist – performs cardiac catheterization procedures.
- Nurse Manager – works in the cardiac unit and specialize in caring for patients with heart problems. Watch Video.
- Respiratory Therapist - evaluates, treats, and cares for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Watch Video.
- RN Case Manager - serves as a registered nurse and as a social worker concerned for a patient's welfare.
- Dietician - helps promote good health through proper eating. They supervise the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, and educate individuals about good nutritional habits. Watch Video.
- Exercise Physiologist - assists the cardiac rehabilitation team to educate and provide exercise leadership for in-patients and out-patients with the goal to restore optimal functional activity and understanding of cardiac disease management. Watch Video.
- Physical Therapist (PT) - works with patients who have impairments, limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes.
- Occupational Therapist (OT) - helps patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments.
- Speech Therapist - assesses, diagnoses, and treats disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency.
- Social Worker - helps families locate community resources, assist in crisis interventions, provide counseling, educate patients about their diagnosis and respond to the unique needs of families
- Home Health Nurse - provides care in the homes of patients. Patients may be elderly or disabled, recovering from an accident, or suffering from a serious illness.
- Cardiovascular Technician - assists physicians in diagnosing and treating heart and peripheral vascular blood vessel ailments. Watch Video.
- Echocardiography Technician - assists cardiologists and cardiac surgeons by evaluating the heart via ultrasound or echocardiogram techniques.
- EKG Technician – is responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. Watch Video.
View all physician and staff videos about the Miami Valley Hospital Cardiology program.