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Why Miami Valley Hospital?

Our program is led by an experienced group of health care professionals focused on positive patient outcomes.

Our Goal is to Prevent Heart Disease as Well as Treat It

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in America. According to the American Heart Association, one person in four currently has some form of heart disease.

We encourage patients and their families to become actively involved in their heart care― from prevention to treatment to recovery.

MVH Cardiology is also leading an effort in cardiac preventive care with Premier HeartWorks, an inexpensive and complete heart workup program to help identify risk factors so patients can tend to their health now, and potentially avoid a heart attack later.

An Experienced Team 

Cardiac Services at Miami Valley Hospital specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of cardiac and vascular diseases and conditions. Our program is led by an experienced group of health care professionals ― from cardiologists, electrophysiologists and surgeons to cardiac nurses, physical therapists, and dietitians. The team works together with a patient’s primary care physician to provide a collaborative approach to care.

Level I Trauma Center: Saving Hearts and Lives

Miami Valley Hospital has the only Level I trauma center in the area, which means a cardiologist and surgeon are available 24 hours a day, every day. We are dedicated to helping patients survive heart attacks. Treating the patient as quickly as possible can improve the odds for heart attack victims. That’s why we focus on urgency at every level.

Prepared for Heart Emergencies 

The key factor in saving the life of someone having a heart attack is faster time to treatment. Miami Valley Hospital continually works to reduce time in every aspect of a patient’s life-saving care.

Dayton is the second city in the nation to develop a cardiac alert program with hospitals in the region and local emergency medical services (EMS). Working with EMS first responders, Miami Valley Hospital cardiologists use the cardiac alert program and advanced monitoring equipment to confirm a heart attack and begin preparations for treatment before the patient arrives. 

When an alert comes in, the heart response team is mobilized and a cardiologist is notified before the patient arrives. Patients are taken directly to the Cath Lab, where diagnostic and interventional procedures may be performed almost immediately. By getting patients faster care, MVH Cardiology has significantly improved survival rates. Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are available 24 hours a day for emergency heart surgery. 

Innovative Procedures

MVH Cardiology is committed to using new technology to save more lives. Innovative treatments such as cryoablation that can correct heart rhythm, electrophysiology studies that spot the heart's electrical problems sooner, and less-invasive off-pump coronary bypass surgeries, are a few of the ways heart specialists at Miami Valley Hospital continue to improve patient outcomes.   

Miami Valley Hospital introduced arrhythmia-spotting electrophysiology studies and plaque-resistant, drug-coated stents to our region and continues that leadership with innovative and specialty procedures such as stereotaxis for precise treatment of abnormal and rapid heart rhythm, minimally-invasive valve surgery, and technologies like coronary 64-slice CT angiography, which can identify coronary artery disease earlier than ever before.

Heart and Vascular Center – A Place to Heal

Since 1890, Miami Valley Hospital has been dedicated to building a healthier community. Our steadfast mission has remained unchanged for more than a century, as a legacy of excellence has been passed from one generation to the next. This tradition continues as we usher in a new era of patient-centered care with the opening of our Heart and Vascular Center. 

This space combines environmentally sound construction techniques, with the latest developments in cardiac care to create a healing environment. The result is an innovative health care facility right in the heart of Dayton. Every detail was carefully crafted with the health of our patients in mind.

  • A private environment ensures the restful healing time patients need.
  • Expanded space allows loved one to better support patients day and night.
  • A single patient in each room provides privacy when discussing private medical matters.
  • The transfer of germs between patients is decreased significantly.
  • Every patient is different. Private rooms allow care to be as individualized as possible.
  • Floor plans are designed to help caregivers spend more time with each patient and less time between them.
  • Cardiac care space is optimized to reduce the number of times heart patients are moved, so they recuperate more effectively.
  • Floors dedicated exclusively to cardiac services assures patients that everyone providing care is a heart specialist.
  • Advanced, larger catheterization lab design enables more efficient care and allows for future technology advancement. 

Learn more about the Heart and Vascular Center.

Content Updated: October 30, 2017

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