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Cardiovascular Center - A New Partnership
Henry County Hospital and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
Henry County Hospital and the nationally-recognized St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
, have brought a new level of advanced heart care to Henry County residents with the opening of a Cardiovascular Center on the first floor of Henry County Hospital.
Previously, residents needed to visit out-of-town facilities for diagnostic catheterization services. Now, those services are available right here in Henry County. Best of all, they're backed by the clinical excellence of St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.
Staffed by cardiologists and specialists from St.Vincent Medical Group and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana the Cardiovascular Center now provides:
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
Cardioversion is one of the treatment options for A-fib and is done on an outpatient basis in our Cardiovascular Center. It restores normal heart rhythm and is usually done by sending electric shocks to your heart through electrodes placed on your chest while you are sedated. Medications also can be used to restore your heart rhythm.
Atrial fibrillation (also called A-fib or AF) is a common rapid or irregular heart rhythm condition in which the electrical impulses that control muscle contractions in the upper chambers of the heart or atria become rapid and chaotic.
Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) are typically used when it is difficult to obtain a standard echocardiogram of the heart. This most often occurs in patients whose chest walls are particularly thick or because they have emphysema.
While the patient is sedated, the transducer is passed through the mouth and throat and down into the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and positioned directly behind the heart. The transducer then bounces sound waves off the heart just as in the standard echocardiogram allowing the physician to see the heart structure.