Heart Services & Treatments
Whether you experience a chronic heart condition or an emergency, you’ll find excellent treatments and services at Owensboro Health. Trust us to provide personalized, compassionate care for as long as you need it.
A cardiologist may treat your heart condition with Cardiac Catheterization, a minimally invasive technique that inserts a tiny tube (catheter) into an artery near your groin or in your wrist. Owensboro Health providers most often access your blood vessels through your wrist, which means you’ll feel more comfortable and be able to walk around sooner after your procedure.
Your physician may recommend a treatment such as:
Timely Heart Attack Care
During a Heart Attack, rapid response improves your outcome. So when you arrive in Owensboro Health Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department, you’ll soon get a potentially lifesaving balloon Angioplasty, which stops a heart attack by restoring blood flow to your heart. Our average door-to-balloon time is just 58 minutes—much shorter than the national standard of 90 minutes. This timely treatment increases your odds of a successful recovery and rehabilitation.
Pacemaker & Defibrillator Monitoring
If you receive a Pacemaker or Implanted Cardioverter-Defibrillator, heart specialists may be able to monitor your device and heart condition remotely. You’ll learn how to conveniently send information by phone or the internet to show how your heart and device are working.
- Your care team will get more frequent updates on your health
- You’ll get recommendations for any treatment you need sooner
- You can reduce trips to your doctor’s office
When you’re diagnosed with a blood clot and prescribed a blood thinner (Anticoagulant), our CoagCare Clinic Program will help you make sure you take the medication correctly. We’ll monitor your dosage over time to verify it’s safe and effective, and advise you about the drug’s possible interactions with other medications and certain foods. That means you can get the most benefit from your blood thinner.