The Most Experienced Physicians, The Most Personalized Treatment
Watch to learn more about our Cardiac Rhythm Program and its impact on our patients' lives.
The Christ Hospital Health Network offers patients the most experienced cardiac rhythm program in Greater Cincinnati. Our physicians are deeply involved in research and have performed many of the world's "first" cardiac rhythm procedures. Patients benefit from access to the latest treatment and approaches to successfully treat rhythm disorders, or arrhythmias.
Home to the largest cardiac rhythm program in the region, our program consists of electrophysiology physicians, skilled staff and resources dedicated to treating the entire spectrum of heart rhythm issues. Treatments include lifestyle modifications, medical management, device implants (pacemakers and ICDs) or minimally invasive techniques to eliminate heart rhythm issues.
Millions of people have an increased risk of stroke due to atrial fibrillation (AFib),
an irregular heart beat that affects everyone differently. Symptoms of this complex condition can range from mild to severe, and treatments vary from simple lifestyle changes to advanced surgical procedures. Many medications prescribed to treat AFib can be difficult to stick with due to additional check-ups and health risks. The best approach to managing AFib is through close collaboration with your physician and education.
Physicians with The Christ Hospital Health Network are specially trained to treat heart rhythm issues by working with you to create a plan personalized for your condition, lifestyle and preferences. From the latest guidelines on safe and effective medications, to the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques —our AFib team provides care customized for you.
If uncontrolled, AFib can lead to:
- Five times greater risk of stroke
Minimally Invasive Treatments
Our physicians are experts in performing ablations, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to eliminate Afib without making a conventional chest incision. We offer traditional ablation as well as cryoablation, a new treatment with a proven
success rate in reducing and eliminating arrhythmias. Studies suggest this new
technology provides shorter procedure times and better outcomes for patients.
Reducing Stroke Risk Without the Use of Medications
Many people with Afib struggle to stay on blood-thinning medications due to the required monitoring, lifestyle limitations and bleeding risks. The FDA has recently approved a new minimally invasive treatment to reduce stroke risk for Afib patients, without the use of these medications. About the size of a coin, The Watchman is a new device that is inserted through a catheter into the specific area of the heart most often responsible for clots that cause stroke. The one-time procedure effectively "seals off" this area and prevents stroke-causing blood clots from entering the bloodstream. The Watchman procedure is covered by Medicare for approved patients.
The Christ Hospital is the only hospital in the region to offer a new treatment to reduce the risk of Afib-related stroke, without using anticoagulation drugs, or blood thinners. To learn more, call 513-206-1275 or click here.
Care Closer to Home
Advanced heart and vascular care is now more accessible than ever. Click here for information on The Christ Hospital Physicians - Ohio Heart & Vascular locations throughout Great Cincinnati.
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The Christ Hospital has been named among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in U.S. by Truven Health Analytics for 11 years.