St. Rita’s Structural Heart and Arrhythmia Center will begin seeing patients on Friday, May 29

(Lima, May 28, 2015) – St. Rita’s Structural Heart and Arrhythmia Center will begin seeing patients on Friday, May 29, 2015. The new clinic is housed in The Henry and Beverly Hawk Heart and Vascular Center at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
More than five million Americans have heart valve disease, and many have no symptoms. But even without symptoms, valve disease can cause heart damage.
To combat valve disease in the communities we serve, St. Rita’s new Structural Heart and Arrhythmia Center streamlines the process of diagnosing and treating heart valve disease. The Structural Heart and Arrhythmia Center is a collaborative program comprised of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, imaging specialists and the valve center coordinator. Also known as the “Valve Clinic,” the center provides all phases of care including:
• complete medical evaluation by heart valve specialists
• state-of-the-art diagnostic valve disease education
• a personalized care plan, ongoing follow up and adjustments
• timely updates to primary care physicians
• valve surgery, if necessary
Care providers at the Valve Clinic work with referring physicians and patients to develop effective treatment plans. One phone call from a physician or patient is all that is needed to begin the process. The center’s nurse coordinator answers questions and coordinates everything to ensure smooth, efficient care, which might include valve repair or replacement, cardiac imaging, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or other minimally invasive procedures.

For more information or to refer a patient, please call 419-996-2714.

For more information, please contact:
Katee Johnson
Intern, Marketing and Communications
St. Rita’s Health Partners
O: 419-226-9802
KNJohnson@Mercy.com