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COMPREHENSIVE CARDIAC SERVICES

  
Hardin Memorial Hospital has made a primary commitment to excellence in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. This commitment is reflected in the established goal of delivering exceptional basic and advanced treatment of cardiovascular diseases and related disorders. This exciting program reflects HMH's growth as a regional medical center. Over 200 physicians currently have privileges at Hardin Memorial Hospital.    

Open Heart Surgery
Central Kentucky heart patients can receive the very real health benefits of remaining close to their loved ones while enjoying state-of-the-art surgical care. HMH Open Heart Surgery services feature a newly designed operating suite and employs the very latest equipment and techniques. Each and every patient receives personal attention from surgeons, nurses and other care providers. Referring physicians receive daily faxed condition reports and status updates. The department is supported by a full complement of perfusionists, anesthesiologists and allied health professionals.

Interventional Cardiology
For appropriate candidates, interventional cardiology procedures are available as a less-invasive alternative to traditional open heart surgery. These procedures, such as angioplasty, atherectomies, and stents are conducted by our cardiologists.

Cardiac Catheterization
The Cardiac Cath Lab provides diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions to adult patients only using state of the art equipment. The Cardiac Cath Lab operates Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with on-call after-hours and weekend coverage. It is located on the first floor (MAP PDF). Services include, percutaneous transluminal coronary and peripheral angioplasty, coronary and peripheral stenting, rotational and directional coronary atherectomy, right and left heart catheterization with or without grafts, temporary and permanent cardiac pacemaker insertion, cardiac resynchronization therapy, intra-aortic balloon pump, as well as patient and family support. For more information about the Cardiac Cath Lab, call (270) 706-1104.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
The Hardin Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides progressive exercise and education to patients with cardiac conditions. The program has achieved accreditation status with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The unit has access to hospital cardiac and emergency services. With the goal of improving function and prolonging life, the program's services include comprehensive evaluation, prescribed exercise and education. Four levels of rehab services are offered: Phase I -- Inpatient Cardiac Rehab Phase II -- Outpatient Cardiac Rehab(12 week monitored program) Phase III -- Maintenance program(for graduates of Phase II) Phase IV -- Home program and monthly check-ups. Volunteers to share their experiences with the heart patients before, during and after their treatment at HMH. For more information about Cardiac Rehab, call (270) 706-1599, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Outpatient Cardiovascular Services
Diagnostic Testing

  • Echocardiograms
  • Exercise Echocardiogram
  • Dobutamine Stress Echo
  • Transesophageal Echo
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Exercise EKG Test
  • Tilt Table Test

For more information regarding Cardiovacular Services at Hardin Memorial Hospital please call (270) 706-1689.

Nuclear Cardiology, in the Diagnostic Imaging Center, provides testing to patients of all ages. Nuclear Cardiology provides diagnostic services 5 days per week, with on-call after-hours and weekend coverage. Testing is regularly available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with provisions for after-hours testing. Nuclear Cardiology is located in the Diagnostic Imaging Center on the first floor (MAP PDF).

  • Stress and rest TL-201 myocardial scanning
  • Cardiolite myocardial scanning
  •  Resting MUGA (Multigated Left Ventricular Scanning for Ejection Fraction)

For more information about Nuclear Cardiology, call (270) 706-1645, or for an appointment, call (270) 706-5444.

Coronary Care Unit
The Coronary Care Unit specializes in cardiac care for adult and geriatric patients, as well as care to medical patients, as does the Intensive Care Unit. The unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is located on the second floor (MAP PDF), adjacent to the ICU. Services include post-cardiac interventional therapy management, management of critical drips, cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia detection and management, thrombolytic therapy, intra-aortic balloon pump and invasive procedures (Swan Ganz catheters, A-line catheters, temporary pacemaker insertion and maintenance, etc.), All RN Staff are ACLS certified, 1:1 and 2:1 Patient/Nurse ratio, open visiting for families, open communications with medical staff, ventilator management, as well as house wide code blue and Rapid Response Teams. For more information about the Coronary Care Unit, call (270) 706-1703.
Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
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