Cardiac center in Ogden, Utah
The Heart Center at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Weber County, Utah, offers a wide range of specialty cardiovascular services for adult patients with conditions that affect their heart and blood vessels. From testing and treatment to prevention and rehabilitation, our experienced and highly skilled staff is trained to take care of the unique needs of heart and vascular patients and their families.
For more information about Ogden Regional Medical Center’s cardiology services, call us at (855) 413-7829.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Ogden Regional Medical Center has been granted accreditation in echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement. We are also designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
The best time to treat a heart attack is when symptoms first appear, meaning prompt, accurate diagnostics are critical to heart attack care. That's why Ogden Regional Medical Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center. We have received this designation because we've established protocol-driven processes that improve patient outcomes after a heart attack. For example, we offer a pre-hospital 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) that allows first responders to transmit your heart activity from the ambulance, on your way to the hospital. With this information, our emergency care teams can prepare and deliver lifesaving treatment.
Heart diseases and conditions we treat
Our comprehensive cardiac program offers proven and innovative therapies for a wide range of heart and vascular conditions, including:
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart attack and chest pain
- Heart failure
- Heart valve disease and disorders
- Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) such as atrial fibrillation
- Structural or congenital heart defects
- Vascular disease
We also offer a specialized program to treat heart disease that is preventing patients with cancer from receiving care they need. Specifically, this cardio-oncology program enables patients with heart conditions to heal and become strong enough to undergo cancer treatments.
Heart attack care
We provide resources on how to prevent a heart attack by helping you identify symptoms and risk factors. We also encourage you to learn about heart attacks and what you can do to prevent and treat them, such as:
- Learn to recognize heart attack symptoms in both men and women. When you recognize those symptoms, call 911.
- Learn hands-only CPR, which can double a person’s chances of survival following a sudden cardiac arrest.
- Sign up for a CPR class in your community.
- Take our free heart health risk assessment and learn more about your personal cardiovascular health.
Heart screening and imaging
We offer comprehensive heart screening and imaging services for patients. This helps us more quickly and accurately diagnose conditions of the heart. Some of these services, offered in our cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab), include:
- 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scans
- Coronary angiography
- Exercise stress tests
- Intra-cardiac echocardiogram (ICE)
- Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear cardiac studies
- Peripheral angiography
- Pharmacologic stress echocardiogram
- Renal angiography
- Stress echocardiogram
- Tilt-table test
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
- Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
Heart scans (coronary calcium scan)
A coronary calcium scan measures cardiac risk and helps assess your future likelihood of having a heart attack. It is non-invasive, only takes about 15 minutes to perform and provides easily-readable results within a couple of days.
Cost of a coronary calcium scan
Many cardiologists believe this is the most accurate test for measuring cardiac risk. We offer it for only $69, no matter what insurance provider you have.
How long it takes to get results
Your results will be mailed to you within 10 days. If you do not receive results within 10 days, contact your provider.
Heart and vascular surgery
We provide a range of interventional surgical procedures for heart and vascular conditions, including:
- Coronary angioplasty
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
- Coronary atherectomy
- Coronary stenting
- Coronary thrombectomy
- Endomyocardial biopsy
- Intra-aortic balloon pump
- Maze and mini-maze for AFib
- Peripheral angioplasty
- Peripheral atherectomy
- Renal angioplasty
- Septal defect closure
- Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
- Valve repair and replacement
- Other minimally invasive robot-assisted surgeries
This branch of cardiology deals with heart rhythm disorders. Some of our electrophysiology procedures include:
- 3D mapping
- Device lead extraction
- Elective cardioversion
- Event recorder implantation
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
- Pacemaker implantation
- Radiofrequency ablation, conventional
Irregular heartbeat treatments
We can help restore your heart's normal rhythm, often without major surgery, although you may use more than one of the following treatment options to fully resolve your condition:
- Drug therapy (typically only to control symptoms in the short term)
- Hybrid ablation—This minimally invasive operation involves surgical and catheter ablation performed over the course of a few days, requiring only one hospitalization.
- Convergent ablation—Convergent ablation uses surgical and internal ablation and is for patients who cannot undergo hybrid ablation due to lung disease or other medical conditions.
- Cox-maze surgery
- Mini-maze surgery
Left atrial appendage closure
This procedure is performed when a patient has experienced non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart's two upper chambers beat irregularly and are out of sync with the lower two chambers, causing a rapid heartbeat that can bring weakness, shortness of breath and palpitations.
This procedure reduces the risk of blood clots that cause strokes and is performed by implanting a device in the heart, permanently closing off a small pouch (the left atrial appendage), and keeping blood clots from entering the bloodstream and traveling to the brain and body.
Advanced AFib surgery
Our experienced cardiac specialists use advanced technologies and techniques to treat even complex and difficult heart arrhythmias. In fact, a cardiac surgeon and an electrophysiologist at Ogden Regional Medical Center are among only three specialists in Utah to perform innovative treatments for patients with long-standing, persistent AFib. These advanced procedures (hybrid ablations and convergent ablations) effectively restore the heart’s normal rhythm and provide new options for patients when other treatments have failed.
The benefits patients receive with these treatments include:
- Integrated patient care provided by A-Fib specialists with complementary expertise
- Faster and less invasive options; external and internal ablations performed sequentially during one general anesthesia session
- Combined approach reduces overall procedure times
Our cardiac rehab program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This makes Ogden Regional Medical Center one of only a few hospitals in Utah with such outstanding certification.
To learn more about our cardiac rehab program at the Heart Center, call our rehab team at (801) 479-2286.
Who needs cardiac rehab
Patients of all ages benefit from our cardiac rehabilitation program. The program may be a fit for you if you have had:
- Coronary angioplasty
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Pacemaker implantation
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Valve replacement
What to expect in cardiac rehab
Our program includes continuous telemetry monitoring during inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and respiratory therapy sessions. You will see a registered dietitian, smoking cessation specialists and others who are specially trained to care for you. Additionally, your family is an important part of your recovery and can be actively involved in all stages of rehabilitation.
Follow-up progress reports are sent to your referring and primary care providers at least every three weeks.
Reducing cardiac risk factors
If you are at risk for heart-related issues, it is imperative you are proactive in reducing your risk of heart attack or other heart-related issues. That is why we include educational classes as part of your rehabilitation sessions.
We are also proud to offer the following resources:
- Cardiac risk factors analysis
- Exercise therapy
- Four cardiac rehabilitation phases
- Nutrition counseling
- On-site corporate screenings and education
- Smoking cessation support
- Weight management
If a teen or adult suddenly collapses and is not breathing, you could save them by knowing this heart-smart version of a popular tune.
- Call 911.
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" — the perfect rhythm for hands-only CPR.
Continue compressions until help arrives. To avoid tiring quickly, lock your elbows and keep your arms straight and your shoulders down in a relaxed position (not up by your ears). Use your body weight, not your arms, to push. If another person is there, you can take turns if you need a rest.
Here are some great videos from the American Heart Association to help you learn hands-only CPR:
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