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Cardiology

Docotrs in surgeryGood Samaritan Dayson Heart Center

Cardiology Services in Indiana & Illinois Counties

Good Samaritan’s Dayson Heart Center is a comprehensive center focused on the prevention, detection, treatment, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular and circulatory diseases. We offer state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment in a patient-focused environment, close to home. The skilled cardiologists, vascular/thoracic surgeon and support staff strive to provide you with the best patient care resulting in better outcomes and the availability of more advanced treatment options.

Good Samaritan Dayson Heart Center
520 S. Seventh Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
812-885-3243 or 800-928-3243

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Comprehensive Heart & Vascular Services

At Good Samaritan, we have outfitted the Dayson Heart Center with the latest equipment for diagnosing and treating heart disease. Our multidisciplinary approach aims to diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular issues for patients of all ages.

With our Board Certified Physicians of Interventional Cardiologist and Cardiothoracic Surgeons, you can rest easy knowing that you and your family will get the care and attention you deserve. Our seasoned team of medical professionals are also supported by Acute Care Nurse Practitioners as well as other Clinical Specialists.

We believe in taking a holistic approach to care, and also offer many services to assist patients with their mental and emotional needs while treating their heart.

The Dayson Heart Center

Diagnostic Testing

  • Two State of Art Cardiac Catheterization Labs, with one being a Hybrid Lab, where endovascular AAA repairs and peripheral stenting is performed. Cardiac catheterizations are performed to identify blockages in coronary arteries. If blockages are found, cardiologists will perform non-surgical procedures to open blocked arteries.
  • Echocardiogram (ECHO). Using ultrasound, an ECHO evaluates valvular function of your heart
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG). An EKG records electrical activity of your heart
  • Stress Testing. Stress tests evaluate your heart’s response to physical stress or exercise. Stress tests may be performed with exercise or by using medications to simulate the effects of exercise.
  • Holter and Event Monitoring. Monitors for patients to wear home to record heart rhythm when symptoms such as irregular heart beat occur.

Specialty Clinics

  • Pacemaker Clinic – follow up for patients with permanent pacemaker or implantable defibrillators.
  • CHF Clinic – Outpatient clinic with focus on symptom control and medication compliance
  • Lipid Clinic – Outpatient clinic focusing on reducing lipids by education and medication control
  • Anticoagulation Clinic – Outpatient clinic monitoring patients on long-term anticoagulation for various vascular condition such as atrial fibrillation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Phase One – Inpatient education for patients that are recovering from heart attacks or cardiac cath lab interventions.
  • Phase Two – Outpatient cardiac exercise program with exercise while being continuously monitored.
  • Phase Three – Outpatient program with intermittent monitoring for patients completing phase two, with focus on reducing cardiac risk factors.

Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

At Good Samaritan we offer an array of cutting-edge treatment options for both vascular and thoracic concerns. Our Thoracic Surgeon, Elizabeth Ashworth, MD, is highly skilled in treating and diagnosing complex issues related to these areas of the body. To learn more, please click here.

Nurse look at a heart on a monitorPreventative Care

Heart disease is a silent killer and the number one cause of death in the United States. While heart disease may not manifest any debilitating symptoms before a heart attack or stroke occurs, your physician can assess the condition of your cardiovascular system and risk of sustaining a cardiac event.

Though heart disease is a prevalent problem in the U.S., it is also a preventable one. Changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle can help you avoid and even undo the damage to your heart and arteries. Our Community Health Department offers a wide array of health screenings throughout the community. Learn more about the condition of your heart and what you can do to take action against heart disease.

Call 812-885-3243 or 800-928-3243 to contact the Good Samaritan Dayson Heart Center.