Heart & Vascular
Holmes County Cardiology Services (HCCS)
Pomerene Hospital and Cardiovascular Consultants, a full-service cardiology group associated with the Aultman Heart Center, have joined forces to become Holmes County Cardiology Services. Now residents of Holmes County and the surrounding areas can receive seamless cardiac care from a team of experienced specialists close to home. Holmes County Cardiology Services provides a full range of diagnostic services, cardiology consultants, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels as well as post-operative follow-up care and heart disease management.
Holmes County Cardiology Services is conveniently located in the Millersburg Medical Center, just north of Pomerene Hospital at 1261 Wooster Road.
For more information, call (330) 674-HART (4278)
Did You Know?...
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected are not sure what is wrong and wait too long before getting help.
Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:
- Most heart attacks involve a discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
- Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, and stomach.
Shortness of Breath
- This may be with or without chest discomfort.
- This may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.
Learn the signs, but remember this:
Even if you're not sure it's a heart attack, have it checked out (tell a doctor about your symptoms). Minutes matter! Fast action can save lives - maybe your own. Do not wait more than five minutes to call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number.
Response has identified risk factors that increase your chance of having a heart attack. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of having a heart attack. Risk factors you can modify or treat include:
- Tobacco smoke
- High blood cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Obesity and overweight
- Diabetes mellitus
If you have questions about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or your risk of having a heart attack, call your doctor today.