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Heart & Vascular Health

You may think that heart and vascular health pertains only to your heart, but there's much more to it than that. It includes your circulatory system—your arteries and veins, as well as your lymphatic system. So, while it's important to maintain a healthy heart, it's important to pay attention to other parts of your body—like your legs—where unexplained pain may signal problems like Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.), which is a common condition that increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Heart & Vascular
Services & Procedures

We earn the trust of patients throughout the region because we provide advanced, lifesaving care in one convenient location that's close to home and the support of your friends and family. Our experts have the experience and resources to keep your entire heart and vascular system working as they should to ensure your quality of life and ability to do the things you love with the people you care about. From wellness and prevention to high-tech diagnostics, critical emergency services, a variety of interventional procedures, and personalized rehab programs, we're here to help in any way we can—giving you access to superior care without the need for extended travel.

Heart procedures include:

  • Low-risk Diagnostic Heart Catheterizations. Heart catheterization detects blockages in the coronary arteries, measures the amount of blood the heart pumps out per minute, and detects tumors and birth defects of the heart.
  • Artificial Pacemakers. These electronic devices act in place of the heart's own pacemakers to treat slow arrhythmias.When the heart slows below a set threshold, the artificial pacemaker begins to fire off electrical impulses.
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD). Half the size of a deck of cards, an AICD is a box that can be surgically implanted under the skin with wires connected in the heart to correct life-threatening irregular heartbeats. The AICD automatically senses the "quiver" and delivers a shock to convert the arrhythmia back to a normal rhythm.

Vascular procedures include:

  • Diagnostic angiograms of the aorta and cerebral, carotid, renal and leg arteries.
  • Interventional procedures including angioplasty and stenting of the aorta and carotid, renal and leg arteries.
  • Minimally invasive repair of thoracic and aortic aneurysms and mechanical and pharmacological resolution of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
  • Peripheral/Extremities
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Diagnostic Angiogram
    • Surgical or Endovascular Stent Intervention
  • Carotid Artery
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Diagnostic Angiogram
    • Surgical or Endovascular Stent Intervention
  • Vascular Access for Dialysis
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Venous Disorders and Vein Ablation

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, contact:
Fisher-Titus Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center
419-660-6946

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides a full spectrum of rehabilitation services to help individuals return to a healthy lifestyle. Rehabilitation teams develop a program specifically tailored for each patient’s condition and needs in order to pave the way for the best possible recovery. Click here for more information.

Health Education

Maintaining a healthy heart and vascular system is extremely important. You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older; however, there are other factors that make vascular disease more likely. These include:

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. If you are interested in learning more about the vascular system and how you can help prevent or minimize the risk of problems, check out the following sites. Each provides additional information we think you’ll find useful in learning about vascular health.

The Society for Vascular Surgery

Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Dictionary

Medline Plus Blood, Heart and Circulation Health Topics


World-Class Vascular Services are available to patients throughout Erie and Huron counties, including Amherst, Ashland, Attica, Bellevue, Berlin Heights, Castalia, Clyde, Collins, Fremont, Greenwich, Huron, Milan, Monroeville, New Haven, New London, New Washington, North Fairfield, Norwalk, Nova, Oberlin, Plymouth, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Shelby, Shiloh, Tiffin, Tiro, Vermilion, Wakeman, Wellington, Willard and the surrounding communities. Call us today to learn more!