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Heart and Vascular Center

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Southern Indiana Heart & Vascular

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2400 E 17th St
Columbus, IN

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We are proud to be the area's only hospital to offer comprehensive heart care services, around the clock, every day at the Heart and Vascular Center.

Through our partnership with Indiana University Health Cardiovascular, nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report, you have access to an expert team of cardiac surgeons, close to home.

Making vital resources available

Heart surgery, cardiac intervention, catheterization, electrophysiology, vein treatment, cardiac rehabilitation ... If you have a heart problem, we can help - in a matter of minutes, if need be. And when minutes count, miles matter.

We are proud to offer a highly advanced cardiac intensive care unit, two state-of-the-art cardiac operating rooms, three cardiac catheterization labs (including the first all digital cardiac catheterization lab in Indiana) and an electrophysiology laboratory, all in Columbus.

Services at the Heart and Vascular Center include interventional cardiology procedures such as angioplasty and stenting, as well as the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, electrophysiology studies and ablation.

Having such exceptional cardiac care facilities here in our community makes it easier on heart care patients and families and, most importantly, saves lives.

Highly skilled doctors

An impressive roster of professionals with Southern Indiana Heart & Vascular and Indiana University Health Cardiovascular are prepared to assist with almost any type of heart condition.

The Indiana University Health Cardiovascular team is nationally recognized and offers their expertise in heart surgery directly in Columbus.

Our broad range of heart care specialists includes Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons and their support teams, allowing us to provide a wide range of services.

Cardiac Care

In addition to heart surgery, our Heart & Vascular Center provides non-invasive testing and other emergency heart care treatment. This means things like EKGs, Holter monitoring, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology stress testing, vascular screening, and cardiac catheterization.

The center also offers interventional cardiology procedures—which can include electrophysiology studies, ablation, angioplasty and stenting, as well as the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators.

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Vascular Surgery Services

Vascular surgery procedures are those addressing arteries, veins and lymphatics. While the vascular surgery field is quite specialized, the types of patients are quite diverse.

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Intensive Cardiac Rehabiliation

For patients living with cardiovascular disease, the road back to a healthy and active lifestyle can be overwhelming. Columbus Regional Health is making it easier for you to make meaningful changes to improve your health. We are excited to offer a new intensive cardiac rehabilitation program.

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Heart Failure Management

When the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands, blood pressure within the heart is elevated and can lead to heart failure. Significant heart failure progression over a period of days is known as acute decompensation and leads to hospitalization.

The CardioMEMS HF System uses a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery during a minimally-invasive procedure to directly measure PA pressure. The system allows patients to transmit PA pressure data from their homes to their health care providers allowing for personalized and proactive heart failure management to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.

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How We Compare

In addition to beating the national average door to balloon time by 37 minutes, our team uses a cardiovascular surgery suite that’s equipped with the most advanced heart care technology available. Point-of-care testing capabilities allow us to get lab results in the operating room immediately to make critical decisions faster.

We offer advanced cardiac care, including 24/7 interventional cardiology and heart surgery, as well as electrophysiology, intensive cardiac rehabilitation, and vascular disease services.

A regional hospital with major metropolitan-like advantages

We are pleased to be among the first hospitals in Indiana to use an all-digital x-ray cardiovascular imaging system. This allows our cardiologists to see your heart more clearly than ever before, and provides for better diagnosis of and treatment for coronary artery disease. (We also use PET/CT imaging for the early diagnosis of heart disease.)

The wide range of our interventional capabilities (tools and techniques that allow us to handle almost any type of heart emergency that arises) is also notable.

CRH is also one of only seven hospitals in Indiana to have received accreditation as a National Chest Pain Center. We first received this national accreditation in 2004, and have once again been designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by The Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Standout survival rates

A nationally recognized organization that’s dedicated to improving the care and survival rates for heart failure patients has taken notice of our results. You may not be familiar with The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium, but they deemed our Heart & Vascular Center to be an Accredited Heart Failure Center. We appreciate their recognition, and if you have a heart attack, you might too.

Even our beds are innovative

After heart surgery, patients are taken to our universal bed cardiovascular unit. This new approach allows you stay in the same room throughout your stay, cared for in the same bed, by the same team.

Our Heart & Vascular Center Doctors

Columbus Regional Health has partnered with Indiana University Health Cardiovascular to give patients in the Heart and Vascular Center access to an expert team of cardiothoracic surgeons located within our community. Cardiac surgeons work together with Southern Indiana Heart & Vascular and Southern Indiana Surgery physicians to ensure our patients have access to the very best heart and vascular care.


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Anthem Blue Distinction

Columbus Regional Hospital has been recognized by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for cardiac care.

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Heart and Vascular Center interventional cardiologist Dr. Nandu Gourineni MD Nandu Gourineni, MD
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Heart and Vascular Center interventional cardiologist Dr Evan Russell MD Evan Russell, MD
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Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Gregory Dedinsky MD Greg Dedinsky, MD
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Heart and Vascular Center cardiologist Dr Mark Hatfield MD  Mark Hatfield, MD
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Heart and Vascular Center cardiologist Dr Melinda Hunnicutt MD  Melinda Hunnicutt, MD
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Dr. Lawrence Klein Lawrence Klein, MD
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Vascular surgeon Dr Douglas Roese MD  Douglas Roese, MD
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Vascular surgeon Dr Jason Christie MD  Jason Christie, MD
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Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr David Hart MD David Hart, MD
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  • CRH nationally recognized for stroke care

    Jul 11, 2022
    Columbus Regional health has received the American Heart Association’s SilverPlus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Quality Achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.
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