Cardiology Clinic
Caring with heart

Cardiology Clinic

CMH/OHSU Cardiology Clinic

Quality Heart Care for Quality of Life

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), provides comprehensive cardiac care that’s close to home for patients in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our facilities, technology and patient-centered approach represent the best in our area for advanced heart health care, and our echocardiography department is the only facility on the Oregon coast triple-accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

We’re committed to providing education and information, and fostering a collaborative environment of care between you and your caregiver team. The clinic offers a full range of heart health services and procedures, as well as heart disease prevention programs like our comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program.

Through our partnership with OHSU, we have been able to bring services to the coast that were previously unavailable. In May of 2015, CMH reached a major milestone by performing its first pacemaker implant surgery.

Today, patients in need of a pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) can safely have the procedure performed locally and return home the next day. If a patients does need services not provided in Astoria, such as treatment for arrhythmia, acute heart attack, advanced heart failure, mechanical heart pumps, open-heart surgery, and heart transplant, this partnership allows the patient to have a seamless transition for specialty care and a smooth transition back to CMH.

Find Your Heart Health Support Team

After a major cardiac event, when living with heart disease, or under the risk of heart disease, it’s important to have a support network at your side and championing your recovery.  CMH is your close connection to caregivers and others who themselves are working to improve their quality of living with cardiovascular disease.   We invite you to learn more about the ways CMH can support you in your recovery.

  • Ask your provider if you qualify to participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation 
  • Join WomenHeart of North Oregon Coast. This support and education group for women living with or at risk of heart disease meets once a month. Get more details.

Conditions Managed in the Clinic:

  • Blood clots (Anticoagulation Clinic)
  • Following a heart attack or other heart-related event (Cardiac Rehabilitation)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Irregular heart beat (arrhythmia)

Services and Procedures Available in the Clinic:

  • Cardiac event monitoring
  • Cardiac risk assessments (heart attack risk)
  • Cardiology consultations
  • Cardioversion (reset irregular heart beat)
  • Clearance for surgery
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Echocardiography, including stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Loop recorder implants and removal
  • Pacemaker and ICD implants and removals
  • Treadmill stress tests

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 
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