Don’t ignore signs of a heart attack. If you or someone close to you experiences chest pain, shortness of breath, pain in one or both arms, and/or weakness or feeling faint, call 911 immediately. Seconds matter, and treatment can begin in the ambulance. Learn more about The Medical Center at Bowling Green Chest Pain Center.
Med Center Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Surgeons
Quality care at the heart of it all
Always call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack. Learn more about heart attack symptoms, risk and recovery.
Med Center Health offers Southcentral Kentucky’s only comprehensive cardiac program. From diagnosis and emergency intervention, to rehabilitation and surgery—including both open-heart and minimally invasive procedures—our team of cardiac specialists stands behind you with high-quality care in state-of-the-art facilities, including the area’s first hybrid OR.
When your heart health is on the line, minutes can make the difference in having a positive outcome. That’s why it’s so important to know that Med Center Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Surgeons and the Chest Pain Center provide Southcentral Kentucky’s only comprehensive 24-hour emergency intervention for cardiac events. This includes open heart surgery, as well as balloon angioplasty, cardiac stenting and other minimally invasive procedures.
In the case of a heart attack, this round-the-clock accessibility can often mean the difference between life and death. The Medical Center at Bowling Green Chest Pain Center team is on call 24 hours, with every department following strict protocols to ensure that patients receive efficient and accurate treatment.
In non-emergency cases, an extensive network of board-certified cardiologists are on staff to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services. These include cardiac catheterization, pacemaker placement, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), valve replacement, aneurysm repair, atrial/ventricular septal defect repair and more.
In addition to cardiac and thoracic surgery services, Med Center Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Surgeons provides complete vascular services, including surgery and minimally invasive procedures that improve circulation in the arteries and veins.
When it comes to heart and vascular health, you can be confident that the experts at Med Center Health will always provide you with the best possible care.
Women, take care of your hearts!
Women have tremendous power to prevent heart disease. By learning your own personal risk factors and by making healthy lifestyle changes such as improving your diet, or increasing your physical activity, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing heart-related problems.See More
Stress, diet and your heart
This past year has been incredibly stressful for our community. We all know it’s a lot easier to say “reduce your stress” than it is to actually do it. Sometimes, life comes at you like a freight train. For many of us, our response can be some unhealthy behaviors – eating too much, smoking, drinking, or being sedentary while watching too much TV or scrolling social media.See More
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Heart Disease and Stroke Map
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Kentucky. See the stats for your county by using the interactive map below.