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Hospital to offer cardiac rehabilitation program


Dublin Methodist Hospital has expanded its heart services with the addition of a new Cardiac Rehabilitation program. The program, used at the McConnell Heart Health Center, Grant Medical Center and other OhioHealth locations, will benefit people who have experienced heart disease, angina, a heart attack, coronary artery bypass or heart failure in the Dublin area.

The program will include supervised exercise, stress management and behavior modification counseling, education on heart-healthy eating, tobacco cessation and other services, a OhioHealth news release said.

"Our cardiac rehabilitation program is nationally recognized for superior outcomes and reduced hospital readmission rates," David Richards, a cardiologist with OhioHealth, said in the release. "It helps patients reduce their risk factors, lower their risk of future heart problems and get back to living their normal, active life quicker."

Other cardiac services now offered at Dublin Methodist include cardiovascular imaging services, a heart failure clinic and anticoagulation clinic for monitoring and instruction for anticoagulation therapy.

A diagnostic catheterization lab opened at Dublin Methodist Hospital earlier this year, offering minimally invasive catheter-based tests.