One of the best hospitals in the country for heart and vascular care

The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital is the only hospital in central Ohio nationally ranked in cardiology and heart surgery by U.S.News & World Report. Our expert physicians and staff can treat any cardiovascular condition, and our researchers are continually turning today’s science into tomorrow’s treatments.

Ohio State's Heart and Vascular Center is:

Your heart and health are in good hands at Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center.

Getting Care

I've been referred for heart and vascular care.

Find out how to make or change your appointment and what to bring for your visit.

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Should I see a heart and vascular doctor?

View symptoms and descriptions of common heart conditions.

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Why choose Ohio State's Heart and Vascular Center?

Ohio State offers a level of care not available anywhere else in the region.

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How can Ohio State help me prevent heart disease?

America’s number one killer is also preventable. Find out how.

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How do I join a heart and vascular research study?

Review Ohio State’s active clinical trials and volunteer for a study.

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Featured Programs

Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center has developed a variety of programs to meet the greatest challenges in cardiovascular care and take advantage of the greatest opportunities to promote lifelong heart health.

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Women's Heart Health

Ohio State offers the largest group of female heart experts in central Ohio. Learn more about the symptoms and risk factors from the dedicated team of women's heart health experts at Ohio State.

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Structural Heart Disease

Offering the newest approaches and treatments, Ohio State's Structural Heart Disease program has a dedicated team of experts treating all heart valve disorders

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Heart Failure

Get the most advanced heart failure treatment in Columbus at Ohio State's Heart and Vascular Center. Learn more our extensive heart failure program.

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Heart Rhythm Disorders

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is central Ohio's most comprehensive hospital for heart rhythm disorders and treatment. Find out more about how we treat heart rhythm disorders.

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Integrated Vascular Center

Ohio State's Integrated Vascular Center offers care for a variety of vascular diseases, delivered by experts in every vascular field.

InterventionalCardiology Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Advancing the field of cardiac catheterization and emergency cardiovascular care

Conditions, Tests and Treatments

Ohio State can diagnose and treat any cardiovascular condition. Learn more about them, and our personalized approach to care.


Ohio State is a leading national site for cardiovascular clinical trials of new treatments, surgical procedures and heart assist devices.

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Support and Resources

Support and Resources

Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center wants to ensure you have the most information available to help you and your heart. Below you will find information on support groups and additional websites regarding heart disease and heart health.

Library for Health Information Trustworthy health information

Located at University Hospital, the Library for Health Information can help you find trustworthy, valid information on any health topic.

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Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden Health and wellness tool for patients and the community

Family HealthLink Know your risk of heart disease

Determine your risk for cancer and heart disease with this interactive tool.

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Unverferth House A home away from home

The Unverferth House offers temporary residence at no cost for Ohio State patients and families who live outside Franklin County.

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Lifeline of Ohio Become an organ and tissue donor

Help save lives by signing up to be an organ donor or learn how you can volunteer.

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LVAD and Heart Transplant Support Group Share with others waiting for and living with heart transplants

This support group is dedicated to any patient who is being considered for LVAD or heart transplant, is listed for heart transplant, or has had a heart transplant or LVAD placed. The group is for inpatients and outpatients. Family members are encouraged to attend, as well.

Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m.
Ross Heart Hospital, Room 6007

For more information contact Laura Newman, 614-293-4748.

Mended Hearts Support Group There is life after a heart event

This group helps people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after a heart event. For 60 years, Mended Hearts has been bringing patients, families and caregivers together to form a network of caring individuals. Members listen, share their experiences and learn from healthcare professionals.

For dates of upcoming support group meetings and more information, visit the Mended Hearts website or contact Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or

WomenHeart of Central Ohio Support for women living with heart disease

WomenHeart is The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. It is the only patient support organization for women living with heart disease.

WomenHeart Support Networks are critical outlets for heart disease survivors to understand their heart disease more fully, discuss how the disease has changed them and their families, and empower them to act as partners with their physicians in all healthcare decisions. 

Additionally, WomenHeart Support Networks provide critical mentoring and peer to peer emotional support, encourage secondary prevention, and help women living with heart disease set realistic goals for behavior and lifestyle changes.

For more information, contact WomenHeart Support Network Leader, Anne Stockton at 740-816-0438 or

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