Can you get pregnant with heart disease? Yes, but know your risks
When you have heart disease, becoming pregnant can feel worrisome, if not dangerous or impossible. Fortunately, we continue to learn a lot about heart disease and pregnancy.
During this time of public health concern, the Heart and Vascular Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center remains open for appointments, including telehealth or video visits. For all in-person visits, you can feel secure in the knowledge that our locations are safe. We’ve taken significant measures to minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and worked tirelessly to ensure that our patients are protected.
To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-ROSS. Visit our COVID-19 page to get the latest information about how Ohio State is handling the outbreak.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. Don’t wait and don’t risk driving yourself to the hospital.
Our team works side by side with subspecialty experts in all fields of heart and vascular disease. So, if your condition requires the expertise of other specialists – such as in heart failure or heart arrhythmia – we work as a team to help streamline and coordinate your heart care. You can see your cardiologist at the Ross Heart Hospital, or in the convenience of our outpatient care locations.
We take the time to get to know you so we can formulate a customized treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. We not only treat your heart condition but have dedicated heart prevention specialists and services to keep your heart healthy or to determine your risk for disease.
Our board-certified team stays up-to-date on what’s coming next in the field of cardiology. Many of our cardiologists are national and international leaders in their field. What’s more, many members of our team are physician scientists who are also leading research studies to find better cures and treatments. We’re proud to be your leading-edge cardiology experts in Columbus.
Our cardiologists are experienced in managing complex forms of heart disease. Our dedicated cardiovascular imaging team enables our cardiologists to make quick, accurate diagnoses of heart conditions. Whenever possible, we use noninvasive options for quicker recovery and less downtime. Our Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Lipid Management Clinic helps those who have been diagnosed with a heart condition make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of further complications.
Our team offers a variety of heart and vascular clinics to help you manage, track and streamline your care across your Ohio State providers. The clinics we offer include:
Though we offer a variety of effective treatment options close to home in Columbus, we also focus on preventing heart disease and related complications. Being informed about your personal and family risk factors for heart disease can go a long way in lessening your chances for developing serious issues down the road. Our Cardiovascular Medicine and Genomic Medicine Clinic can help you become informed and take action.
Having sleep apnea can increase your risk of developing heart disease, due to the strain on the cardiovascular system that occurs when oxygen levels suddenly drop during sleep. Learn more about how to manage sleep apnea and reduce your risk of developing related heart problems.
Experts at the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Clinic at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center understand women’s heart health. The symptoms and complications of heart disease are different in women than in men. Our extensive experience in treating women’s heart disease means we have unmatched expertise in Columbus. Be aware of the symptoms and risks unique to women and take the necessary heart healthy precautions.
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