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January 2008 Issue

Tarek Helmy, MD, and colleagues in the UC division of cardiovascular diseases are working with cardiologists at Fort Hamilton Hospital to enhance patient care.
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UC Docs, Fort Hamilton Hospital Team Up to Enhance Heart Care

By Katie Pence
Published January 2008

Hamilton area residents are now able to receive more technologically advanced heart care closer to home.

Cardiologists with the UC Heart & Vascular Center will be providing coronary angioplasty and stenting services at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Butler County.

“Together, Fort Hamilton Hospital and the cardiology staff at UC are developing a more sophisticated heart care program to ensure quality care for patients in this area,” says Tarek Helmy, MD, associate professor of medicine in the UC cardiovascular diseases division.

Cardiac services include heart failure, cardiac imaging, coronary angioplasty and electrophysiology.

Neal Weintraub, MD, professor and director of the cardiovascular diseases division, says these new services will be convenient for patients.

“Access to certain services will be improved,” he says. “The new cardiology suite at Fort Hamilton is a tremendous asset to the community. It will offer substantial upgrades in technology and allow us to provide more comprehensive care for more patients.

“The staff from UC brings substantial expertise to the program and will ensure that the new
services are of the highest quality.

“We believe that citizens of Hamilton will recognize and appreciate these new services,” Weintraub adds. “Cardiac care will be strengthened at Fort Hamilton, improving its position as a regional center of excellence.”

Fort Hamilton Hospital recently completed a $19.8 million expansion of its heart center. A private dedication ceremony was held in early December.
For patients interested in cardiac care, call (513) 475-8521. 


Tarek Helmy, MD, (bottom) and colleagues, including fellow Tom O’Brien, MD, are working with cardiologists at Fort Hamilton Hospital to enhance patient care.

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