The Heart Institute
The Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital offers a full range of the latest diagnostics and treatments to care for hearts in Hernando and Citrus counties. Below you’ll find a quick snapshot of services and treatments now available.
Patient Centered HEART Care
Our goal every day is to improve the quality of life of every patient, and to bring the most advanced heart care to Hernando County.
Chest Pain Center
Heart Attack Symptoms
- Pressure, fullness, squeezing pain in the center of the chest, spreading to the neck, shoulder or jaw
- Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating nausea, or shortness of breath
- Upper abdominal pressure or discomfort
- Lower chest discomfort
- Back Pain
- Unusual fatigue
- Unusual shortness or breath
Call 911 – Don’t wait more than 5 minutes
Be one in a Million Hearts®
Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 will require the work and commitment to change from all of us. There are steps that each of us can take to reach this goal as a nation. Click here to learn more.
Early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease is critical. For optimal outcomes, Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital’s new cath lab uses latest generation imaging equipment and techniques for cardiac diagnostic testing. View list of available procedures »
Open Heart Surgery
Patients will be cared for in the new CV Recovery Unit or the new CV Intensive Care Unit at Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital, featuring private rooms with continuous bedside cardiac monitoring, portable telemetry monitoring and non invasive blood pressure monitoring.
Catheter-based or surgical repair for defective valves, or heart valve replacement surgery, an open-heart surgery procedure in which a defective valve is replaced with either a biological or mechanical valve.
Oak Hill Hospital offers a Healthy Hearts support group open to anyone looking for information on cardiac disease. For more information call 352-597-6333 in Hernando or 352-628-6060 in Citrus.
The Hernando Diabetes Alliance is Hernando County's one stop diabetes resource. For information and assistance, please call toll free 1-855-221-5031 or visit www.hernandodiabetes.com.
- Heart Failure Zones
- Heart Failure - My Self Care Commitment
- Heart Institute FACT Sheet
- Cardiovascular FAQ
- De-Mystifying Open Heart Surgery
- Patient Education
- My Medication List
- My Medication List Tips
- My Weight Chart
For more information, please contact the Heart Institute at 352-596-6632 in Hernando or 352-628-6441 in Citrus.