Before May 2022, medical providers near Columbus, NE, needed to transport patients who had suffered a cardiac event to a large facility with a cardiac catheterization lab. There were no local options. Then, Columbus Community Hospital opened its new cardiac catheterization lab and hired cardiologists to staff it 24/7. As a result, people in Columbus and surrounding communities now have this service available.
While some of the people who seek care at the cath lab already have a cardiologist managing their care, many do not. In fact, many of them didn’t know they were at risk for heart disease in the first place. Columbus Cardiology Clinic provides an option for them to receive follow-up care. Our cardiologists are specially trained in helping people recover from a heart attack, manage their risk for future events and stay on top of their symptoms if they experience any changes.