TriHealth Heart Institute

Know the Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke

We are Cincinnati’s leading heart and vascular program, focusing on providing the least invasive option for each patient for optimal outcomes with the least recovery time. Our highly regarded cardiologists and surgeons perform Cincinnati’s widest range of cardiac procedures at multiple locations across the region. We have the most experienced team of surgeons in the region, performing more open-heart surgeries than any other regional health system.

The 1st Place for Heart Care in the Greater Cincinnati Region

  • Bethesda North Hospital has received the Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care from Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • 1st disease-specific Joint Commission certification in Ohio and 3rd in the U.S. for cardiac valve repair and replacement at TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital
  • 1st to perform percutaneous/minimally invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair, and the only training center in Cincinnati teaching the procedure
  • 1st Electrophysiology Rythmia™ Center of Training site in OH, KY, IN
  • 1st to perform cardiac robotic surgeries in Cincinnati

Award-Winning Cardiac Care earns Highest Quality Rating

Thoracic SurgeonsWhen it comes to caring for your heart, you want the best care. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) recently, gave our Coronary Artery Bypass surgery program at Bethesda North a distinguished STS Overall 3-Star rating for patient care and outcomes.* The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded measures of health care quality in North America. The 3-star rating denotes the highest category of quality and places TriHealth’s performance among the top 8% of all heart surgery programs in the US and Canada.

*Based on hospital performance data covering the period from 7/1/19 to 6/31/20.

Featured Services
minimally invasive heart and valve procedures

Minimally-Invasive Heart and Vascular Procedures and Surgeries

Cincinnati’s most experienced in minimally invasive heart and vascular procedures and surgeries.

heart bypass and valve repair

Robotic-Assisted Cardiac Surgery

The regional leader in robotic-assisted surgery, including cardiac bypass surgery and valve repair and replacement.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

One of the first hospitals in the United States – and one of four in Ohio – to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a minimally invasive alternative to open heart valve replacement.

custom-built stents

Custom-Built Stents

The first health system in the region to repair aortic aneurysms with custom-built stents, known as fenestrated stents.

Heart attack care

Heart Attack Care

We are a top provider of acute heart attack care.


Diagnosis and Treatment of Arrhythmia

Leader in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmia, offering a full range of options for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, including catheter ablation and mini-maze.

Cardiac research

Cardiac Research and Clinical Trials

Regional leader in cardiac research and clinical trials, offering our patients access to treatment options not available elsewhere.

Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning about the potential risk of a very rare infection due to a non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) from Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler devices used during open heart and cardio-thoracic surgery. Patients who had open heart or cardio-thoracic surgery for which a heart lung machine might have been used from early-September 2012 through mid-April 2017 should seek medical care if they are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, night sweats, unintentional weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, unexplained fever, and/or redness, heat or pus at the surgical wound. This infection cannot be spread person-to-person. CDC estimates the risk to be less than 1 percent. We have recently diagnosed a patient who had cardiac surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital during the interval noted with this very rare infection.

For additional information from the CDC, please visit:

If you want to discuss any of your symptoms with a cardiac surgery provider, please contact our NTM call center at 513 865 9885. You will be asked to provide some basic information for a more detailed call back to follow.

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