National leader in cardiovascular innovations

As one of the premier cardiovascular programs in the country, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers comprehensive individualized care using the latest advancements in technology to ensure the best outcomes. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is a national and local leader in heart research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Here at Ohio State, we have pioneered the development of many cardiovascular procedures used today.

Milestones in cardiovascular care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center:


Among the first in the nation to perform cardiac catheterization

First coronary artery bypass surgery at Ohio State,
Dobutamine trials for heart failure patients

Coronary angioplasty introduced

First heart transplant at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Cardiology research grants exceed $1 million

Ohio State cardiologists among the first in central Ohio to perform radiofrequency catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

First robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery in the United States

The Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute opens
first cardiovascular MR in central Ohio

First CT angiography in central Ohio

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Charles Love, MD, implants the nation's first fully digital pacemaker

Opening of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital

Nation's first permanent device (the HeartPod) for monitoring and treating congestive heart failure is implanted using a minimally invasive cardiac catheterization procedure

Opening of the Biomedical Research Tower, a 10-story, $160 million biomedical research and education facility dedicated to advancing basic science for the betterment of human health

Our vascular medicine program debuts as part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Addition of two patient care floors to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, expanding the hospitals capacity by 60 additional patient beds, incorporating the "universal patient room" design