Fisher-Titus is pleased to announce a new cardiologist is joining its Heart and Vascular team. Dr. Chetan Hampole has been practicing medicine for 10 years, focusing on cardiology for six of those years.
A Cleveland native, Dr. Hampole brings his experience at the Cleveland Clinic to Fisher-Titus. His fellowship at Cleveland Clinic prepared him to diagnose patients with many cardiovascular conditions and be actively involved in their treatment.
For Dr. Hampole, a patient relationship is built on transparency and maintaining an ongoing dialogue. He understands that treatment plans are highly individualized, and he likes working with his patients to figure out which treatment option is the best fit for them.
“My philosophy in treating patients is to practice with compassion,” says Dr. Hampole. “I’ve been a patient myself so I understand what it’s like to be on that side of the bed, and I think compassion is important.”
Dr. Hampole will be seeing patients at the Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center for a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, arrhythmias and valvular heart disease.
One of the areas Dr. Hampole specializes in is coronary artery disease (CAD), which is the hardening of the arteries that supply blood flow to the heart. Risk factors for CAD include conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease or patients with a history of cardiovascular disease or stroke. Treatment for CAD includes medications such as cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering medications and even aspirin. More invasive treatments include stenting, which is a small, mesh tube inserted into a blocked artery within the heart, or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), a surgical procedure to place grafts to bypass the blockage in the heart.
Preventative measures for CAD are based on living a healthy lifestyle, with exercise four to five days a week. Dr. Hampole recommends adhering to a low-fat, Mediterranean-style diet that consists of a high omega-3 fatty acid foods such as seafood and lots of fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Hampole sees a future of diagnostics improving current medications, such as blood thinners and imaging technologies like CAT scans, cardiac MRIs and the types of stents used. His extensive knowledge and experience in this area will be an asset to our cardiovascular team to meet the needs of our patients.