UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC East
The Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC East provides patient-centered care using the latest technology and best practices to diagnose and treat a wide range of heart issues.
As part of UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute, we offer patients access to internationally respected cardiac experts and sophisticated life-saving treatments.
A team of cardiologists — supported by specially trained nurses and technologists — is on call 24/7 to treat emergency heart conditions. Our specialists provide a full range of non-invasive diagnostic imaging, interventions, and emergency catheterizations. They work together to diagnose, treat, and prevent cardiac conditions — from heart blockages to heart palpitations and cardiac arrhythmias.
UPMC East has been recognized with accreditation for diagnostic cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary angioplasty) by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care.
Advanced Cardiac Catheterization Labs
Our two high-tech cardiac cath labs allow cardiologists to provide fast, precise, and safe diagnosis and treatment. Special equipment includes:
- Equipment that produces sharper images with less radiation exposure and faster imaging times
- A 56-inch flat-screen monitor that generates multiple high-definition images, making it easier for doctors to view tiny blood vessels, locate blockages, and guide stents and catheters.
Services We Provide
- Angioplasty (elective) with stent placement
- Cardiac catheterization
- Coronary ultrasound
- Emergency cardiac intervention
- Emergency angioplasty with stent placement
- Emergency peripheral vascular intervention
- Heart rhythm management
- Pacemaker implantation
- Peripheral vascular diagnostics
- Stent placement
- Carotid doppler (vascular imaging)
- Echocardiogram (TTE and TEE)
- EKG testing
- Event monitors
- Holter monitors
- Nuclear stress testing
- Tilt table