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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC East

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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.

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

Procedures

Imaging Services

  • 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
  • Cardioversions
  • Carotid doppler (vascular imaging)
  • Echocardiogram (TTE and TEE)
  • EKG testing
  • Event monitors
  • Holter monitors
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Tilt table