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Heart and Vascular Services at UPMC Northwest

From routine diagnostic testing to advanced imaging, catheterization procedures, vascular and endovascular surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation services, the team at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute-Northwest offers a comprehensive network of cardiovascular services delivered by expert UPMC cardiologists and vascular surgeons.

UPMC Northwest works closely with the region's tertiary cardiology centers, UPMC Passavant and UPMC Hamot, to coordinate and provide interventional treatment for cardiovascular problems.

Our Heart and Vascular Services

The cardiologists at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute-Northwest offer a complete range of diagnostic testing services to evaluate the heart’s function and structure. They also offer medical treatment for cardiovascular conditions, including:

Diagnostic testing and procedures:

  • Electrocardiography, nuclear, and echocardiographic stress testing
  • EKG evaluations
  • Echocardiography including transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Full array of heart rhythm care including:
    • Antiarrhythmic management
    • Pacemaker care
    • Cardioversions

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

A change in lifestyle often plays a major role in preventing a heart problem from developing or recurring. The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program’s specialized team of nurses, respiratory therapists, and dietitians helps patients make lifestyle modifications that promote a heart-healthy way of living by reducing risk factors such as sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and high-fat diets through a personalized diet and exercise plan.

Advanced Heart and Vascular Care

Telemedicine enables UPMC Northwest to offer advanced cardiac services to its patients, including cardiac surgery consultations, electrophysiology, and consultations and examinations for advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.The cardiologists at UPMC Northwest work closely with experts at UPMC Presbyterian by obtaining initial consults via telemedicine and then personally implementing their plans with local patients.

Our Heart and Vascular Experts