UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona

Your Heart Deserves the Best

Did you know you have access to world-class heart care at UPMC Altoona?

As partners of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute in Pittsburgh, we offer complete, quality heart and vascular care close to home.

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About the Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona

Our team of experts at UPMC Altoona treats people with a range of heart and blood vessel disorders using the latest:

  • Diagnostic tests
  • Research-based therapies
  • Prevention techniques

Our ties with the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute in Pittsburgh also means that you have access to:

  • The most advanced heart and vascular treatment options
  • Novel heart assist devices
  • Leading-edge clinical trials

Our Heart and Vascular Services

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona offers:

  • Cardiology services, including —
    • Advanced diagnostic imaging testing
    • Heart catheterizations
    • Electrophysiology services
    • Heart failure management
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Heart surgery
  • Vascular and endovascular surgery

Contact the Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona to make an appointment at an office near you.

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Heart and Vascular Services at UPMC Altoona

At the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona, we diagnose and treat all types of heart and blood vessel disorders.

Our expert heart and vascular team offers a complete range of services including:

  • Thorough diagnostic testing.
  • The latest treatments.
  • Prevention tips and techniques.

Cardiology Services

Diagnostic and Medical Heart Care

Our team of cardiologists and specialists provides diagnostic tests and procedures to assess the function and structure of the heart, including:

Following diagnosis, we design custom treatment plans based on your needs.

We use medical and interventional therapies for a range of conditions — from heart valve problems and arrhythmias to advanced heart failure.

Heart Failure Services

Our experts have special training to notice the subtle signs of heart failure and provide wide-ranging treatments, no matter how advanced.

We help people with heart failure maximize their quality of life through:

  • Drug therapy.
  • Lifestyle recommendations.
  • Advanced treatments like heart assist devices.

At our Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Clinic, we:

  • Offer ongoing support for people with heart pumps.
  • Conduct evaluations for heart transplants based on each person’s unique needs.

Heart Catheterization

The experts in our cardiac catheterization laboratory have years of experience, offering both diagnostic and therapeutic care.

In the heart cath lab, we:

  • Use state-of-the-art equipment to find blockages.
  • Provide proven treatments like angioplasty and stenting.
  • Work closely with the heart surgery team at UPMC Altoona when you need more advanced treatments, such as heart bypass surgery.


An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart’s electrical system. It can affect its rate or rhythm, causing a fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat.

Our electrophysiology team offers many treatments for people with heart arrhythmias, including:

  • Cardioversion
  • Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers
  • Medical management
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services

Your doctor may suggest cardiac rehab after a heart attack or heart surgery. Or he or she may include it as part of your heart disease treatment or prevention program.

Cardiac rehab is a doctor-prescribed outpatient program that can help you:

  • Strengthen your heart muscle.
  • Get the support you need to lower your risk for future heart problems.
  • Lose excess weight or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Increase your energy.

Heart Surgery Services

Access advanced heart surgery services right here at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona.

Our expert team provides personal care — from diagnosis through follow-up — and specializes in:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
  • Heart valve repair and replacement.
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Ventricular aneurysm repair/resection.
  • Atrial/ventricular septal defect repair.
  • Heart tumor resection.

Vascular Surgery Services

Our vascular experts offer a range of treatments — from medicine to minimally invasive and open surgery — for people with blood vessel disorders.

We provide:

  • Open and endovascular (minimally invasive) abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Endovascular thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Carotid artery stenting.
  • Atherectomy, angioplasty, stenting, and drug elution technology.
  • IVC filter placement and retrieval.
  • Traumatic vascular injury management.
  • Catheter-based treatments for deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and thrombophlebitis.
  • Laser and radiofrequency ablation for venous disorders.
  • Dialysis access.

Make An Appointment At The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona

Contact the Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona to make an appointment at an office near you.

Our Heart and Vascular Team at UPMC Altoona

The team at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona combines highly specialized expertise with community-based care.

Our Heart and Vascular Experts

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Cardiac Surgery

Electrophysiology and Rhythm Disorders

Interventional cardiology

Non-invasive Cardiology

Vascular Surgery

Advanced Practice Providers

  • Stacy Caputo, PA-C
  • Melissa Hall, PA-C
  • Brett Jerome, PA-C
  • Kaylee Kowalczyk, PA-C
  • Katherine Montgomery, PA-C
  • Kristi Montrella, CRNP
  • Miranda Nalisnick, PA-C

Make An Appointment With a Heart and Vascular Expert

Contact the Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona to make an appointment with a doctor near you.

Contact the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona

Make an appointment at one of our locations near you:

Blair Medical Associates Cardiology

Station Medical Center
1414 9th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


UPMC Bedford Specialty Services
195 Memorial Drive, Suite 3
Everett, PA 15537


152 Zeman Drive, Suite 201
Ebensburg, PA 15931


9492 William Penn Highway
Huntingdon, PA 16652


Pleasant Valley Cardiology

1528 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602


9492 William Penn Highway 
Huntingdon, PA 16652


1400 Pennsylvania Ave.
Tyrone, PA 16686


UPMC Altoona — Heart and Vascular Surgical Services

620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

814-889-2328 (BEAT)

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