Video visits through a UPMC patient portal make it easy to access expert heart care at UPMC. They're a way to get treatment for heart problems, whether you live in Pittsburgh or miles away.
About Heart Telemedicine
Current and new UPMC cardiology patients can use video visits.
Simply download your patient portal app to your smartphone or computer to connect to a UPMC heart doctor.
To make the most of your time with the doctor, be sure you have:
During the visit, your cardiologist may:
After the visit, you can access a recording of your visit to refer to later.
Remote heart services aren't just for current UPMC patients or people with an existing illness.
We do video visits with new patients who may have a family history of heart disease. Or who want to learn ways to prevent it.
Using your UPMC patient portal app, you can connect via live audio-video with a heart doctor.
During your preventive video visit:
Telehealth directly connects you with a UPMC heart expert and offers other values such as:
Heart doctors in Pittsburgh can consult in clinics anywhere to interpret test results and provide guidance on future care.
Most people can access — and benefit from — video visits. If both you and the physician feel comfortable with video visits, telemedicine can be the first step in evaluating changes in health.
Heart telemedicine is for people:
Your doctor will want to see you in person if you have both heart disease and lung disease. Or if you have complex heart failure.
You may need an exam if you have certain symptoms, combined with a complex medical condition.