Invasive and non-invasive procedures all in one convenient location:
A proper diagnosis of heart disease may start with one or more of six common diagnostic tests: cardiac catheterization, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, holter monitor, stress tests, or transesophageal echocardiography.
Interventional cardiology focuses on treating heart disease with catheters. Coronary angioplasty and stenting, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention, opens the clogged arteries of the heart by inserting and inflating a small balloon to help widen the artery, which may require a mesh stent.
Coronary artery bypass surgery is a type of therapy done to improve the blood flow in the heart arteries, so that the heart muscle is getting the supply of oxygen it needs to stay healthy.
Heart valve surgery can help improve your blood flow. The surgeon can either repair the valves by restoring them to normal function or replace them with tissue or mechanical valves, which may be necessary if the current heart valves are damaged.
The study of the heart’s electrical activity. A normally functioning heart receives electrical signals that cause it to contract, pumping blood, and send the blood throughout the body. Heart conditions detected by electrophysiology may include: arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and more.
These procedures to help treat electrical heart problems. A pacemaker regulates the heart’s contractions by stimulating its muscles and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is for life-threatening situations since it can perform defibrillation, cardioversion, and pacing of the heart.
Discharge from the hospital after heart surgery or treatment for heart disease is only the beginning step in recovery. The cardiac rehab program provides patient assessment such as, nutritional counseling, physical activity counseling, weight and blood pressure management, and more.
Three-star rating–the highest designation given to hospitals–for the quality of heart surgery.
– Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Heart Institute of UPMC Western Maryland
12500 Willowbrook Road | Cumberland
Cardiac Services: 240-964-1500