As seen on a recent national marketing campaign, the WATCHMAN device is used with patients who meet certain criteria regarding an Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) diagnosis. PMC has two Electrophysiology specialists, Dr. Chase Reynolds and Dr. Michael Antimisiaris, who regularly implant WATCHMAN devices in patients who are identified as high risk for stroke. The WATCHMAN is a permanent implant that offers an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners which results in reduced risk of stroke.
Going above and beyond in these various areas of specialties has allowed PMC to receive numerous recognitions and accreditations. Pikeville Medical Center has received full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as well as a Level IV Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. PMC has demonstrated its commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of criteria and undergoing a comprehensive review by these organizations.
The PMC Heart & Vascular Institute includes a cardiac rehabilitation department, 29 exam rooms, two waiting rooms, two electrophysiology cath labs and three cardiac cath labs.
For more information on the PMC Heart and Vascular Institute, call 606-430-2201