The heart plays a critical role in the overall well-being of the human body. Because of this, the devoted staff at the Heart and Vascular Institute of Eastern Kentucky at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) offers a wide range of services to address various cardiovascular concerns, from routine check-ups to the management of complex heart conditions. Whether a patient requires preventive care, diagnostic tests or specialized treatments, the PMC Heart and Vascular team is committed to guiding them through every step of their heart health journey.

The heart and vascular team at PMC is known throughout the region and state for its expertise and experience in areas such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular disorders and much more. They utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and cutting-edge technology to both diagnose and treat patients. The cardiovascular staff is committed to offering a patient-centered approach and emphasizing open communication between patients and providers. Each individual receives a personalized treatment plan that utilizes the most advanced and effective therapies available. In addition, a team approach to treatment is taken, bringing different physicians and team members together when making treatment decisions.

The Heart and Vascular Institute team treats current problems facing patients but is equally committed to minimizing the risk of future heart problems. PMC offers a cardiac rehabilitation program designed to teach patients proper diet and exercise plans after being treated for issues relating to their heart.

The Heart and Vascular Institute of Eastern Kentucky at PMC has been accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in fields such as heart attack treatment, Cardiac Cath Lab Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Accreditation, chest pain with PCI and more.

PMC recently celebrated the addition of four new cardiac specialists, Dr. Chris Stavens, Dr. Chandrahas Patel, Dr. Subash Nepal, and Dr. Rahul Dhawan. This exciting expansion of staff brings the total number of cardiac specialists and surgeons to 16 alongside a strong team of 17 mid-level providers which includes nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 606- 430-2201.