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    • FEBRUARY 26, 2019
    West Virginia Paramedic Receives Heart Care at PMC

    West Virginia Paramedic Receives Heart Care at PMC

    Paramedics know that minutes or even seconds can be the difference between life and death for a heart attack victim. West Virginia paramedic Douglas Fuller has seen the signs with his patients – fatigue, cold sweats, shortness of breath, pressure, tightness and pain in one’s chest, arms and neck are all common signs of a

    • FEBRUARY 18, 2019
    AFib Patient Receives Region’s First Watchman Device at PMC

    AFib Patient Receives Region’s First Watchman Device at PMC

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Cardiac Electrophysiologists Michael Antimisiaris, MD, and Chase Reynolds, MD, performed the region’s first state-of-the-art Watchman Procedure. Shelva Dotson of Phelps, Ky was the first patient to receive the Watchman Device. PMC patients who qualify for this procedure have a tiny device called the Watchman Device implanted into the left atrial appendage