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    • JUNE 26, 2020
    PMC Finding Success Treating AFib Using Watchman Device

    PMC Finding Success Treating AFib Using Watchman Device

    In January 2019, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Electrophysiologists performed the first procedure to implant the state-of-the-art Watchman Device in qualifying patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Nearly a year and a half later, 70 Watchman Device procedures have been performed at PMC, putting the medical center in the top 30 percent of hospitals in the entire

    • JUNE 26, 2020
    PMC Electrophysiologists Using Advanced Technology  to Keep Hearts in Rhythm

    PMC Electrophysiologists Using Advanced Technology to Keep Hearts in Rhythm

    The Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Heart and Vascular Institute continues to be one of the state and national leaders in cardiac care. PMC’s Electrophysiology team of Director of the PMC Electrophysiology (EP) Lab Chase Reynolds, MD and Medical Director of the PMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Michael Antimisiaris, MD, work continuously to bring the most

    • MARCH 13, 2019
    PMC Chosen as the First Hospital in Ky. and One of the First in the Country to Deliver New  Technology to Treat Arrhythmia

    PMC Chosen as the First Hospital in Ky. and One of the First in the Country to Deliver New Technology to Treat Arrhythmia

    The Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Heart and Vascular Institute continues to be one of the state and national leaders in cardiac care. On Monday, February 25, PMC conducted the Commonwealth’s first ablation procedure using the newly FDA-approved TactiCath™ Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled™, Abbott’s TactiCath SE ablation catheter. This procedure is a major advancement

    • 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