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    • OCTOBER 9, 2020
    PMC First in Region to Use Advanced Software to Identify Stroke

    PMC First in Region to Use Advanced Software to Identify Stroke

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is the first hospital in Eastern Kentucky to use new, advanced software powered by artificial intelligence to help identify certain types of strokes even quicker than before. The software, powered by Viz.ai, is linked directly to PMC’s CT scanner, which uses rotating x-ray machines to create detailed images of the inside

    • SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
    Watchman Procedure Reducing Stroke Risk for Afib Patients

    Watchman Procedure Reducing Stroke Risk for Afib Patients

    According to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is a quivering of the heart, or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots. People with AFib are at a significantly increased risk of stroke due to clot formation within the heart.   The Pikeville Medical

    • JUNE 10, 2019
    Patient Credits Faith and PMC for Helping Him Walk Again

    Patient Credits Faith and PMC for Helping Him Walk Again

    Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and the fifth leading cause of death, according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association. However, about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Unmanaged high blood pressure and high cholesterol are risk factors that can lead to stroke. Last February, Gilford Hall, 56 of Wheelwright Ky,

    • MAY 8, 2019
    PMC Awarded at Stroke Conference

    PMC Awarded at Stroke Conference

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Primary Stroke Center Medical Director Naveed Ahmed, MD, accepted the Outstanding Achievement Award at the International Stroke Conference in Hawaii, on behalf of the hospital. Together, with American Heart/American Stroke Association Quality and Systems Improvement Director Cynthia Keely, they presented the award to CEO Donovan Blackburn and the PMC Board of