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At Pikeville Medical Center, the future of heart surgery is no longer tomorrow. It’s today. Trust our cardiac team to the care of your heart. Together. We are Saving Lives.

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Pikeville Medical Center saved my life.

Rick Sexton had a heart attack at work – a mile underground. He doesn’t remember much about that day, but his wife, remembers the call telling her just how critical the situation was. Rick was life-flighted to Pikeville Medical Center where one of the region’s most respected interventional cardiologists, Dr. Muhammad Ahmad, was waiting in the cath lab to repair the blockage in his left anterior descending artery – a blockage known as the widow-maker. Today, Rick is back to work and doing well. He recognizes the Pikeville Medical Center team for its great care and for together – saving his life.

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    • FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    AFIB patients at higher risk for stroke

    AFIB patients at higher risk for stroke

    The Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center recognizes that American Heart Month is the perfect opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (AFib), both serious risk factors for stroke. “Eighty percent of strokes are preventable,” explained Dr. Naveed Ahmed, Primary Stroke Center Medical Director. “It is the leading

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    • FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    Patient praises ED, cardiac care team

    Patient praises ED, cardiac care team

    Symptoms of a heart attack began to present themselves while 59 year old Jim Patton of Pikeville was working in his home office on December 28, 2017. “It was a different type of pain than anything I had experienced in the past,” said Patton.  “My chest was very tight and it actually felt like there

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    • DECEMBER 11, 2017
    Cardiothoracic surgeon performs first minimally invasive heart bypass surgery at PMC

    Cardiothoracic surgeon performs first minimally invasive heart bypass surgery at PMC

    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dermot P. Halpin, MD, has successfully performed the first minimally invasive heart bypass surgery at PMC. Dr. Halpin brings 10 years of experience performing this advanced heart procedure to the region. “To my knowledge, no one else in Kentucky, east of Louisville is performing this specific procedure,”

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    • DECEMBER 1, 2017
    New blood pressure guidelines announced

    New blood pressure guidelines announced

    The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure in November that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have hypertension.   The committee that drafted the new guidelines lowered the blood pressure range of what is considered normal. That means people whose blood pressure used to be considered pre hypertension,

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