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Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery offers patients advanced options close to home

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’s Cardiac Cath Lab has been nationally recognized in Cath Lab Digest. Pictured are Interventional Cardiologists Dr. Deepak Pattanshetty, Dr. Muhammad Ahmad, Dr. Arun Nagabandi and staff.

Patient Testimonial

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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The WATCHMAN Implant is about the size of a quarter and made from very light and compact materials commonly used in many medical implants.

WATCHMAN: A One-Time Implant that Helps Reduce AFib Stroke Risk

WATCHMAN is a permanent implant that offers an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners. It’s about the size of a quarter and made from very light and compact materials commonly used in many other medical implants. If you have a history of bleeding or a lifestyle, occupation or condition that puts you at risk for bleeding, your doctor may consider an alternative to blood thinners, such as the WATCHMAN Implant.

 

Getting WATCHMAN

The first step to finding out if you’re a candidate for WATCHMAN is making an appointment with a cardiologist to discuss your options.

 

For more information and to make an appointment, call PMC’s Heart & Vascular Institute at 606-218-2201 or visit one of our Electrophysiologists’ pages to request an appointment.

 

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    • DECEMBER 27, 2019
    Heart Team Performs Another “First in the Region” Procedure

    Heart Team Performs Another “First in the Region” Procedure

    As 2019 comes to a close, the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Cardiac Cath Lab celebrates a milestone in heart care for eastern KY. After performing the region’s first procedure for heart failure patients with leaky valves (mitral clip), the PMC cath lab has become the region’s first fully comprehensive cath lab. They now perform every

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    • DECEMBER 27, 2019
    Clearer Images Aid Physicians During Heart Procedures

    Clearer Images Aid Physicians During Heart Procedures

    Pikeville Medical Center provides a comprehensive heart and vascular program for the region. They provide a full range of services for patients so that advanced procedures can be performed locally eliminating long-distance travel. PMC installed three new state-of-the-art cath labs that feature advanced technology and imaging systems enabling physicians to provide cutting-edge care. The equipment

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    • DECEMBER 27, 2019
    PMC Top 100 Hospital in Nation Heart Attack Treatment – Patient Safety

    PMC Top 100 Hospital in Nation Heart Attack Treatment – Patient Safety

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is once again celebrating national recognition, being named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation in patient safety for Heart Attack Treatment by CareChex (R). This ranking compares clinical quality, patient safety and performance of nearly all acute care hospitals providing this life-saving service. One common quality measure created

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    • OCTOBER 4, 2019
    PMC Awarded NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry® Platinum Performance Achievement Award

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    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has received the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry® Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. PMC is one of the nation’s 225 hospitals to receive this honor recognizing its commitment to providing a higher level of care for heart attack patients. To receive this prestigious distinction, the hospital

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