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Here at Pikeville Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute, we have assembled a team of cardiac specialists who bring a broad range of expertise to our program. We have coupled that with cutting-edge technology and have provided our team with the best equipment and operating rooms available. The combined result is comprehensive heart care for the people of our region that is second to none.

Irregular Heartbeat?


If you are experiencing irregular heart rhythms, particularly if those symptoms are combined with fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath, Pikeville Medical Center’s Dr. Chase Reynolds and Dr. Michael Antimisiaris specialize in diagnosing and treating the full breadth of conditions that involve the heart’s electrical system.


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The Watchman


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. If you have a history of bleeding or a lifestyle, occupation or condition that puts you at risk for bleeding, ask your doctor about the WATCHMAN Implant.


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Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery


At Pikeville Medical Center, the future of heart surgery is no longer tomorrow. It’s today. Minimally-invasive options make procedures safer and less invasive. Trust our cardiac team to the care of your heart. Together. We are Saving Lives.


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Heart Cath Lab


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.


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Latest News and Events

    • 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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