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Here at the Heart and Vascular Institute of Eastern Kentucky, 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.


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Latest News and Events

  • PMC’s “Electricians of the Heart”

    PMC’s “Electricians of the Heart”

    Cardiac Electrophysiologists at the Heart & Vascular Institute of Eastern Kentucky at Pikeville Medical Center are well-equipped to treat patients experiencing all types of irregular heart rhythms. Electrophysiologists are commonly referred to as “electricians of the heart,” and PMC has an experienced team of electrophysiologists which includes Dr. Chase Reynolds, Dr. Michael Antimisiaris and Dr.

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  • PMC Physicians Specializing in Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib

    PMC Physicians Specializing in Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common heart arrhythmia, impacting more than 5.1 million people in the United States. AFib is defined as an abnormal heart rhythm originating from the top chamber of the heart called the atrium. With this condition, the top chambers of the heart quiver or “fibrillate”, hence the name, Atrial Fibrillation.

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  • PMC One of Only 3 Hospitals in Kentucky Offering Hybrid Procedure for A-Fib

    PMC One of Only 3 Hospitals in Kentucky Offering Hybrid Procedure for A-Fib

    Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib or AF) is an irregular and sometimes very fast heart rhythm that can increase a patient’s chances of forming a blood clot in the heart, which increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 7 strokes are caused

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  • The Future of Cardiovascular Care Is Here

    The Future of Cardiovascular Care Is Here

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is staying on top of advanced cardiac technology to continue providing high-quality health care to the people of the region. The PMC Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to now offer Abbott’s new Aveir VR leadless pacemaker – the world’s only leadless pacemaker designed to be retrieved. Dr. Chase Reynolds, PMC

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