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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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    • NOVEMBER 19, 2018
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    • OCTOBER 9, 2018
    PMC Selected as One of the Few Centers in the Nation to Implant New Watchman Device

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    • SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
    PMC Valve Clinic Pushes Heart Care to the Forefront

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    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) announces the opening of the Heart and Vascular Institute’s new Valve Clinic. Patients who are in need of advanced heart care are in great hands at PMC. With the recent opening of the three new state-of-the-art cardiology cath labs, the hospital is now offering new valve procedures. The clinic is the

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    • SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
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