UVMC Adds Angioplasty, Stent Capabilities

Premier Pulse     July 2018

More heart care options are available at Upper Valley Medical Center. Beginning July 30, angioplasty and routine stent placement are available in UVMC’s cardiac catheterization lab with expanded capabilities and availability of additional experienced cardiologists. The cath lab will be open 24/7 for emergency procedures, with scheduled procedures for patients with non-emergency coronary artery blockages.

“We’re pleased to expand heart care services in Miami County, backed by the extensive expertise of Miami Valley Hospital and Premier Health,” said Thomas Parker, UVMC president. “With our new capabilities, more patients can get the heart care they need close to home.”

Interventional cardiologist Gary Fishbein, MD, is interim director of the cath lab. Additional interventional cardiologists will provide coverage around the clock. Diagnostic catheterizations will still be available, as well as insertion of pacemakers and defibrillators. Patients with heart diseases that require advanced stenting procedures, CABG, valve repair, or other complex procedures will be stabilized by the UVMC team and transported to Miami Valley Hospital for care.

UVMC is hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for Miami County leaders, emergency medical service agency representatives, and UVMC employees, physicians, and volunteers on July 30. 

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