Testing and Treatment

We offer a full range of heart and vascular services.

The Heart and Vascular Institute is leading the way in cardiac care both regionally and nationally. Our exceptional outcomes prove that superior cardiac care is available close to home.

The Heart and Vascular Institute provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services specific to individual patient needs.

Cardiology

The Heart and Vascular Institute offers nationally-recognized care from diagnosis to treatment and recovery. Five state-of-the-art catheterization labs are available for diagnostic testing and interventional procedures for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, including:

Right heart catheterization/physiological testing for pulmonary hypertension

Cardiothoracic

The Heart and Vascular Institute leads the way in cardiothoracic surgery, both regionally and nationally. Our exceptional outcomes on complex, high-risk patients and our leadership in progressive procedures are proof that superior cardiac care is available for our patients close to home.

  • Cardiothoracic procedures we perform include:
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Mini-mitral valve repair surgery including lung cancer resections
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS)
  • Off-pump beating heart surgery
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Endoscopic radial artery harvesting
  • Aortic surgery for aneurysms and acute dissections
  • Valve repair/replacement surgery
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Pacemaker/ICD lead extraction
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement/repair

Electrophysiology

Dedicated to the diagnosis of patients with heart arrhythmias, the electrophysiology lab provides state-of-the-art technology to help physicians diagnose and treat their patients.

  • The Heart and Vascular Institute electrophysiology services include:
  • Tilt table
  • Ablation procedures featuring 3-D mapping cryocath technology, firm-guided ablation, high-density electroanatomic mapping and contact force ablation
  • Permanent pacemakers
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and biventricular defibrillators
  • Direct current cardioversions
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pacemaker/ICD lead extraction
  • Loop recorder
  • Complex ablation including ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and catheterization

We are also the only facility in the area to use MRI-safe pacemakers, which are safe for the patient during a routine MRI.

Vascular

The Heart and Vascular Institute provides a comprehensive and coordinated group of services to deliver the highest-quality care to our patients. State-of-the-art equipment gives The Heart and Vascular Institute the flexibility to tailor the diagnosis and treatment of each patient.

  • Vascular procedures performed at The Heart and Vascular Institute include:
  • Aortic aneurysm surgery (traditional open and endovascular)
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Venous and dialysis access procedures
  • Non-invasive lower extremity arterial testing
  • Ultrasound of carotid and extremity arteries and aorta
  • Carotid surgery and carotid stenting
  • Wound care and hyperbaric oxygen medicine
  • Lower extremity bypass and minimally invasive revascularization