We’ve refined our coordination and teamwork to a science.
- Our team performs between 1,500 to 1,800 angioplasties and stent placements annually. Angioplasties involve a balloon attached to the catheter which clears the arteries. The team is also experienced in the use of stents. In addition to traditional stents, we use drug-eluting stents, which deliver medication directly to the site of the blockage.
- For a heart attack patient, “door to balloon” is the time from arrival at the hospital until the start of balloon angioplasty. The national goal for “door to balloon” is 90 minutes. The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute far exceeds that goal.
- We’ve refined our coordination and teamwork to a science. We have the doctors, technology, and facilities, including our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs which use low-radiation, high-resolution equipment along with the latest in medical devices to treat all possible cardiovascular conditions, to make a rapid diagnosis and take quick, effective action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Treatments and Procedures
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy
- CardioMEMS HF device placement
- Clot extraction
- Cutting catheter or “Pac-Man” surgery for patients with chronic total occlusions (CTOs)
- Diagnostic catheterization for evaluation of coronary artery and valvular heart disease (Intravascular ultrasound and flow wire available)
- Interpretation of both invasive and non-invasive cardiac testing
- Noninvasive cardiac evaluation with stress/nuclear and stress/echocardiogram
- Preoperative cardiac evaluation prior to non-cardiac surgery
- Renal and peripheral artery stenting
- WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure device
Radial Artery Access Cardiac Catheterization
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute interventional cardiologists offer radial artery access, a cardiac catheterization technique that uses arteries in the wrist to reach the heart. Radial artery wrist access allows for the same tests and procedures as other catheterization methods for diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease, with increased benefit over traditional femoral artery (groin) access.
The advantages of using the radial artery as an access point include:
- decreased risk of complications from bleeding
- faster recovery time
- greater comfort for patients
- faster mobility
- shorter hospital stays
Women, older, or obese patients may especially benefit from radial artery access.
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Academics & Fellowship Programs
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Our Interventional Cardiology Faculty
Manish Jhawar, MD
Bryan Raybuck, MD
Co-Director of Outreach; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Labratory, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
Mike Campsey, MD
Northern Regional Director, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, Chief Medical Officer, Wheeling Hospital
Through partnerships and affiliations with local hospitals and clinics, we bring access to complete comprehensive care for patients across West Virginia, and into surrounding regions, including Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and beyond.
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at Wheeling Hospital
20 Medical Park, Ste. 105
Wheeling, WV 26003
Services: Clinic, Surgical Procedures