Interventional Cardiology

We have the doctors, technology, and facilities, including our cardiac labs, to make a rapid diagnosis and take quick, effective action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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We’ve refined our coordination and teamwork to a science.

At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, our interventional cardiologists offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic options for non-surgical cardiac conditions— usually by directing a catheter through the arteries around and into the heart — to repair any blockages that cut off blood flow to and from the heart.

Treatments and Procedures

  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Cutting catheter for patients with chronic total occlusions (CTOs)
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve edge-toedge repair
  • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement
  • Transcatheter left atrial appendage closure device implantation

Protected TAVR Procedure

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the few programs in the United States (and the only one in West Virginia) offering cerebral embolic protection during TAVR called Protected TAVR.

The majority of patients undergoing TAVR have severe valvular calcifications and frail plaque materials on the aorta. These materials can be dislodged during the procedure and may then travel to the brain and cause a stroke.

Because of this, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute implemented protected TAVR using the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System, the first FDA-cleared device available in the U.S. to capture and remove this debris before it reaches the brain. The device has been shown to reduce strokes by 63 percent during the procedure and in the first 72 hours after it, when most strokes occur.

In a protected TAVR procedure, the Sentinel system is delivered first via a small tube inserted through a small puncture in the right wrist. Using a catheter, two filters are placed in the two main arteries between the heart and brain. Those filters collect debris throughout the procedure, preventing it from traveling to the brain. When the procedure is complete, the filters and collected debris are removed from the patient.

Since the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System was recently made available to the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, we have employed it routinely in every patient undergoing TAVR. In most cases, we can predict the ability to position the Sentinel system from a CT scan obtained routinely before the TAVR procedure.

The initial clinical trial of the device included 19 centers across the U.S. and Germany and showed that it captured debris in 99 percent of TAVR cases. The device was then made available to 10 additional sites, of which the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is one.

Coronary Intervention overview with Dr. Vikrant Jagadeesan

For more information or to schedule an appointment,
call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273) or schedule online.

Our Interventional Cardiology Faculty

Ramesh Daggubati, MD

Ramesh Daggubati, MD

Professor and Chief of Interventional Cardiology Services and Vice-Chair of the Department of Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Morgantown, WV

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Abdul Abbasi, MD

Abdul Abbasi, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Uniontown, PA

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Imad Ahmado, MD

Imad Ahmado, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Martinsburg, WV

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Saba Assar, MD

Saba Assar, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Morgantown, WV

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David "Mike" Campsey, MD

David "Mike" Campsey, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Wheeling, WV

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Affan Haleem, MD

Affan Haleem, MD

Assistant Professor Interventional and Heart Failure Cardiology Morgantown, WV View Profile →

Deepak Hooda, MD

Deepak Hooda, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Wheeling, WV

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Vikrant Jagadeesan, MD

Vikrant Jagadeesan, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Morgantown, WV

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Manish Jhawar, MD

Manish Jhawar, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Martinsburg, WV

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Mohammad Kawsara, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Mohammad Kawsara, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Morgantown, WV

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Jason Moreland, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Jason Moreland, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Morgantown, WV

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David Plitt, MD

David Plitt, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Martinsburg, WV

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Bryan Raybuck, MD

Bryan Raybuck, MD

Associate Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Morgantown, WV

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Khola Tahir, MD

Khola Tahir, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Martinsburg, WV

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Ajay Vermani, MD

Ajay Vermani, MD

Assistant Professor
Interventional Cardiology
Martinsburg, WV

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Locations

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, Suite 105
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-242-4800

Waynesburg - Clinic

451 Murtha Drive
Waynesburg, PA
Phone: 855-WVU-CARE

Winchester - Clinic

650 Cedar Creek Grade, Suite 100
Shenandoah Ave, Suite 202
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: 540-535-0000
Services: Clinic

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