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 treatments of cardiac conditions. They use non-surgical techniques — usually by running a catheter through the arteries into and around the heart — to repair the blockages that cut off the flow of blood in and out of the heart.

QUICK FACTS
  • 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

  • Ablation
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • 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
  • Pacemaker
  • Preoperative cardiac evaluation prior to non-cardiac surgery
  • Renal and peripheral artery stenting
  • Stenting
  • TAVR
  • 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.

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

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Second Opinions

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Clinical Research

The experts at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute conduct ongoing heart and vascular clinical trials and research studies.

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Academics & Fellowship Programs

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Our Interventional Cardiology Faculty

Ramesh Daggubati, MD

Associate Chief of Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Director of the Structural Heart Program, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

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Imad Ahmado, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Manish Jhawar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Bryan Raybuck, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Co-Director of Outreach; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Labratory, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

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Runa Bhattacharya, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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David Plitt, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Mike Campsey, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Northern Regional Director, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, Chief Medical Officer, Wheeling Hospital

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Payam Fallahi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Ajay Virmani, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Jason Moreland, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Anthony Roda-Renzelli, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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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 Main Campus at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 877-988-4478
Services: Clinic, Surgery

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at Berkeley Medical Center

2000 Foundation Way, Suite 3650
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-596-2861
Services: Clinic, Surgery

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at Wheeling Hospital

1 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-243-3000
Services: Clinic, Surgery

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Waynesburg - Clinic

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

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Davis Medical Center - Clinic

812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV
Phone: 855-WVU-CARE
Services: Clinic

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