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Cardiac Hospital Services & Testing in Pittsburgh, PA

Hospital Care

Discover exceptional hospital care and treatment options for heart disease at Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. Our private practice is committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Our experienced team of cardiologists is led by Dr. Aziz, a renowned physician with over 35 years of experience in the field.

We offer exceptional clinical expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart conditions in a hospital setting. Our physicians can also treat patients at UPMC East, Forbes, and Shadyside hospitals. We understand that every patient is unique and that personalized care is essential for effective treatment. Whether you require advanced diagnostic testing, medication management or interventional procedures, our team of specialists has the expertise necessary to provide the best care possible.

Our goal is to provide effective and timely care so that our patients can improve their heart health and enjoy a better quality of life. If you or a loved one needs hospital care from Greater Pittsburgh’s top cardiologists, reach out to Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine today.


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Cardiac Diagnostic Tests: Tilt Table Testing, TEE & More

Inpatient Care, Angiography Services & More

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we offer a comprehensive range of cardiac hospital care services, from diagnostic testing to interventional procedures. Our team of experienced cardiologists is dedicated to providing compassionate care and using state-of-the-art technology to treat a wide range of cardiac conditions at hospital facilities across the Pittsburgh area.

Some of our hospital care services include:

  • Inpatient Hospital Care: If you require hospitalization due to a heart-related illness, our team is available to provide you with inpatient hospital care. We work closely with hospital staff to ensure that you receive the most appropriate care, including medical and nursing support.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE): TEE is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the structure and function of your heart. During the test, a specialized probe is inserted into your throat under sedation to obtain detailed images of your heart.
  • Cardioversion: Cardioversion is a procedure used to help restore normal heart rhythm in patients who have an abnormal heartbeat. During the procedure, a controlled electrical shock is delivered to the heart, which resets the heart's rhythm.
  • Tilt Table Testing: Tilt table testing is a diagnostic test used to evaluate patients with a history of fainting or lightheadedness. During the test, your blood pressure and heart rate are monitored while you lie on a table that tilts upward.
  • Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty, and Stenting: Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive test used to evaluate the arteries of the heart. During the procedure, a long, thin tube is inserted into a blood vessel in your leg or arm  and guided to the heart. Angioplasty and stenting may be performed during catheterization, which involves widening and supporting narrow or blocked blood vessels.
  • Carotid and Peripheral Angiography and Stenting: Carotid and peripheral angiography is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the arteries in the neck and other parts of the body. Angioplasty and stenting may be performed during this procedure to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of heart disease-related complications.

If you or someone you love requires cardiac hospital care, we are here to help. Contact the team at Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced cardiologists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to undergo anesthesia for cardiac procedures and testing?

Many cardiac procedures and diagnostic tests require sedation or anesthesia. Your care team will provide you with detailed information about the procedure or test and what type of anesthesia or sedation you will be given. They will also explain any potential risks and side effects of the procedure or test.

What should I expect during a tilt table test?

During a tilt table test, you will lie on a table that tilts upward while your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored. The test is designed to provoke symptoms of fainting or lightheadedness so that your cardiologist can evaluate your heart's response to these symptoms. The test may take up to an hour or longer, and a healthcare provider will be present throughout the test to ensure your safety.

How long does it take to recover from a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Recovery time after a cardiac catheterization procedure can vary. Some patients may feel back to normal within a few days of the procedure, while others may require a longer period of recovery depending on their overall health and the invasiveness of the procedure.

How can I get started with the best cardiologist near me?

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we want it to be as easy as possible for our patients to get started on the road to better heart health. Just use our simple online tool to request your first appointment at one of our hospital locations today.

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