Since May 2002, Weirton Medical Center has provided expanded cardiology services to the community through the establishment of a PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) Program with off-site surgical backup at Allegheny General Hospital. Patients that require coronary intervention (angioplasty or stenting) and meet the established guidelines are able to have their procedure completed at Weirton Medical Center by their local cardiologist.
Since less than 2 percent of PCI patients require emergency heart surgery during their procedure, you will probably be home in 24 to 48 hours. However, those rare patients who need specialized heart care will be transported immediately to Allegheny General Hospital, recently ranked as one of the nationís top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. At Allegheny General Hospitalís McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute, a team of heart specialists with years of experience performing nearly 1,000 open-heart surgeries each year, will be waiting.
For more information on the cardiology program at WMC, please phone 304-797-6610.
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
American College of Cardiologists
American Heart Association