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Heart and Vascular

Heart and Vascular

Diseases of the heart and vascular system include everything from varicose veins to stroke and heart attack. It's important to address heart and vascular conditions in their early stages.

Our consultants at UPMC offer heart and vascular services that help you live life to the fullest. We specialise in cutting-edge treatments and use the latest diagnostic tools.

Read on for more about our services.

Make an Appointment With UPMC Heart and Vascular Services

Ask your GP for a referral and visit a heart and vascular expert at a UPMC location near you. Locations include UPMC Aut Even Hospital, UPMC Kildare Hospital, and UPMC Whitfield Hospital.

Providing you with excellent medical and nursing care is at the heart of everything we do at UPMC. Our team works with each person to treat their specific heart and vascular conditions.

Travelling to UPMC for care

UPMC offers access to expert care within a short drive from home. We have locations in Kilkenny, Kildare, and Waterford and an outreach centre in Carlow.

Learn more about travelling to UPMC for care.

Many of our locations are accessible from the M9. UPMC Kildare is reachable from Dublin in under an hour and is just off the N7.

UPMC Heart/Cardiology Services

UPMC has a full range of consultation services for heart and vascular conditions. Here's what we offer at each of our locations.

UPMC Aut Even Hospital

  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring.
  • Arrhythmia monitoring.
  • Cardiac screening.
  • Echocardiogram (ECG).
  • Exercise stress testing.
  • Outpatient consultations.

UPMC Kildare Hospital

  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring.
  • 24/48-hour Holter (heart rhythm) monitoring.
  • Echocardiogram (ECG).
  • Exercise stress testing.

UPMC Whitfield Hospital

  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring.
  • 24-hour Holter (heart rhythm) monitoring.
  • Cardiac event monitor.
  • Cardio angiogram (x-ray of heart, arteries, and veins made visible by a special dye).
  • Cardioversion (procedure that restores normal heart rhythm).
  • Echocardiogram (ECG).
  • Exercise stress testing.
  • Implantable loop recorder (device that measures heartbeat) insertion.
  • Pacemaker insertion.
  • PCI-cardiac angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention, or stent).
  • Transesophageal echocardiography procedure (echocardiogram placed in the oesophagus near the heart).

UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic in the WIT Arena

  • Cardiac (heart) screening.

Overview of UPMC Vascular Services in Ireland

All UPMC hospitals provide access for patients to the following:

  • Central venous access procedures.
  • Laser therapy for varicose veins.
  • Surgery for varicose veins.
  • Treatment of spider veins and thread veins.

In addition, the Vascular Service at UPMC Kildare Hospital offers:

  • Ankle-brachial index test (AVI) and peripheral arterial assessment.
  • Carotid screening.
  • Treatment for varicose veins.
  • Treatment for aortic aneurysms.
  • Venous scanning (for varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis).

Conditions We Treat

People with a variety of cardiovascular conditions choose UPMC. We treat people who have:
  • High blood pressure.
  • Family history of heart disease.
  • High cholesterol.

Cardiac Screening Services

Our experts offer heart screening at all UPMC hospitals. The goal of cardiac screening is to detect an abnormal medical condition early on. People 14 to 35 years involved in high-intensity sports should have a heart screening. The earlier we detect cardiovascular disease, the better we can treat it and prevent complications.

Why Choose UPMC Heart and Vascular Services for Care?

We treat a wide range of heart, vein, and arterial conditions at UPMC. Our team of dedicated professionals provides an experienced, effective, and efficient service. Our consultants are internationally accredited and use the latest equipment and treatments.

Additionally, we are long term partners of the HSE (Health Service Executive) and private insurers and work diligently to ensure everyone has equal access to high-quality healthcare, delivered in a timely fashion.

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