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Heart & Vascular Care

What’s more important than your heart? At UHS, your heart is in good hands. 

Many advances have been made recently in the science of cardiovascular care, thanks to expanding knowledge, better medications and new technology in the field. As a result, we’re able to do more than ever before to keep you as heart-healthy as possible.

Our UHS Heart & Vascular experts can provide:

  • The region’s largest array of heart and vascular services. We will pair you with our highly-skilled team of Binghamton area cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to develop the treatment plan that’s right for you.
  • Quick access to cardiac services to improve your health.
  • A team approach to care that integrates all aspects of your wellness into your heart care treatment.

Heart & Vascular Providers

Heart & Vascular Locations

UHS: The Area’s Heart Care Leader

Count on UHS to bring you the latest care and treatment for heart and vascular conditions from leading Binghamton cardiologists, heart doctors, and cardiothoracic surgeons. And it’s something we’ve been doing since we brought the first open-heart surgery to the Greater Binghamton area.

Now, we are one of the few hospitals in the area that use the new minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure. This means you may be able to get a valve replacement even if you were deemed ineligible for a traditional open-heart surgery.

You’ll also appreciate our focus on advanced diagnostic procedures for vascular conditions and our dedication to ongoing quality assurance for vascular care, evidenced by our national accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. UHS was one of the first hospitals in the United States and Canada to get this distinction.

Heart & Vascular Services at UHS

Improve your heart health with our sophisticated technology and surgical procedures, including minimally invasive techniques that can reduce your pain, scarring and recovery time.

Your heart is in the good hands of our board-certified Binghamton cardiologists, heart doctors, and cardiothoracic surgeons. And we follow your treatment journey all the way from diagnosis to rehabilitation and post-treatment support.

Our Binghamton heart and vascular services and treatments include:
• Valve care
• Vascular surgery
• Heart surgery
• Cardiac rehabilitation
• Heart-healthy living resources
• Cardiology
• Interventional Cardiology
• Cardiac Electrophysiology
• Sports Medicine Cardiology
• Minimally Invasive Procedures
• Pediatric Cardiology
• Anti-coagulation Clinic
• Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
• Device Clinic
• Structural Heart Program

COVID-19 Answers for Cardiology Patients

Your friends at UHS Cardiology want you to know that we are on your side and here for you during this time of concern in light of COVID-19.  We are providing the following information to reassure you and help you make the right decisions related to your health.  Please remember that your safety and well-being are our top priorities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who have a higher chance of getting very sick include persons older than 60 (with those 80 and older being at the highest risk), and those with heart or lung disease.

The major symptoms of the disease are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you experience these, call your healthcare provider’s office right away.

If you have a heart condition, you should take extra care to protect yourself during this outbreak: 

  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze (it’s best to sneeze into the inside of your elbow)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean any surfaces touched often, such as doorknobs, handles, steering wheels, and light switches
  • Limit travel
  • Practice social distancing (try to stay six feet away from others)

Some other preventive actions you can take:

  • Call your healthcare provider and ask about doing a remote or virtual visit instead of an in-person one
  • Eat healthy, exercise, get enough sleep and reduce your stress level

Treatment for a viral infection typically involves staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest. 

If you have heart failure, excess fluid may be a concern, so ask your physician or advanced practice provider about extra monitoring you may need.  Don’t change your medications without first talking with your provider.

By remaining vigilant and following the precautions described above, you will be doing all you can to stay healthy in the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you for choosing UHS Cardiology for your medical needs, and for putting your trust in UHS.

Heart & Vascular Clinical Trials

Get access to new and upcoming heart and vascular treatments when you participate in a UHS clinical trial. Visit the UHS clinical trials website for more information.

Expert Heart & Vascular Care Close to Home

Find exceptional cardiovascular services in Binghamton and throughout the UHS service area from heart doctors in New York’s Southern Tier. Services and treatments may vary by location. Your New York cardiologist will refer you to the location that best suits your care needs.

Know Your Blood Pressure

 Know your blood pressure - and what to do about it*

Blood pressure chart

Normal Blood Pressure
Recommendations: Healthy lifestyle choices and yearly checks.

Elevated Blood Pressure
Recommendations: Healthy lifestyle changes, reassessed in 3-6 months.

High Blood Pressure Stage 1
Recommendations: 10-year heart disease and stroke risk assessment. If less than 10% risk, lifestyle changes and reassessed in 3-6 months. If higher, lifestyle changes and medication with monthly follow-ups until blood pressure is controlled.

High Blood Pressure Stage 2
Recommendations: Lifestyle changes and medication, with monthly follow-ups until blood pressure is controlled


*Talk to your doctor for individualized recommendations.
Source: American Heart Association News

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