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Regional Heart Institute

St. Mary’s is the Tri-State’s leader in cardiac care with more firsts than any other hospital in the region. Our experienced and dedicated physicians and staff have a reputation for excellence in caring for patients.

Heart problems, especially those requiring surgery, can be very stressful for patients. St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute provides a truly comprehensive program with treatment and education from initial diagnosis through surgery, rehabilitation and recovery.

Below is a complete listing of the services and treatments available at St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute. For more information, call (304) 526-6029.

Diagnostic Services

  • Nuclear stress test
  • Exercise stress test
  • EKG
  • Holter and event monitoring
  • Echocardiography, including state-of-the-art 3D
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), including state-of-the-art 3D
  • Tilt table testing
  • Carotid duplex
  • Transcranial dopplers (TCD)
  • Venous reflux testing pre-EVLT (endovenous laser treatment)
  • Peripheral arterial scans—upper and lower extremities
  • Arterial pressure testing
  • Saphenous/cephalic vein mapping
  • Temporal artery scans
  • Venous insufficiency studies
  • Laser doppler/skin perfusion
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)


Interventional Cardiology

  • Cardiac catheterizations
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Interventional procedures for coronary artery disease:
    • Angioplasty
    • Atherectomy
    • Rotoblator
    • Stenting
  • Chronic total occlusions
  • Interventional procedures for structural heart disease:
    • PFO and ASD closure
    • Valvuloplasty
    • Septal ablation
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI or TAVR)
  • Interventional procedures for peripheral arterial disease
    • Angioplasty
    • Atherectomy
    • Stenting
    • Laser therapy
  • Endografts for aortic aneurysms
  • Minimally invasive endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins (ELVT)

Cardiac Rhythm Management

  • Cardioversion
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE)
  • Ablation therapies for atrial and ventricular arrythmias
  • Epicardial ablation
  • Pacemakers
  • Biventricular pacemakers
  • AICD
  • Biventricular AICD
  • Lead extraction
  • Implantable loop recorders

Cardiac Surgery

  • Conventional bypass surgery
  • Off-pump beating heart surgery
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Aneurysmal disease of heart and thoracic aorta, endovascular and open
  • Aortic root disease
  • Surgical ventricular restoration
  • Surgical treatment of arrhythmia
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery bypass, removal myxoma and aortic valve replacement
  • Re-do cardiac surgery
  • Adult onset congenital heart disease surgery
  • Robot-assisted internal mammary artery (IMA) for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Laser TMR (transmycardial revascularization)

Vascular Surgery

  • Endovascular repair and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Upper and lower extremity vascular diseases
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Mesenteric revascularization
  • Minimally invasive varicose vein treatment, including laser therapy
  • Dialysis access

Thoracic Surgery

  • Thoracic oncology
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), including lobectomy and sympathectomy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Chest wall diseases
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Minimally invasive removal of lung tumors
  • Robotic surgery, including lobectomy and hiatal hernia repair
  • Robot-assisted thymectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophageal stent
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and Super D Navigation
  • Hyperhidrosis

Rehabilitation & Education

  • Cardiac rehabilitation

    Cardiac rehabilitation services are designed to help patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical and mental functioning after having a heart procedure. For more information, call (304) 526-1253.
  • Heart valve clinic

    The Heart Valve Clinic at St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute streamlines the treatment process by combining the expertise of our cardiologists and cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons to offer patients specialized care. For more information, call (304) 526-6029.
  • Heart failure management program

    This program is designed to help heart failure patients achieve their optimal level of health through treatment, education and rehabilitation. For more information, call (304) 526-8339.
  • Joslin Diabetes Center education affiliate

    St. Mary’s helps patients manage diabetes through education in partnership with the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard University in Boston. Diabetes educators provide information on various aspects of diabetes management, including blood sugar monitoring, carbohydrate counting, medication, exercise, heart-healthy eating and goal setting. For more information, call (304) 526-8363.
  • Personal nutrition coaching

    Personal nutrition coaching is a one-on-one counseling service with a registered dietitian that is designed to help participants make healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices for better health or to address specific concerns, such as weight management and heart health. For more information, call (304) 526-1253.
  • Mileage Club® school program

    The Mileage Club® at St. Mary’s encourages children in local elementary schools to walk and be active, earning rewards for reaching milestones. For more information, call (304) 399-7444.