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Jefferson Cardiology Association and Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates Provide Experienced, Innovative and Compassionate Care for Your Heart and Blood Vessels
By Nancy Kennedy

Welcome to Jefferson Cardiology Association and Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates, a full-service medical practice that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of problems of the heart and blood vessels. As one of the largest, most experienced and most respected cardiovascular care practices in Western Pennsylvania, Jefferson Cardiology Association offers a comprehensive range of services designed to improve the health and quality of life of patients with heart and venous disease. This includes preventive care, patient education, state of the art diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive interventional treatment of the heart and peripheral blood vessels. Jefferson Cardiology Association provides university-level care with a personal, caring approach, in a community setting, close to home.

At Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates, a division of Jefferson Cardiology, the diagnosis and treatment of venous conditions is the specialty. Expert, highly skilled cardiologists at the group’s two locations offer the most advanced care in a state-of-the-art catheterization lab equipped with the latest medical imaging and surgical technologies to diagnose and effectively eliminate problem veins and the many discomforts associated with them. Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates is the first private cardiology practice in southwestern Pennsylvania to open an outpatient, office-based catheterization lab. The cath lab enables the group’s cardiologists to perform specialized procedures that open blockages in the peripheral blood vessels. “This is a clinical specialty of ours,” says cardiologist Gennady Geskin, M.D. “We treat patients with peripheral arterial disease, chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. We perform every venous and arterial procedure, including angiograms and stent placement.”

Our Physicians
At Jefferson Cardiology Association and Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates, all of the physicians are experts with extensive education, training and experience in cardiovascular medicine and its subspecialties. They have the highest professional credentials, including board-certification, meaning that they have met rigorous national standards. Alan D. Bramowitz, M.D.; Michael S. Nathanson, M.D.; Gennady Geskin, M.D.; Inna Lamm, M.D., and Michael Mulock, M.D. provide excellent care that is based on state-of-the-art science and they utilize the most advanced medical technology to diagnose and treat heart and vascular conditions of all types.

This includes common cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease and angina; coronary valve problems: congenital heart defects; cardiac rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation; high blood pressure; congestive heart failure and others. Vascular conditions include varicose veins, spider veins, venous insufficiency; deep vein thrombosis; peripheral arterial disease and others.

Services
At Jefferson Cardiology Association, complete care is conveniently available in a single site, from diagnosis to intervention to recovery and follow up. State of the art diagnostic imaging and other technologies helps the physicians to identify the exact nature of the patient’s problem. Echocardiogram, vascular ultrasound and other diagnostic imaging is performed on-site.

Interventional cardiology is a sub-specialty within cardiology that focuses on minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to treat heart disease as well as conditions of the blood vessels that can cause poor circulation and varicose veins. Using tiny, thin catheters, Jefferson physicians can access the heart through the blood vessels in the wrist or groin to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures to open blocked or narrowed arteries. These are out-patient procedures, as are the various procedures performed on blood vessels, such as angiograms, rotoblator atherectomy, laser atherectomy and stent placement.

Patient education consisting of one-on-one instruction by experienced cardiac nurses, educational videos and resources on the website help patients understand their condition and its treatment. Learning the appropriate lifestyle modifications, such as smoking cessation and improved nutrition, not only prevents the progression of disease but also improves overall health.

Locations
With five total locations in Western Pennsylvania, Jefferson Cardiology Association is available to serve the needs of people in Pittsburgh’s South Hills, Mon Valley, Monroeville and Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. The practice offers convenient scheduling, free parking, easy access and a relaxed, comfortable environment. The primary facility is in Jefferson Hills.

Patient Satisfaction
“I have been a patient at Jefferson Cardiology for 19 years and I’ll never go anywhere else. They always take care of me with compassion. The staff puts me at ease and the doctors take their time with you. They always make sure I understand my condition and my medications.”
 Mary H.

“I have complete confidence in Jefferson Cardiology. Thanks to them, I’m able to enjoy my grandchildren. They saved my life and I will always be grateful.”
 Joanne C.

“I highly recommend Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates for problems with varicose veins, swelling and pain in your legs. Their treatment gave me back my life. I not only feel better, I function better. You’ll be amazed at what a difference their care will make. You don’t have to live with pain and swelling.

To learn more about Jefferson Cardiology Association, visit www.jeffersoncardioloy.com
To learn more about Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates, visit www.greaterpittsburghvascular.com
To make an appointment at either, call (412) 469-1500.

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