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The Heart & Vascular Institute at Sharon Regional

The Heart & Vascular Institute
at Sharon Regional

Sharon Regional named an
AETNA Institute of Quality

Sharon Regional identified as heart attack treatment center by regional EMS council

Heart Surgery

Open Heart Surgery and Cardiology

The Heart and Vascular Institute at Sharon Regional Health System delivers award-winning cardiac care from diagnostics to interventional procedures to open heart surgery to rehab. Along with a comprehensive vascular surgery program.

Neshannock man grateful for life-saving heart attack treatment at Sharon Regional

Our surgeons, adult and pediatric cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and other specialists came to Sharon Regional from world-renowned institutions. Through their efforts we provide the region with emergency heart attack care, diagnostics, interventional procedures, surgery, electrophysiology, and other cardiac care.

The Heart & Vascular Institute at Sharon Regional Health System offers technology and expertise to perform:

In addition, The Heart & Vascular Institute also offers:

Valve surgery, stents, chest pain emergency center, exercise stress tests, nuclear cardiology, SPECT scans, echocardiography, stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, pacemaker implants, pacemaker clinic, cardiac rehabilitation programs, cardiac wellness programs, pediatric cardiology clinics, cardiothoracic clinic, chronic heart failure program, 24-hour Holter monitors, event monitors, ambulatory blood pressure monitors, electrocardiograms (EKGs), signal average electrocardiograms, heart healthy eating classes, and CPR classes.

Cryoablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Cryoablation is an alternative therapy that Sharon Regional electrophysiologists use to treat atrial fibrillation, a type of heart rhythm disorder. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses
a thin, flexible balloon catheter to locate and freeze the heart tissue that triggers an irregular heartbeat. Unlike heat-based ablation, cryoablation allows physicians to cool tissue to make
sure it is the area causing an irregularity. If it is not, the site's normal electrical funcation can be restored simply be allowing the tissue to thaw.
The Heart and Vascular Institute also provides heart imaging through cardiac CT and MRI, which is based at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Garden Way, Hermitage

Cardiologist J. Ronald Mikolich, M.D
., is based at the Center and specializes in both Cardiac CT Angiography and Cardiac MRI, while maintaining a Consultative Cardiology practice.

Dr. Mikolich is board certified in Coronary CT Angiography, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Internal Medicine, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Mikolich utilizes these imaging techniques to diagnose blocked arteries to the heart, malfunctioning heart valves, impaired heart muscle function, as well as congenital heart disease. Frequently, these non-invasive tests help physicians “see” disease processes that are not well visualized with older imaging modalities, such as pericarditis.

Click here for our Cardiac Rehab Program brochure

Vascular Surgery Program

The vascular surgery program, under the direction of John Ambrosino, M.D., offers a range of arterial procedures such as peripheral artery angioplasty, carotid endarterectomy, and arterial bypass surgery.

A recent expansion to the vascular surgery program now offers transilluminated powered phlebectomy, a less invasive surgical procedure to treat varicose veins. Dr. Ambrosino utilizes this new procedure which allows surgeons to see the veins during the procedure and visually confirm their removal. Compared to traditional varicose vein surgery, the new procedure is faster, has fewer incisions, better visualization for the surgeon, and results in more complete vein removal.