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Electrophysiology Laboratory: Luna Bhatta, MD, Director
Coronary Care Unit: Robert Carhart, MD and medical students
Cardiologist Kan Liu, MD, PhD
Cardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD
Cardiac Rehabilitation gym in the Institute for Human Performance

Patient Care

The Division of Cardiology provides inpatient and outpatient care at Upstate University Hospital, several clinics and the VA Medical Center in Syracuse. Inpatient services include:

  • Management of patients assigned to inpatient wards
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Telemetry units
  • Rehabilitation/functional assessment units
Outpatient clinics include pacemaker follow-up and are located at both Upstate and the VA. Cardiology consults are provided at a third affiliate hospital, Crouse Hospital.

Upstate admits more than 700 cardiology patients each year and conducts more than 3,300 invasive and non-invasive procedures. The 409-bed hospital is equipped with the state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center on the sixth floor which provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including:

  • Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (including Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation)
  • Coronary angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Electrophysiology and hemodynamic studies
  • Placement of coronary stents

Non-invasive capabilities include:

  • Doppler
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Ambulatory EKG monitoring
  • Exercise testing
  • Nuclear cardiac imaging
  • Stress cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Opportunities to manage patients with cardiac problems during pregnancy as well as adult congenital heart problems and pre- and post-cardiac transplant are available in the outpatient setting.