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Frances I Swiecki with patient

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.