UPMC expands services

Patients with heart and blood vessel conditions now have local access to expanded services at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona.

“Becoming a part of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is a step we’ve been working toward since affiliating with UPMC. We are proud that our local programs have met all of the requirements and standards to join this group,” said Jerry Murray, UPMC Altoona president, in a statement. “The advancements in care now available to patients here at home are a significant benefit that we are pleased to bring to our community.”

As part of the integration into UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, vascular surgeon Arthur DeMarsico and cardiologist George Jabbour are joined by doctors Mukul Bhatnagar, Vijay Janakiraman, Jonathan Holtz and Maryam Mohammadi.