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Cardiac Services

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. By making quality and innovation a primary focus, Parkwest has been consistently named a top performing heart hospital. Since opening its doors in 1973, Parkwest Medical Center has served as the region’s pioneer facility in all matters of the heart. The Parkwest team performed the first TAVR procedure in the region and has since then collaborated across the Covenant Health system to offer cutting-edge treatments at Parkwest.

With elite cardiologists and specialty trained staff, world-class cardiac catheterization facilities and surgery suites, and superior cardiac rehabilitation programs, Parkwest’s heart care ranks unmatched across the region.

One factor that sets Parkwest apart from other facilities and contributes to continued success, is the collaborative approach used to treat patients. By working as a group, the physicians at Parkwest are able to collectively use the knowledge of a team to treat patients with the highest standard of care. Whether a patient’s need is minimal, or very complex, the combined knowledge of top-performing team contributes to successful outcomes.

At Parkwest, we perform more than 3500 cardiac interventions and 400 open heart surgeries each year. The greatest outcomes directly correlate to experience and volumes like those at Parkwest. When deciding who’s hand to leave your heart in, you can trust that the high performance heart team at Parkwest have every tool needed to fight against heart disease.

Services offered at Parkwest include:

  • Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory
  • Cardiac Diagnostics
  • Cardiac Specialty Unit
  • Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Unit
  • Telemetry Control Services
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Valve Center

Common procedures offered:

  • TAVR
  • Left heart catheterization
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Cardiac biopsy
  • Temporary pacemaker insertion
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  • Stent procedures
  • Rotablator
  • Pressure wire Doppler
  • Cutting Balloon
  • Electrophysiology studies and ablations
  • Peripheral procedures
  • Closure device
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Cardioversion
  • Peripheral athrectomy
  • Carotid stenting
  • Atrial-septal closures (PFOs).