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Support Services

Heart specialists at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular Institute offer a variety of support services designed to help you prevent or manage heart problems. We’re dedicated to helping you get the most enjoyment out of life.

AHN is the highest-rated health system in western Pennsylvania for patient safety in overall medical care, overall surgical care, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and pulmonary care, according to the 2018 CareChex® quality rating system.*

Support services at AHN: Why choose us?

Your care at AHN doesn’t end after the completion of a heart procedure or treatment. We offer an all-encompassing approach to heart care that includes:

Anticoagulation management clinic

Our pharmacists have advanced training in the management and treatment of heart problems. If you need an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, our pharmacists monitor you for health changes or problems, adjusting your medications as needed.

HeartCare program

Nurse navigators and transitional care coordinators in our HeartCare Program ease your transition from the hospital back to home or to a care facility. We partner with and train staff at local care facilities to ensure that you receive appropriate follow-up care. Learn more about Healthcare@Home. Learn more about the Cardiovascular Institute.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation

This program provides safe exercise training, one-on-one and group education, and counseling to improve your endurance, physical well-being, and quality of life. It’s available for people recovering from heart attack or heart surgery, or people who have heart failure or peripheral artery disease. Learn more about cardiovascular rehabilitation.

Integrative medicine

This program combines conventional medical treatment with complementary approaches. Depending on the service, you may take part in a program while in the hospital, at home, or as an outpatient. We offer:

  • Reiki relaxation touch therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Wellness programs to help manage stress, stop smoking, and eat healthier

Nutrition services

Our registered dietitians have specialized training in heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions that affect heart health. You can meet with a dietitian to develop a dietary program that takes your specific health concerns into consideration, such as a low-sugar or low-sodium diet.

Palliative care

Our palliative care team provides care and support to patients and loved ones faced with a serious heart condition. We help manage pain, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms, as well as address emotional and spiritual needs, and coordinate care.

Contact us

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN cardiovascular services.