Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute is the
outpatient medical practice of Dr. Oliver W. Caminos, specializing in a modality
of medical practice that is unique, special and different from the rest. PCI has
been providing clinical and diagnostic services, including ultrasound, nuclear
medicine, echocardiography, peripheral vascular examinations and cardiac
rehabilitation services since the early 1980's to Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and
West Virginia residents.
Our state-of-the-art facility is well equipped with
much of the latest technology to diagnose in advance the majority of the main
causes of death in the U.S. and the modern world. PCI's multi-modality approach
to preventative medicine allows our doctors to diagnose, evaluate and treat
patients with the highest level of quality and care possible, and with the
certainty that they are not missing or misdiagnosing problems.
This in turn assures us that our patients are treated appropriately and
scientifically, before allowing them to return home safely or admit them to the
hospital for further treatment and follow up care. In this manner we can be
confident of the care we provide to patients coming to us with different
problems such as shortness of breath, CHF, angina pectoris, recent TIAs,
possible acute deep-venous thrombosis, severe peripheral arterial insufficiency,
diabetes mellitus decompensation, hypertensive crisis episodes, syncope, etc.
Our facility houses a very complete Chemistry Laboratory that is both
Medicare and CLIA registered and certified, which serves our physicians and
allows us STAT test results that our doctors can use to diagnose and treat our
patients on the same day of their office visit.
PCI also has an in-house, state-of-the-art Sonography room that is attended
by certified sonographers and physicians for purposes of general Sonography,
echocardiography and a variety of vascular and Doppler studies. This technology provides our physicians with the hands-on tools that allow
them to personally view with their own eyes each patient’s diagnostic test as it
is being performed, while giving them the choice to perform a study, such as a
Doppler of the renal or the mesenteric arteries, themselves. Our doctors also
have access to our X-ray suite for STAT chest, cervical spine and extremity
PCI's facilities also have a high technology digital, cardiac
nuclear diagnostic suite with the latest equipment for high definition heart
nuclear cardiolite scanning. Our main facility, located in Monroeville, PA, also
provides plain film x-rays.