Clinical Care

Veena Manja

“We take a multidisciplinary approach to improving our patients’ cardiovascular health,” says Veena Manja, director of cardiac rehabilitation at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

Every day, our physicians dedicate themselves to raising the standard of care in cardiovascular medicine.

Our commitment to our patients’ needs, combined with our subspecialty expertise, has earned us a reputation for consistently delivering thorough, sophisticated clinical care.

In-Depth Knowledge of Diseases and Conditions

Our division’s depth of experience and training equips us to manage the full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases with the latest knowledge and the most advanced techniques available.

We specialize in areas including:

  • coronary artery disease and chest pain
  • congestive heart failure
  • valvular heart disease
  • myocardial infarction
  • atrial fibrillation and heart rhythm disorders
  • preventive cardiology
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • hypertension
  • lipid disorders

Experts On Advanced Treatments and Procedures

We’re capable of performing all major invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

These include:

  • interventional cardiology procedures and stent placement to treat blocked arteries
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other advanced heart disease interventions
  • electrophysiology procedures, including catheter ablation and device removal
  • pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and monitoring
  • echocardiography
  • nuclear cardiology imaging
  • stress testing
  • electrocardiography and EKG monitoring
  • cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)

At the Forefront of Care, Medical Training

Our division consists of this region’s leading cardiologists — specialists trusted throughout Western New York for our consistent delivery of high-quality care.

We train and supervise medical students, residents and fellows in our hospital-based clinical programs. On our inpatient clinical services, we teach residents and medical students.

Inpatient Care

Our board-certified faculty care for inpatients at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and the Buffalo VA Medical Center (VAMC).

At the GVI and BGMC, we provide the following clinical services:

Inpatient Clinical Services

  • coronary care, critical cardiac care management
  • cardiac subspecialty services to non-CCU patients
  • cardiology consults

Interventional Cardiology

  • percutaneous coronary interventions, stents
  • structural heart disease interventions (TAVR, MitraClip, ASD/PFO closure and implantation of the Watchman device)
  • peripheral vascular stenting

Electrophysiology

  • catheter ablation, diagnostic EP
  • ICD, pacemaker implantation

Noninvasive Cardiology

  • echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • nuclear cardiology
  • stress testing, ECGs

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac CT

At the Buffalo VAMC, we provide the following services:

Consultations

  • for CCU, patient floors

Interventional Cardiology

  • percutaneous coronary interventions, stents

Electrophysiology

  • catheter ablation, diagnostic EP
  • ICD, pacemaker implantation

Noninvasive Cardiology

  • echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

  • cardiac CT

Outpatient Care

We provide consultative and continuing outpatient care, evaluating and managing individuals with newly diagnosed cardiac problems as well as a broad range of chronic cardiovascular disorders.

Our faculty have exceptional expertise in the diagnosis and management of heart failure, ischemic heart disease and heart rhythm disorders.

Through our UBMD practice plan, we offer:

  • echocardiography
  • nuclear cardiology
  • stress tests, ECGs and ambulatory ECG monitoring
  • noninvasive vascular care

In addition, we see outpatients at clinics affiliated with the Buffalo VAMC and BGMC.

Our clinics have a range of noninvasive diagnostic testing capabilities. We also conduct advanced imaging, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiological procedures at GVI and the Buffalo VAMC.

At all of our ambulatory sites, we teach and supervise cardiovascular medicine fellows, internal medicine residents and third- and fourth-year medical students.

Advancing Care Through Clinical Trials

Our division is committed to moving research from bench to bedside. To that end, we offer our patients opportunities to participate in clinical trials for promising treatments and interventions.

Across our division, faculty contribute to this effort by discussing study opportunities available to patients. We refer patients who wish to explore this option to personnel in the Clinical Research Office within UB's Clinical and Translational Science Institute.