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Heart & Lung Care Newsletter Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Pinnacle Health

Heart & Lung Care Newsletter Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Latest for Your Heart

Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Pivotal Trial

At any time, the PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute is involved in more than 50 clinical trials for cardiac care and nearly 20 for vascular disease. These studies examine new treatments, devices and medications for a variety of heart and vascular conditions.
PinnacleHealth is one of several dozen U.S. hospitals participating in the latest phase of a trial of the "CoreValve," which is made by a Minnesota company called Medtronic. An earlier phase involved offering the valve to patients who were so frail that normal aortic valve replacement wasn't an option.

For more information on the latest trials, please click here.

Quality Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue or purple twisted, knot-like cords. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body, but are more commonly found on the legs.

The Capital Region Vein Center specializes in Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for both spider and varicose veins. This procedure involves a saline or chemical solution that is injected into the varicose veins that causes them to harden so that they no longer fill with blood. Blood that would normally return to the heart through these veins returns to the heart by way of other veins. The veins that received the injection will eventually shrivel and disappear. The scar tissue is absorbed by the body.

For more information about Sclerotherapy, call the Capital Region Vein Center at (717) 920-4500 or visit them online.

Electrophysiology at PinnacleHealth

An electrophysiology study (EP test or EP study) is a minimally invasive procedure which records the electrical activity and the electrical pathways of your heart. The study is used to determine the cause and best treatment for various abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation.

For more information about EP services at PinnacleHealth, click here. Through the PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute, we have five cardiologists who specialize in treating cardiac rhythm problems.

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