Holy Spirit News

Doctors at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Perform PA’s First Coronary Orbital Atherectomy Using New Device

Posted: December 18th, 2013

Cardiologists at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit performed Pennsylvania’s first coronary orbital atherectomy using the Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System.  The Ortenzio Heart Center is the only facility in Pennsylvania and one of about a dozen hospitals nationwide that is approved to use this device.

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Holy Spirit Hospital First Hospital in PA to Offer Specialized Treatment to Prevent Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Posted: November 26th, 2012

Physicians at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit performed Pennsylvania’s first minimally invasive procedure using the Lariat Suture Delivery Device to significantly reduce the risk of stroke in a patient suffering from atrial fibrillation. The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit is the currently the only location in Pennsylvania where this procedure has been performed and one of just a few locations on the entire East Coast.

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Doctors at Holy Spirit Hospital Perform United States’ First Non-Trial TAVR Procedure using the SAPIEN device

Posted: December 14th, 2011

Rajesh Dave, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Chief Medical Executive, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit, and Vincent Park, MD, Cardiovascular Surgical Institute, together successfully performed the United States’ first (non-trial, commercial use) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the Edwards Lifesciences’ SAPIEN device at Holy Spirit Hospital. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve Model 9000TFX and accessories for commercial use on November 2, 2011.

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Holy Spirit Health System adds cardiology practice

Posted: August 2nd, 2011

Seven cardiologists, five physician assistants and other key staff members formerly with Associated Cardiologists, PC, have joined Holy Spirit Health System. They provide heart and vascular care, including echocardiography, vascular ultrasound and nuclear cardiology imaging at their new practice.

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