Holy Spirit News

Holy Spirit To Offer HeartCaring® Symposium in February

Posted: January 7th, 2014

The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit will present its 1st Annual HeartCaring® Symposium on Saturday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holy Spirit Hospital Auditorium.

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Atrial Fibrillation Patient Support Group Meeting to be held in October

Posted: October 15th, 2013

Holy Spirit Health System’s support group for those who suffer from atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) will be held in October. A-Fib is a heart condition that affects more than three million Americans.

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Atrial Fibrillation Support Group to be held in July

Posted: June 11th, 2013

Holy Spirit Health System’s support group for those who suffer from atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) will be held in July. A-Fib is a heart condition that affects more than three million Americans.

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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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Atrial Fibrillation Educational Lecture to be Offered

Posted: August 27th, 2012

September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 20. Safwat Gassis, MD, FACC, of Capital Cardiovascular Associates, will present “Recognizing Atrial Fibrillation: Treatment Options for this Common Heart Condition” in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium.

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Cardiac Patient Support Group Meetings to be held

Posted: May 2nd, 2012

THE MAY 17 PROGRAM IS CANCELLED. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CAUSES YOU.

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Holy Spirit Hospital now uses Robot-Assisted Procedure to treat Atrial Fibrillation

Posted: April 10th, 2012

David Man, MD, FACC, Capital Cardiovascular Associates, and the electrophysiology (EP) staff at The Ortenzio Heart Center successfully completed the first flexible robotics EP procedure at Holy Spirit Hospital last week. Dr. Man used the Hansen Medical Sensei® X Robotics System to treat the patient with atrial fibrillation.

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Educational Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation to be Offered

Posted: March 1st, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and the latest treatment options. Safwat Gassis, MD, FACC, of Capital Cardiovascular Associates, will present “Atrial Fibrillation: New Treatment Options for this Common Irregular Heart Rhythm” on Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium.

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Holy Spirit Hospital Now Offers Cryoablation Services

Posted: January 18th, 2012

Safwat Gassis, MD, FACC, has joined Capital Cardiovascular Associates, a service of Holy Spirit Health System. Dr. Gassis is a cardiologist who offers the most advanced treatment options for heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation. He performed Pennsylvania’s first balloon cryoablation procedure to treat atrial fibrillation—the most common irregular heart rhythm—after its approval by the FDA in December 2010. The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit currently is the only location in the greater Harrisburg area where this ablation technique is being performed. Dr. Gassis is among the most experienced electrophysiologists in the country using this ablation technique, an important factor shown to influence success rates.

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Atrial Fibrillation Support Group to be held in July

Posted: June 11th, 0013

Holy Spirit Health System's support group for those who suffer from atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) will be held in July. A-Fib is a heart condition that affects more than three million Americans.

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