Washington Health System introduces new cardiac care procedures

Washington Health System is introducing two new cardiac care procedures, one of which is the Watchman, a treatment used to reduce the risk of stroke for non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

Washington Health System (WHS) has announced it will be the first community hospital to offer new procedures in cardiac care.

WHS was the first hospital in Southwestern Pennsylvania to offer cardiac catheterization and open heart surgery outside of Pittsburgh during the 1990s. Now, it has become the first community hospital in Southwestern Pennsylvania to offer a comprehensive structural heart program.

The hospital’s team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists will be taking cardiac care to the next level by offering new and cutting edge treatments that were previously only available at large academic medical centers.

Two of the upcoming new procedures that will be available at WHS include:

WATCHMAN – a treatment used to reduce the risk of stroke for non-valvular atrial fibrillation. To learn more about Watchman, go to whs.org/news.

TAVR – a procedure for aortic valve replacement that includes using a catheter in the groin instead of opening the chest.

These procedures are just the beginning to the expanded services though the WHS Structural Heart Clinic. The multidisciplinary team of medical professionals will work with patients to decide the best treatment options based on the unique needs of the patient.

For more information, visit whs.org.

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