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St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute Valve Center Performs First TAVR Procedures The St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute Valve Center achieved a milestone in early November by completing two transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures in the new hybrid operating room. “We have trained for months for this day, preparing the team and building the clinical space that supports this procedure,” stated Dr. Victor Schmelzer, Interim Medical Director of the Heart & Vascular Institute and co-director of the Valve Center.
LOCAL 12: Medical Edge: My Heart Rocks A local program might serve as a national model to help children fight obesity and improve health.
WCPO 9 ON YOUR SIDE: Checkups: Tiny, leadless and wireless Nanostim pacemaker is being tested in the Tri-State If your heart rate is too slow, you may be a candidate for an artificial pacemaker -- especially if you have extreme fatigue and fainting spells.

A traditional pacemaker will regulate your heart rate by sending out electrical pulses through thin wires, called leads. The pacemaker's generator sits under the skin near the collarbone, sometimes leaving a noticeable lump.
Take Time for Your Heart You may be able to add years to your life by making simple changes to improve your heart health. The St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute offers a comprehensive program to help you identify your risk and learn how you can make meaningful changes to help you live better and live longer.
LANE REPORT: St. Elizabeth Healthcare adds patient-customized heart failure technology St. Elizabeth Healthcare is using a new cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) system that features technology designed to improve the pumping function of the heart and provide physicians with more options to customize the therapy for each individual patient’s needs.

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