Holy Spirit News

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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Two Physician Offices Relocate to Holy Spirit Carlisle Center

Posted: June 21st, 2012

The Carlisle offices of Kunkel Surgical Group and Vascular Associates have relocated to the Holy Spirit Carlisle Center at 1211 Forge Road, Carlisle.

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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 Adds Vascular Practice

Posted: February 29th, 2012

Three physicians from Vascular Associates, PC, have joined Holy Spirit Health System. John Calaitges, MD, Joseph Campbell, MD, FACS, and Richard Razzino, MD, are board certified, fellowship-trained vascular surgeons and experts in all diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of vascular disease.

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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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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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Managing Heart Failure during the Holidays

Posted: November 29th, 2011

Holy Spirit Hospital has teamed up with cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to provide cardiac health education, as well as group support to patients, their families, and caregivers to promote lifelong heart healthy living.

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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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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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