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Each year, the lives of thousands of people across the country are saved because someone made the choice to become an organ donor. In April, Allegheny Health Network is honored to celebrate National Donate Life Month and pay tribute to all of those who have bestowed the precious gift of life to another through organ donation. Visit AHNdonate.org to learn more and register to be an organ donor.



Format: 04/23/2014
Format: 04/23/2014


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Allegheny General tests implantable device to aid heart-failure patients

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Researchers at Allegheny General Hospital are evaluating an implantable device to determine whether it helps patients suffering from diastolic heart failure, a life-threatening condition that has no cure or effective treatment.

The study is testing the Rheos System, which works by electrically activating the body's natural blood-flow sensors that regulate cardiovascular function.

The Rheos System is being investigated for patients with drug-resistant hypertension. Preliminary results have demonstrated the device's potential to significantly reduce blood pressure in these cases.

Patients interested in this trial can call Sheila Bernardini at 412-359-3281 or e-mail her at sbernard@wpahs.org.



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