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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: What to know about pacemakers and defibrillators

After suffering a stroke on Sunday, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman underwent a “standard procedure” on Tuesday to receive a pacemaker with a defibrillator, according to his campaign.

The device is intended to address his atrial fibrillation, the underlying cause of his stroke, by regulating his heart rate and rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, quivering or fast heartbeat.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Your guide to getting caught up on preventive care

The pandemic has put a lot of things on hold, including preventive health care. Many people have postponed doctor visits they felt weren’t necessary, whether because of concerns about COVID-19 risk, changes in insurance or financial reasons.

One study from January 2021 estimated that 29% of patients missed a primary care appointment from March to June 2020. Two years into the pandemic, plenty of people still haven’t gotten caught up.

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10 Straight Years of ‘A’ Safety Grades for St. Clair Health

Only Hospital in Pennsylvania and One of Only 33 Hospitals Nationwide to Earn 20 Consecutive Top Marks from The Leapfrog Group

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 10, 2022) – The Leapfrog Group today announced Hospital Safety Grades for Spring 2022, with St. Clair Health once again being recognized as a leader in patient safety with an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade. Grades are updated twice annually, and this latest rating marks the 20th consecutive period—or 10 full years—in which St. Clair has received the highest grade for patient safety.

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St. Clair Health Opens New Health Care Facility in Robinson Township

Multispecialty Suite Brings Together Primary and Specialty Care in a Single Space

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2022) – St. Clair Health, a nationally recognized, integrated health system serving the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania, recently opened its newest health care facility. Located on Steubenville Pike next to Eat’n Park, the Robinson Township Multispecialty Suite is the latest in St. Clair’s efforts to bring coordinated multispecialty care and one-stop outpatient services to the suburban areas south and west of Pittsburgh.

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Post-Gazette: Colon cancer is on the rise in younger adults

A little over a year ago, Shannon Gregg noticed she was going to the bathroom more frequently and decided to see a gastroenterologist.

Her doctor thought it was probably just stress, which often causes bowel dysfunction. After all, Ms. Gregg was an otherwise healthy 45-year-old. He ran some tests but nothing seemed amiss, except that her iron levels were low. That could be a sign of anemia, which might explain her changes in bathroom habits.

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St. Clair Health Launches MedsInHand Program

Service Saves Patients a Trip to the Pharmacy and Reduces Return Visits to the Hospital

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 25, 2022) – St. Clair Health recently launched the MedsInHand™ program to get patients the right medication as efficiently as possible so they can concentrate on recovery, not tracking down prescriptions. The nationally recognized, integrated health system is the first in southwestern Pennsylvania to collaborate with Walgreens for this type of program.

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Guide to Good Health: St. Clair Health: Making A Collaborative Effort to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

 

February is American Heart Month making now the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and stroke, as well as the steps you can take to help your cardiovascular system.

“Stroke and heart disease are vascular diseases,” says Dr. Andy C. Kiser, Chief of Cardiac Surgery. “The vessels in the brain and the vessels in the heart are very small and don’t tolerate a lot of trauma—repeated trauma to the vessel causes plaque to form, which narrows the vessel. When that plaque in the narrowed vessel ruptures, it causes an immediate heart attack or an immediate stroke.”

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