Cutting-Edge Heart Treatment Now in the United States and Israel for Medical Trials

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 General News
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An innovative, noninvasive heart procedure is yielding unprecedented results in treating arrhythmia, an issue that threatens the lives of millions. The procedure is now being implemented in at Israel's Sheba Medical Center and in the United States.

RAMAT GAN, Israel, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- There is incredible new hope for

sufferers of arrhythmia, a very common and potentially deadly heart condition that effects about three million Americans. There is now a noninvasive treatment option that saves lives and provides better outcomes for heart patients.

Arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat that impacts blood flow in the body. One form, ventricular tachycardia, is the leading cause of cardiac arrest. The condition has a long history of complicated and often ineffective treatments that require extensive surgery.

Using this new procedure, physicians can directly target damaged heart tissue and restore the heart back to a safe and healthy rhythm. In trials, the non-invasive procedure takes less than 15 minutes, unlike traditional options which require 4 to 10 hours of sedated, invasive surgery.

Roy Beinart, M.D. and Professor Tzvi Simon, M.D. at Israel's Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, say the radiation treatment is a game-changer. "This non-invasive procedure, which only takes about 15 minutes, has the potential to help so many people that were simply out of treatment options. Initial trials have been very promising. We have given heart patients their lives back. This is the kind of innovative work that is performed at Sheba Medical Center," said Dr. Roy Beinart, Director at the Davidai Arrhythmia Centerat Sheba's Heart Institute.

Sheba Medical Center, along with a handful of hospitals across the United States are currently using this revolutionary technique, with the latest testing being conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Interviews with Dr. Beinart and Dr. Simon of Israel's Sheba Medical Center can be arranged by contacting Kelcey Kintner at 646-391-8001 or kelcey(at)redbanyan.com.

About Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer Born together with Israel in 1948, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is the largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East. Sheba is the only medical center in Israel that combines an acute care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital on one campus, and it is at the forefront of medical treatments, patient care, research and education. As a university teaching hospital affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, it welcomes people from all over the world indiscriminately. To learn more, visit: eng.sheba.co.il.

 

SOURCE Sheba Medical Center



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