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BVHS announces changes in cardiovascular care

Blanchard Valley Health System has announced a reduced need for performing traditional open-heart surgical procedures due to advances in medications, cardiovascular stenting and minimally invasive procedures.

The announcement explained, "As we prioritize delivering quality care for our patients, we will partner with other health systems to transition open-heart surgery cases diagnosed at Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS). We are committed to continuing to support seamless transitions of care through access to local cardiovascular physicians and post-operative rehabilitation services."

The Jane & Gary Heminger HeartCare Center, part of BVHS, will be expanding non-open heart cardiology programs and services: "Not only will we continue providing general cardiology and interventional cardiology services, but we are also expanding cardio-oncology, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, and vascular care for the detection, diagnosis, and intervention of cardiac disease."