Two new medical procedures announced, offering hope to West Tennessee heart patients
JACKSON, Tenn.-“Friends of Heart,” a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation announced two new life-saving procedures now available for heart patients.
The first, is the Transcartoid Artery Revascularization. It is a clinically proven procedure that will be a technique to treat blockages in the cartoid artery at risk of causing a stroke.
The second is the world’s smallest pacemaker, Micra, being offered for the first time in Tennessee at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. It Is 95 percent smaller than current ones.
“What that allows is people to have a single chamber pacemaker now without having a cut down in their skin, reduces infection rates reduces the need for replacement,” said Deann Thelen, vice president of hospital services at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
“Friends of Heart” is a non-profit, public community foundation.