WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Innovations Aim to Deal with Heart Disease, Imaging

Published on
January 22, 2020
WV News

Work at WVU Medicine to use new technology to treat cardiac issues is gaining national attention and offering new options to patients.

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the first academic medical centers in the country to install Genetesis CardioFlux FAC magnetocardiography cardiac imaging technology, which is a Food and Drug Administration-cleared system that measures and displays the signals produced by the heart’s electrical activity without the use of radiation, medications, or exercise, allowing doctors to quickly and accurately diagnose heart disease.

This is one of the advancements WVU Medicine is offering in the area, and it came about from the high rate of cardiovascular risk factors and heart disease in the region, according to Dr. Partho Sengupta, Abnash C. Jain Chair and division chief of Cardiology at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute.