Dr. Robert Biederman will answer questions about advances in diagnosing and treating heart disease.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Dr. Robert Biederman, a resident of Cranberry and a cardiovascular disease specialist at Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side, will be a guest on KDKA Radio’s Medical Frontiers program from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday. Biederman is director of AGH’s Cardiovascular MRI Center. Described as a newer approach to diagnosing cardiovascular disease, cardiac MRI captures three-dimensional images of a beating heart and blood flow through the coronary arteries, according to a statement from AGH. The technology enables cardiologists to evaluate a patient’s cardiovascular health, including the viability of the heart muscle and its pumping capacity, heart valve damage and existence of potentially life-threatening plaque buildup in the arteries. The test…
The injured Cranberry police officer and the emergency workers who helped save his life are honored at a Pirates game.
On Tuesday at PNC Park the Pittsburgh Pirates and West Penn Allegheny Health System honored a group of local heroes for their "Great Saves." In February, Cpl. Dan Hahn of the Cranberry Township police department suffered life-threatening injuries after falling over a 20-foot high wall while pursuing a suspect after a chase. A crew from Harmony EMS quickly arrived at the scene, providing oxygen and starting IVs before a medical helicopter arrived to take Hahn to Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side, At Tuesday's Pirates game, Hahn was reunited with the three paramedics and one emergency medical technician who helped save his life. The reunion was part of West Penn Allegheny Health System and the Pirates “Great Saves” …