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National Cardiovascular Research Close to Home

Carilion Structural Cardiologist Dr. Jason Foerst is the first provider in the country to enroll a patient in a groundbreaking heart failure clinical trial, "The CORCINCH-HF" study. The research allows Carilion to offer alternative options for patients with complex heart failure conditions.

The goal of the study is to explore AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System as a potential treatment option for heart failure patients who have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue and swelling because the left ventricle of the heart is not functioning properly. See below video for an animation explaining the technology

"The device acts as a belt inside the muscle of the heart to tighten it up where it is abnormally dilated," said Dr. Foerst.

Currently, there are no other treatments available for this complex heart failure condition. Carilion’s Cardiovascular Institute is one of select sites to participate nationwide. 

This is one of several cardiovascular trials Carilion is currently participating in, offering patients in western Va. access to national cardiovascular research close to home.

If you would like to learn more about AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System technology or other trial options, talk with your primary care provider or cardiologist.