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January 6, 2023

Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly.

Our next issue will be Friday, January 20, 2023.

Resolve to Schedule Those Appointments!

It’s the New Year, and we’re all aware of the typical resolutions: exercise more, lose weight, get organized, save money, etc. Why not resolve to get up-to-date with all of your health care needs? Schedule that appointment you’ve been putting off and discuss with your physician any outpatient testing, lab work or vaccinations you may need. If you are looking for a Primary Care Physician or specialist, please CLICK HERE to visit our website or call 1-844-769-DOCS (3627) for assistance finding a Heritage Valley physician.

Self-Schedule Your Children’s Pediatric Appointments

Why call the office when you can easily schedule an appointment for your child with Heritage Valley Pediatrics on your smart phone? CLICK HERE for instructions and see how easy it is.


Our pediatricians provide comprehensive health care to children, newborn through adolescence. There’s no need to travel to receive excellent medical care for your children. Heritage Valley Pediatrics offers physicians on-call 24 hours, everyday; same-day sick appointments; and prenatal and “Meet the Practice” visits. We also offer evening hours for acute illness issues in our Edgeworth/Sewickley and Chippewa offices. Monday and Wednesday evening hours are available in Chippewa from 5:00 – 7:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday evening hours are available in our Edgeworth/Sewickley office from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 

Start the Year by Making a Difference

The expression Healthcare Heroes was used often during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The truth is, our staff at Heritage Valley Health System are heroes each and every day. They continually demonstrate courage, resolve, resilience and professionalism. And now they are working through a “tripledemic” of Covid, flu and RSV.


Our health system has always relied on multiple sources of revenue, including charitable gifts from people like you. Now, more than ever, as we work through the current economic climate of reduced reimbursement and rising costs, your support is needed. Your gift will make a difference and help to ensure that the hospitals of Heritage Valley Health System continue to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients and their families.


Please CLICK HERE to make your gift today. Our patients appreciate your support.

Feeling Dizzy? It Might be More than

Post-Holiday Stress

If you have been experiencing repeated, unexplained bouts of dizziness, lightheadedness or even fainting, your healthcare provider may recommend a Tilt Table Test. Electrophysiologists Dr. Maninder Bedi, Dr. Glen Miske and Dr. Christopher Kolibash of HVMG Heart & Vascular perform these tests in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Heritage Valley Beaver to determine if the cause is related to heart rate or blood pressure.


A Tilt Table Test attempts to determine the cause of dizziness or syncope (fainting) by creating changes in posture from lying to standing. Patients lie flat on a special bed or table, equipped with safety belts and a footrest, while connected to Electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure monitors. The bed or table is then elevated to an almost upright position, to simulate standing up from a lying position, and the patient’s blood pressure and ECG are measured to evaluate changes. (If the patient faints, the table is quickly returned to a flat position so the patient regains consciousness.) The information collected is then used to help your healthcare provider prescribe treatment. 


Some causes of syncope, or fainting, may include: 


  • Vasovagal Syndrome or Neurocardiogenic Syncope: This is a sudden drop in blood pressure, with or without a decrease in heart rate, which is caused by an exaggerated response of the nerves that control the heart and blood vessels.

  • Arrhythmia: This occurs when a heart rate is too slow, too fast or is irregular. When this happens, the heart does not get enough blood flow to the body.

  • Structural Heart Disease: This includes problems of the heart muscle or valves. Enlargement of the heart muscle, or malfunction of one or more of the heart valves, may block blood flow within the heart.

  • Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction (MI): This is damage to the heart muscle due to insufficient blood supply.

  • Cardiomyopathy Ventricular Dysfunction: This is a weakness or failure of the pumping function of the ventricles, which are the heart’s major pumping chambers.


If you believe that you would benefit from a Tilt Table Test, please speak to your physician today.

Don’t Let Covid or the Flu Slow you Down!

For information about scheduling a COVID booster, please CLICK HERE.

For information about flu shots, please CLICK HERE.

For information about scheduling pediatric vaccines for children ages 6 months through 11 years at Heritage Valley Pediatrics in Chippewa/Beaver Falls, please CLICK HERE.

For information about scheduling a COVID test, please CLICK HERE.

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