Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cardiac Services hosted a Heart Health Forum at Wynn Hospital on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. The annual forum displays the newest and best technology in cardiovascular medicine and surgery.

Vendors included Abiomed, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Abbott, Philips, Edwards Lifesciences, Penumbra and Biosense, who provided education to attendees on the latest technology in minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures, including TAVR, Impella heart pumps, heart imaging, implantable cardiac monitors and more.

Medtronic offers an implantable cardiac monitoring device called Reveal LINQ, which monitors your cardiac data, including arrhythmia, to keep an eye on your heart health. The device is implanted in an outpatient procedure that only takes 10 minutes, and then your doctor will be able to monitor your heart activity over time to ensure better care.

“MVHS is continually enhancing its cardiac service line with the latest technology,” said Jessica Fister, BSN, RN, assistant vice president of Cardiac Services. “There are so many options for minimally-invasive procedures that improve quality of life for those with cardiovascular disease and prevent it in others. It’s wonderful to be able to offer these life-saving options to people throughout the Central New York region.”

MVHS offers comprehensive Cardiac Services – including preventative and interventional services, surgery and rehabilitation. MVHS is a designated HeartCARE Center – a National Distinction of Excellence from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). For more information, visit


Photo Caption: MVHS Heart Health Forum on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

About MVHS

MVHS is an integrated, non-profit healthcare delivery system that includes Wynn Hospital, Faxton Campus, MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County and Senior Network Health, along with satellite primary care and specialty offices throughout the region. MVHS primarily serves the geographic areas of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties in New York State and has more than 4,200 full-time equivalent employees.

The Wynn Hospital is New York State’s newest hospital, opening in October 2023. It is a 10-story, 672,000-square-foot, 373-bed hospital located in Utica, New York. The development of a parking garage and medical office building are on schedule to be completed in early 2024. Replacing two outdated facilities, the Wynn Hospital reduces gaps and inefficiencies in care coordination, eliminates duplication of services and improves ease of access with centralized services. It is a modern facility that provides patient privacy and accessibility, as well as flexibility to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and delivery models.

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