Technology and Research
The Covenant Center for the Heart uses state-of-the-science technology to the fullest. It’s no wonder we are the area’s leader in cardiovascular research, with ongoing studies in virtually every aspect of cardiac care. The Covenant Center for the Heart is also one of the state’s leading diagnostic centers and is uniquely positioned to become a leading cardiac research facility on the national health care scene.
Since 1999, Covenant HealthCare has been involved in Cardiac Research Clinical Trials. Our extraordinary research department, which consists of principle investigators, sub-investigators, certified registered nurses and administrative experts in clinical research, actively involved with several cardiovascular studies.
The Covenant Center for the Heart also remains committed to bringing heart-healthy education such as healthy cooking presentations, diabetes education programs, and on-going cardiac rehab information to the community. We offer numerous classrooms and meeting areas where our education specialists, physicians, and others can share important health care information with our patients.
So when it comes to your heart, choose the Covenant Center for the Heart. You’ll gain the life-saving and enhanced-care advantages of the latest breakthroughs. Which means you’ll have more treatment options available for your heart care needs.
Covenant HealthCare is a proud pioneer of advanced technology and research in cardiac care:
- 1980 - First Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in region
- 1995 - First Cardiac stent implant in Saginaw
- 1996 - First Chest Pain Center in region
- 1999 - First heart center in Midwest (and one of the first in the nation) to implement newest Siemens Cardiac Cath technology
- 2000 - First heart center in Michigan to use Galileo Intravascular Radiotherapy System
- 2001 - First area research using CARTO Electrophysiology Navigation
- 2002 - First regional participant in CABG studies (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
- 2003 - First drug-eluting stent implant approved by FDA in region
- 2005 - Women's Heart Advantage program introduced for women to address women's heart and health issues