Browsing the "Heart & Vascular" Category

5 Things to Know About Your Heart for Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (02/14/2017) – It’s Valentine’s Day, the most popular day of the year as far as hearts go. Plato theorized that passions originated in the “fiery” heart but that reasoning originated with the brain. And while it’s true that Valentine’s Day is usually dedicated to the romantic heart, St. Luke’s University Health Network offers


Dr. Jamie Thomas Named to Additional Vice Presidency at St. Luke’s

January 13th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (1/6/2017) – St. Luke’s University Health Network proudly announces Jamie L. Thomas, DO, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs at the St. Luke’s Hospital – Warren Campus. In this role, Dr. Thomas will focus on medical staff relationships, the quality and efficiency of clinical operations, patient experiences and clinical programming opportunities


St. Luke’s Cardiology Fellows Featured in CNN Story

December 14th, 2016

Does Marijuana Weaken Heart Muscles? (CNN) – Just last week, five more states voted to legalize recreational marijuana, but users may want to be cautious. A study released Sunday suggests that marijuana use can weaken heart muscles, particularly in young men. The study was presented at the annual scientific conference of the American Heart Association


St. Luke’s Heart & Vascular Team Improves Access to Cardiac Services

December 9th, 2016

Phillipsburg, NJ (12/05/2016) – Narpinder Singh, MD, and Arthur Popkave, MD, have joined St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates, providing improved access to cardiac services to residents from Warren County, NJ and Northampton County, PA. The addition of Drs. Singh and Popkave, who will see patients at cardiology practices located in Phillipsburg and Easton, PA, bolsters an


St. Luke’s University Health Network First – and Only – in the Lehigh Valley to Offer Dissolvable Stents for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

November 14th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (11/8/2016) – John Quigley was leaving his grandson’s football game in Perkasie on Oct. 26 when he suffered the first heart attack of his life. John Quigley The pain in the center of his chest triggered a sequence of events that resulted in Quigley becoming the first patient in the Lehigh Valley to


St. Luke’s Named to Top 100 List of Hospitals with Great Heart Programs

October 5th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (9/29/2016) – St. Luke’s University Health Network recently was named to the 2016 edition of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs.” According to the list’s author, Becker’s Hospital Review, the hospitals named lead the nation in cardiovascular health care. The publication examines reputable ranking and award agencies including Truven Health


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

July 1st, 2016

Kathryn Mikolon says she “wouldn’t be here” if it weren’t for the hyperbaric oxygen therapy she received at St. Luke’s Wound Care Center. Learn more about Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy


St. Luke’s Stroke Centers Nationally Recognized for Excellence Again

June 24th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (6/10/2016) – For the second consecutive year, the St. Luke’s Allentown Hospital and St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem have received the Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Award. This award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes demonstrated clinical excellence in the treatment and care of stroke victims