Browsing the "Heart & Vascular" Category

Mobile Heart & Vascular Screenings Three-month Pilot Program Begins February

February 6th, 2015

St. Luke’s University Health Network has teamed up with HealthFair, a leading health and wellness company offering consumers affordable mobile screening services, to provide heart and vascular screenings and annual wellness visits to residents throughout St. Luke’s service region. The screenings will be available through a St. Luke’s branded mobile unit at various scheduled locations beginning in late

Cutting Edge Technology for Advanced Heart Failure

November 3rd, 2014

Patients with advanced heart failure can be left with few choices to improve their quality of life. Heart transplants may not be readily available to local residents and may not be an option for all HF patients. Left ventricular assist devices were developed to provide patients with life sustaining circulatory support for a failing heart

Relief for Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

May 23rd, 2014

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Identification of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can be difficult when the patient presents with little to no symptoms. We often encounter individuals who can easily be misdiagnosed or their symptoms overlooked by their physicians or themselves. HCM is a genetic disorder that causes otherwise unexplained thickening of the heart muscle. Such patients

Student’s Life Saved with Latest Cardiac Technology

April 30th, 2014

Technology Performs Heart and Lung Duties Dr. Jane Garnjost is finally allowing herself to envision her son Jake standing in front of a classroom teaching a history lesson. From the time an illness nearly took his life two years ago until just recently, Jane had stopped herself from looking too far into her son’s future. In

Truven Award

March 28th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network has once again been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Truven Health Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital Study