Browsing the "Heart & Vascular" Category

Nation’s Leading Consumer Magazine: St. Luke’s Among 17 Top Performing Hospitals For Heart Surgery In Northeast United States

June 8th, 2018

St. Luke’s was the ONLY Local Hospital to Receive Top Designation June 7, 2018 – Hundreds of thousands of heart surgeries are performed every year in the United States. From coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to aortic valve replacements, aneurysm repairs and many other procedures, heart surgery has become far more commonplace than it once was. But it still


St. Luke’s Offers Watchman Heart Implant To Significantly Reduce Stroke Risk

June 8th, 2018

AFib patients now have access to a revolutionary new treatment at St. Luke’s University Health Network. St. Luke’s recently completed its first Watchman™ device implantation for patient Patrick Kotula, 71, of Nesquehoning, in a procedure led by cardiac electrophysiologist, Steven Stevens, MD. The Watchman is a one-time procedure offering an alternative to the lifelong use of the blood thinner


Cardiologist Comes Back Home to Lehigh Valley to Join St. Luke’s in Allentown

June 6th, 2018

After 17 years away, Lehigh Valley native Dr. Stephen Olex has returned to the area to take care of patients’ comprehensive heart-health needs at St. Luke’s University Health Network. Dr. Olex is following in his family’s medical tradition. Now retired, his father, Stephen Olex was a highly regarded cardiologist in the Allentown area for nearly 40 years. “Dealing


Walk for Your Health with St. Luke’s Doctors

March 28th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network doctors are on the move to show patients just how great walking is for your health. On Wednesday, April 4 in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day, the first in a series of “Walk with Your Doc” events will be held at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus. After a brief


Fall in Love with Heart Health

February 28th, 2018

Valentine’s Day has just passed, but don’t stop celebrating being in a loving relationship. A new study confirms that both men and women in happier marriages have lower cardiovascular risk factors than those whose relationships are struggling. Click to read more on Marketplace


Well-Known Palmerton / Gnaden Huetten Heart Specialists Join St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates

February 2nd, 2018

Newest Campuses Begin to Deliver on Promise of Merger William Markson, MD; Todd Banning, DO; Ronald Stein, MD; and Lillian Gattone, PA-C of Cardiology Associates and Diagnostic Center, LLC have joined St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates and the St. Luke’s Heart & Vascular Center. The group joined St. Luke’s as a result of the recent merger with Blue Mountain


St. Luke’s Monroe Campus Awarded Prestigious Stroke Accreditation

January 26th, 2018

St. Luke’s Monroe Campus has been awarded stroke accreditation from the Joint Commission, a key designation that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards. “Receiving accreditation as a primary stroke center represents an important milestone, and a seal of quality for the program as a whole,” says Daniel Ackerman, M.D., Director of Stroke and


Dr. Bhatt Shares News of New Diabetes Awareness Program

January 5th, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you know, diabetes is one of the most significant health challenges facing the communities served by St. Luke’s University Health Network. According to the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare’s 2017 Type 2 Diabetes Report, 48.3 percent of men and 51.7 percent of women of working age (18-64) in the Lehigh


Accreditation for St. Luke’s Monroe to Perform Angioplasties

December 4th, 2017

The St. Luke’s Monroe Campus Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has been awarded full accreditation by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE). This key designation means that the St. Luke’s Monroe Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory can perform elective angioplasties. ACE is an independent, physician-led organization that evaluates and monitors facilities that provide cardiovascular care. The State of Pennsylvania requires hospitals and


St. Luke’s Spotlights Critical Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease in Partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company

November 17th, 2017

Allentown, PA, Nov. 14, 2017 – St. Luke’s University Health Network today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) to deliver resources from For Your SweetHeart™: Where diabetes and heart disease meet – a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the critical connection between type 2 diabetes and heart disease – to over