Browsing the "Heart & Vascular" Category

St. Luke’s Doctor Receives National Cardiology Teaching Award

November 10th, 2017

Jamshid Shirani, MD, director of the general cardiology fellowship program at St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been selected to receive the prestigious Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Shirani will be honored at ACGME’s annual meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida, in March

St. Luke’s Reaccredited by American College of Cardiology

October 16th, 2017

SLUHN providing highest standards of care to patients with heart attack symptoms. Bethlehem, Pa. — St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem and St. Luke’s Allentown Campus have once again received special Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Accreditation is awarded after rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and

Consumer Reports recognizes St. Luke’s Cardiac Outcomes the Best in the Nation

May 10th, 2017

In a recent Cardiac Surgery Success Rate report published in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports, St. Luke’s received “excellent” ratings for our coronary artery bypass surgery program and “as expected” complications. Best surgical technique Correct drug utilization The methods used to derive these ratings have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum, a nonprofit

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