Friday, February 8, 2013

PBS Channel 39 Tempo In-Depth on Heart Disease

This week, WLVT PBS 39 dedicated their Tempo In-Depth show to heart disease.  Below is a video of the show.  The show features a number of heart health issues such as women's health, the new trans-catheter heart valve replacement technology, and the new implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) --all available at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HeartMate II LVAD Implantation at LVHN --First In Region

Lehigh Valley Hospital's collaborative team of heart failure cardiologists and heart surgeons implanted the first Thoratec HeartMate II Ventricular Assist Device in our region. Our Mechanical Heart Assist Device Program is affiliated with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Heart Failure and Transplantation Team. We are pleased to provide this advanced technology to our region and we are honored to be affiliated with Penn's nationally recognized transplant center.