LVHN News (Heart)

2018
November
01,
2018
For 20 years, John Loguercio faced danger as a New York City detective. In retirement, he figured that living home in Milford, Pa., was far less risky than working in the Big Apple. But as it turned out, June 6 proved more dangerous than anything ...
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September
27,
2018
For the ninth consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill has received the Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes LVH–Schuylkill for implementing specific quality improvement ...
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May
31,
2018
Kevin Learish of Bethlehem had a choice when he felt pressure in his chest and struggled to breathe after hitting the shower at his gym: Call 911 or don’t. Fortunately, he recognized he was having a heart attack and made the call. ER and heart care t...
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May
07,
2018
Have you ever felt an unusual fluttering or thudding feeling in your chest? Cardiologist Praveer Jain, MD, with Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono, who has specialized training in electrophysiology (electrical activity of the heart), shares the signs – an...
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2017
December
28,
2017
From time to time, your heart may flutter when you’re excited, nervous or exercising. This irregular heartbeat, also called arrhythmia, tends to go away as quickly as it started and may seem like no cause for concern. But Lehigh Valley Health Network...
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2016
December
15,
2016
Digging out of winter’s latest snow is taxing, and not for the faint of heart. In fact, depending on the water content of the snow, the weight per cubic foot can range from just over 3 pounds for fluffy snow to a heart pounding 20-plus pounds for wet...
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March
14,
2016
Teenagers rarely get to be heroes. But Daniel Lozano, 14, earned that honor early on Dec. 27, 2015, in his Hazleton home. Around 4:30 a.m., the eighth-grader heard Mirian, his mother, screaming his father’s name. Francisco, 45, lay unconscious on ...
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2014
March
20,
2014
A bit groggy after undergoing a heart procedure at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), 90-year-old Mary Longo of Hazleton was still able to recite the quadratic formula to prove she was OK. “I know what that is,” says Longo in her heavy Boston accen...
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