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The latest issue of Your Cardiac Connection is full of information to increase your cardiac I.Q. and keep you up to date on news from Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute.

Did you know?

Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardio-Oncology Program is just one of 22 in the U.S. rated as a gold level center of excellence by the International Cardio-Oncology Society.

Here’s some of what we have in store:

Vascular screenings provide early lifesaving detection – Artery screenings can be a life saver. If you’re at risk your doctor may order certain tests to detect narrowing or blockages that can lead to stroke or a potentially fatal aneurysm.

Ben Jackson, MD – Get to know Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute’s new chief of vascular surgery. He comes to the Heart and Vascular Institute from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and he’s been at the forefront of the revolution in  vascular surgery. We know his energy and expertise will benefit all our cardiac and vascular patients.

Healthy blood vessels – Here’s a statistic to remember. More than half of U.S. adults 20 and older have some form of cardiovascular disease. Learn the best ways to protect your vascular health, such as keeping high blood pressure under control.

Hearts and cancer treatment – Learn about our amazing cardio-oncology program. Some cancer treatments can adversely affect the heart. We help patients avoid heart health problems during and after cancer treatment. In addition, our program is just one of 22 in the entire country to receive a gold level center of excellence rating from the International Cardio-Oncology Society.

When it comes to heart health, knowledge is a key ingredient to living your best life. Your Cardiac Connection is a great way to get there!

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