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I just received a lung transplant in Philadelphia and am hoping to do my rehab closer to home. Can Deborah help me?
-Frank S., Medford
Amazing new heart defibrillators
No longer do patients have to worry about the hassle of coming back to have the leads on their defibrillators replaced. Deborah Heart and Lung Center is among the first hospitals in the country to use Boston Scientific’s new S-ICD® System defibrillator, the first commercially available, FDA-approved subcutaneous (below the skin) defibrillator that doesn’t have lead wires!
“Deborah gave me a second life”
A heartwarming story
Vijaya Srinivasan of Yardville is a vibrant, passionate 61-year-old woman who dotes on her husband and children. A driven professional, she worked hard for many years as a sub-acute rehab and long-term care administrator, at times juggling nine facilities under her supervision. That all changed in 2009 after returning from a visit with family in India, when Vijaya suddenly and mysteriously developed a cough. “I had this cough non-stop for six months,” she says.
100 percent pure oxygen heals wounds
Patients who have slow-healing wounds or infections have a new treatment option: hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOt), now available at Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics.
Manage your diabetes with confidence
If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage your disease. At times, incorporating a diabetes control plan into your daily routine—choosing a healthy diet, staying active, monitoring your blood sugar, taking medication and more—can seem overwhelming.
High? Low? Just right?
A blood pressure primer
Goldilocks may have been on to something in her pursuit of the perfect bowl of porridge. Avoiding extremes and finding a happy medium is a good idea, especially when it comes to blood pressure. High blood pressure (HBP) increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. Low blood pressure (LBP) can cause dizziness, confusion and be a symptom of serious illness.
Welcome to our new physicians!
Deborah Heart and Lung Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new physicians to our medical staff:
Pedram Kazemian, M.D., is our new attending cardiac electophysiologist. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toronto, Canada and ...
Vincent Varghese, D.O., is our new attending cardiac interventionalist. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and ...