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  • 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!


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    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.


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    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.

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    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 ...


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    Women who suffer a stroke are more likely later on to have problems getting around, as well as more pain, discomfort, anxiety and depression than their male counterparts, according to a recent study appearing in the online version of the journal Neurology.

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    Heart disease makes up almost 25 percent of all American deaths, and you’ve likely heard about its risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity and smoking.

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