5 Tips to Tone Up for Summer

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Ready or not, swimsuit season is upon us! As much as we look forward to the sunny weather and spending time at the beach or pool, the thought of putting that bathing suit back on can be nerve-racking, to say the least. Here are five simple steps to toning up for the summer and keeping  … Read more

Who made Healthgrades’ list of local five-star hospitals?

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Healthgrades released its annual report on hospital performance Tuesday, which identified 20 medical centers as “top performers” in the Philadelphia region. The study covers nearly 4,500 short-term and acute care hospitals across the country that were evaluated using three years of Medicare risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for 32 conditions and procedures, and all-payer state  … Read more

Abington one of best for pacemaker procedures

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The study covers nearly 4,500 short-term and acute care hospitals across the country that were evaluated using three years of Medicare risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for 32 conditions and procedures, and all-payer state data from 18 states representing more than half of the U.S. population. Lankenau Medical Center was listed by Healthgrades as a  … Read more

Venerated Interventional Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist Robert A. Watson III, MD, FACC, will be Mentioned in The Leading Physicians of the World

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The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Robert A. Watson III, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. He is a highly-trained and qualified interventional cardiologist and heart failure specialist with vast expertise in all facets  … Read more

Abington Hospital Cardiologists Implanting New Device to Monitor Patients with Heart Failure

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It’s the size of a paperclip, has no leads or batteries, is intended to keep people with high-risk heart failure out of the hospital, and Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health just became the first facility in Eastern Montgomery County to implant it. The CardioMEMS HF System is “the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device proven  … Read more

Dr. Borge & Watchman Procedure Featured in Montgomery News!

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TO YOUR HEALTH: New implant an alternative to blood thinners An alternative to long-term use of blood thinners by those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation is now available at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. The health system is among the first in Pennsylvania — the second in the state — to offer the newly FDA-approved Watchman Left Atrial  … Read more

Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health Among First in State Offering Watchman Implant

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Newly approved implant offers patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation an alternative to long-term warfarin medication. Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health is among the first in Pennsylvania to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term warfarin medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. For patients with AF who are  … Read more

Dr. Shapiro Becomes 166th President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society

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Montgomery County Physician Sworn in as 166th President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society. (Harrisburg, Pa.) Scott E. Shapiro, MD, FACC, a cardiovascular disease specialist and internal medicine specialist from Lower Gwynedd, was sworn in as the 166th president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) on October 24, 2015. Swearing Dr. Shapiro into office was David A.  … Read more

Join Us at the American Heart Association Heart Walk

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Join AMS Cardiology & Abington Jefferson Health at the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, November 7th!    The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living,  … Read more