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
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
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
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
Dr. Klugherz & Dr. Borge have successfully implanted the first Watchman Device in our area! The Watchman implant is a device that is placed in a section of the heart that forms clots in patients with a rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation. These clots cause stroke and require the use of blood thinners. The Watchman device … Read more
Summer is here, and it is a good time for more than just sunshine and beach days, although we do love those things, it is a time to implement healthy habits. Here are some healthy habits to improve your health not just this summer but forever. Drink more water. It is so important for our … Read more
Free public wifi is now available in the waiting rooms at all of our office locations. The wifi site is named “AMS Guest” and does not require a password. You will, however, be asked to agree to standard terms of service when initially connecting. Please notify our office staff if you need assistance.