Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

Heart Conditions

Heart Valve Problems

The heart has four valves: the aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary valves. Heart valve problems can be congenital (present at birth), or appear later in life. More about Heart Valve Problems!

Heart Rhythm Disturbances

When something goes wrong with the heart’s electrical system, the heart does not beat regularly. The irregular beating results in a rhythm disorder. More about Heart Rhythm Disturbances!

Aortic Disease

The aorta is the largest artery in the body. When the aorta becomes damaged or loses its ability to contract and relax as blood is pumped through it, an aneurysm can develop. More about Aortic Disease!

Congenital Heart Conditions

According to the American Heart Association, about 35,000 babies are born each year with some type of congenital heart defect. More about Congenital Heart Conditions!

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is the most common form of heart disease. More about Coronary Artery Disease!

Heart Attack

A heart attack or myocardial infarction is a medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly and severely reduced or cut off, causing the muscle to die from lack of oxygen. More about Heart Attack!

Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle fails to pump as much blood as the body needs. More about Heart Failure!

Other Heart Conditions

There are many conditions which can effect the heart. More about Other Heart Conditions!

Heart Care/Cardiovascular Terms

View our easy to use Glossary of Heart Care/Cardiovascular Terms!

Vascular Conditions

Vascular disease mainly affects the arteries of the heart, brain and legs. The four main types of vascular diseases are:

  • Cardiovascular Disease (affecting blood flow to the heart)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease (affecting blood flow to the brain)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (affecting the arteries outside the heart and brain)
  • Venous Disease (affecting the veins throughout the body)

 


 

Conditions Treated by The Vascular Center Specialists

St. Luke's Heart & Vascular

Top Heart Care Rankings

Premier Top Performer
St. Luke's Allentown, Bethlehem and Quakertown campuses received the Premier QUEST Year 2 Top Performer recognition for:

  • Evidence-based care
  • Outcomes in mortality
  • Cost of care

 

Inpatient Satisfaction
(Press Ganey FY 2010)

  • Cardiac Recovery-SLB
    98th percentile
  • East Wing 4-SLA
    99th percentile
  • Cardiac Surgeons
    99th percentile