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St. Luke's Launches Heart Valve Center

St. Luke’s Is A Pioneer Of Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery In The Region

Bethlehem (5/20/2011) – St. Luke’s Heart Valve Center is among the first in the region to offer minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery. Heart valve disease is one of the most common cardiac diseases, affecting more than 5 million Americans yearly. Often, there are no obvious signs of heart disease, which can lead to heart failure and other severe complications.


St. Luke’s Heart Valve Center

  • Comprehensive medical evaluation by heart valve specialists
  • State of the art diagnostics and treatment options
  • Team approach to care by cardiac surgeons and cardiologists
  • Personalized care through our experienced team of professionals
  • Collaboration with your primary care physician and cardiologist
  • Minimally invasive options  
  • Among the best cardiac surgery outcomes in the nation

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery

  • Performed through a small incision
  • Less stressful for patients
  • No age limitations
  • Better sternum stability and wound healing
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Less risk of infection, less pain and less blood loss

Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery is St. Luke’s preferred approach for treating patients with isolated aortic valve disease.


For patient referral, call Marsha Rigali, St. Luke’s Heart Valve Center’s program coordinator, at 484-526-3939. For more information on St. Luke’s Heart Valve Center, call InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES.

St. Luke’s Heart Valve Center
Doctors Pavilion
701 Ostrum Street
Suite 603
Bethlehem, PA 18015

484-526-3939