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Three Retirees Recall Heart Care Episodes

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Three Retirees Recall Heart Care Episodes

Indiana Gazette: Three Indiana County retirees gather several times a week for coffee and conversation.

They came together because of shared interests in tennis, experiences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when they were on faculty, or at the invitation of friends who were already part of the group.

But another connection goes straight to the heart, as each have benefited from the joint venture between Indiana Regional Medical Center and Independence Health System’s Butler Memorial Hospital.

The two hospitals said Robert Lloyd, Leonard Medvetz and Eugene Sobota are thriving today because of care from expertly trained cardiac specialists and advanced care providers who were close by when their lives depended on it.

Since 2016, interventional cardiologists from Butler have provided round-the-clock coverage for the cardiac catheterization laboratory at IRMC, helping patients win their battles against heart disease in emergency situations, performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures and providing diagnostic cardiac testing and interventional peripheral procedures.

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