Penn Heart and Vascular

Quality and Outcomes at the Cardiovascular Surgery Program

Quality & Outcomes

Integrated Approach to Cardiovascular Surgery

Penn Heart & Vascular comprises more than 300 cardiologists and cardiac and endovascular surgeons at eight affiliated medical centers. They are united by similar clinical and research interests and an integrated approach to cardiovascular disease management. This approach results in methods and procedures that encourage vital collaborations within and between institutions and the community of referring physicians.

In 2009, Penn Medicine had more cardiovascular surgery discharges* than any other medical center in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

The Region's Top Hospitals 2009

Locations Cardiovascular Surgery Discharge
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1239
Lehigh Valley Hospital 913
Lancaster General Hospital 816
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center 670
Cooper Hospital - University Medical Center 602
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center 582
Lankenau Hospital 578
Deborah Heart and Lung Center 519
Saint Lukes Hospital 432
Saint Mary Medical Center 377
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 356
Abington Memorial Hospital 347
Aria Health 315
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center 313
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center  281
Doylestown Hospital 270
Pennsylvania Hospital 248
Temple University Hospital 235
Hahnemann University Hospital 228
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg 194
Crozer-Chester Medical Center 191
Saint Francis Medical Center 190

* Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) and New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), July 2008 – June 2009; includes all discharges from the UPHS-defined CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY service line MSDRG 215-221,228-238; excludes all children's, psych and rehab hospitals.

Cardiovascular Surgery Growth

Penn Medicine’s continued growth in cardiovascular surgery is driven by tertiary and quaternary referrals for complex surgical procedures.

Cardiovascular Procedure Breakdown FY 2010, N = 2757

Procedure Number Percentage
Isolated CABG 915 33.2%
Heart Transplant + VAD 103 3.7%
Other Cardiac 185 6.7%
Thoracic Aortic Procedures 401 14.5%
Valve Procedures 1153 41.8%
  • Isolated CABG [N=915]
  • Heart Transplant + VAD [N=103]
  • Other Cardiac * [N=185]
  • Valve Procedures [N=1153]

* Cardiac procedures without heart transplant/VAD and without aortic aneurysm.

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