Penn Heart and Vascular

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Honor Roll Award: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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U.S. News and World Report ranks Penn Heart and Vascular at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center as best in the Philadelphia region for heart care and heart surgery.

Care Providers at this location

Penn Heart and Vascular at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center sets the standard for quality patient care, successful results and patient satisfaction. With a uniquely collaborative staff of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, and specially trained nurses and technologists, Penn Presbyterian's cardiac care teams work together to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of cardiac conditions — from heart valve and vascular disease to advanced heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.

Leaders in Cardiovascular Care

Penn Presbyterian's cardiovascular surgeons are national and regional leaders in their field. Each cardiac clinical care team includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other clinical surgical specialists from pre-surgery evaluations to post-operative care. Using the most advanced medical and surgical techniques, teams perform minimally invasive procedures such as endovascular stent graft repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms, mitral valve repair and replacement, and coronary artery bypass surgery — all designed to yield optimal results including decreased pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker return to full recovery.

When minutes matter, count on Penn Heart Rescue®

The Penn Heart Rescue Program is one of the region's most comprehensive and advanced resources for cardiac care. Designed to save patients' lives, Penn Heart Rescue provides critical heart care in a manner that is fast and easily accessible when time is of the essence. Penn Heart Rescue brings together multidisciplinary teams of some of the nation's leading specialists who routinely use the most advanced technologies in cardiac care. As a result, the Penn Heart Rescue program has become a regional referral center, particularly for the treatment of acute cardiac emergencies. Penn Presbyterian's expert team is on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in state-of-the-art catheterization laboratories and surgical suites.

Convenient access in suburban Philadelphia and southern New Jersey

For patients in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, Penn Presbyterian offers a network of suburban practices staffed by the expert cardiologists of Penn Presbyterian. These locations provide patients with diagnostic and treatment services by experienced physicians conveniently located close to home, including rapid transportation for those in need of acute cardiac care.

Nationally recognized for quality

Blue Distinction

Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care demonstrate their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center meets evidence-based clinical criteria, developed in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations, including the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and is subject to periodic re-evaluation as criteria continue to evolve.* Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care provide a full range of cardiac care services, including inpatient cardiac care, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery.

* These organizations have provided information and input, but do not formally endorse the Blue Distinction Centers program.

Thomson Reuters 100 Top HospitalsIn 2009, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was the only hospital in Philadelphia to be selected as one of the nation's “100 Top Hospitals” for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters, a leading news and information company. Each year, this award for cardiovascular services objectively measures performance on key criteria at the nation's top-performing acute care hospitals. This is the sixth year that Penn Presbyterian has been recognized with this honor.

PennSTAR Air Transport

From heart attack to aortic dissection, immediate diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. PennSTAR, Penn Medicine's 24-hour emergency air medical transport service, offers access to highly specialized care from any hospital within 150 miles of Philadelphia.

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