Heart and Vascular Care at Jefferson
Rated a High-Performing Hospital in the Philadelphia region by U.S.News & World Report for Cardiology & Heart Surgery. Learn more
Recognized as a Top Hospital – Heart by Philadelphia magazine. Learn more
Your entire heart imaged in under 5 seconds. We are the first healthcare facility in the region to offer innovative CT scanning technology. Learn more
Cardiologists and surgeons at Jefferson have collective lifetime experience with over 1,200 heart transplants. Learn more
Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Independence Blue Cross. Learn more
Advanced certification in Ventricular Assist Device for Destination Therapy from the Joint Commission. Learn more
Designated as a Chest Pain Center from The Society of Chest Pain Centers. Learn more
We ask a lot of our hearts: The average human heart beats 100,000 times per day, pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood. No wonder, then, that when something goes wrong with your heart or blood vessels, it can profoundly affect your health and quality of life.
At Jefferson, you will receive nothing less than the best in heart and vascular care. Named a Top Hospital for Heart by Philadelphia magazine, the Jefferson Heart Institute was one of the first heart centers in the nation to implant stents to open blocked arteries. We are also designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Independence Blue Cross.
Jefferson physicians also work rigorously to help you change your behavior in order to prevent cardiac disease. We provide medical treatment so that you can better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes that may lead to heart disease.
Our noninvasive cardiovascular diagnostic testing laboratories utilize a wide variety of testing to help detect heart disease. These include transthoracic echocardiography (ultrasound), transesophageal echocardiography, 3-D cardiac echocardiography, stress tests, stress echocardiography testing, electrocardiography, dobutamine stress studies, cardiac CT and MRI, peripheral arteriography and stress-thallium studies.
At Jefferson, you can expect personalized, expert care, whether you have a common heart problem or a rare and complex cardiovascular disorder. Our renowned physicians provide the most advanced treatments for which we receive referrals and emergency transfers from other hospitals in the region. These treatments include percutaneous heart valve replacement, total mechanical heart, robotic heart valve replacement, ventricular assist devices (VADs), ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygen), ventricular remodeling, biventricular pacing, off-pump coronary bypass grafting, heart transplantation and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to stop life-threatening arrhythmias.