Cardiovascular disease is the leading health risk for Americans today. Over 60 percent of Americans can expect to experience some form of heart disease in their lifetime. Common heart problems, if untreated, contribute significantly to the development of cardiovascular disease. Conditions include:
- hypertension, or high blood pressure
- high cholesterol, particularly low-density
- chest pain, also known as angina
- shortness of breath
- pain, numbness or persistent weakness in legs and arms
EINSTEIN'S APPROACH TO CARDIOVASCULAR CARE
As one of the first heart programs in Philadelphia to offer ground-breaking, life-saving procedures such as balloon angioplasty and minimally invasive surgery, Einstein today is one the busiest heart and vascular institute's in the Philadelphia area. Our team specializes in 8 areas of cardiac expertise providing highly specialized care. With cardiology treatment in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Einstein provides:
- access to the state-of-the-art facilities
- cutting edge technologies, including advanced diagnostics
- an integrated staff of physicians, nurses, and medical professionals who work together for the most effective treatment and best outcome
- a compassionate approach to your care, including coordinating with your referring physician to complement an existing program of care.
TOP FACILITIES, STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY
Our state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and 3-D imaging, offer precise evaluation throughout the course of your care. Some of other our advanced technology programs include:
- advanced diagnostics revolutionizing treatment in arterial & vascular disease cardiac catheterization
- breakthrough catheterization and surgeries, including complex arrhythmias
- Vascular Assist Devices, or VADs, for the treatment of heart failure
- Enhanced External Counterpulsation, or EECP, as a alternative technique to surgery or medication
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia was selected as one of 11 U.S. hospitals to participate in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Patient Navigator Program to support patients with heart failure or unstable angina and patients who have had a heart attack.
The ACC Patient Navigator Program is an initiative of the American College of Cardiology with support from founding sponsor AstraZeneca. The goal of the program is to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions by providing personalized support to patients diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome, heart attack, and heart failure. For more information about the program, visit www.cardiosource.org/patientnavigator.