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Heartbeat Milestones

 

 

 

Heartbeat Milestones

  The region's number-one heart & vascular center:

  • St. Mary was the first to bring open-heart surgery to Bucks County and performs among the greatest number of open-heart surgeries in the region.
  • Nearly 400 open-heart procedures are done annually, with upwards of 80 percent of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures done off pump - without the use of the heart-lung machine.
  • St. Mary opened the first cardiology catheterization lab and the first electrophysiology lab in Bucks County.
  • To date, nearly 35,000 procedures (nearly 4,000 procedures annually) have been performed in the cath labs, making the St. Mary cardiovascular team one of the region's most experienced.
  • More than 1500 procedures are performed annually in the electrophysiology labs.
  • A regional leader in advanced cardiovascular procedures.
  • Most comprehensive team of expert cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons
  • First 64-slice CT for quick emergency rule-outs
  • Among the most successful nationwide in performing emergency angioplasty.