Doylestown Health’s Richard A. Reif Heart Institute is a nationally-recognized cardiac program with capabilities ranging from patient education and preventive heart health programs to technically-advanced minimally-invasive valve replacements and delicate open-heart surgeries to a robust cardiac rehabilitation program.
The Woodall Chest Pain Center, an extension of the Heart Institute, works with local ambulance services to ensure rapid treatment for heart attack even before a patient arrives in the Emergency Department.
The Heart Institute is a regional leader in electrophysiology procedures offering a wide array of treatment options for the management of atrial fibrillation, and is one of only a few centers in the region providing the Convergent Procedure, an advanced care option for hard-to-treat arrhythmias.
Recent Innovations in Heart Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is an advanced care option for patients needing a new aortic valve who cannot undergo traditional valve-replacement surgery. TAVR is performed by the Heart Institute’s multidisciplinary team of cardiac specialists that includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists and radiologists.
Doylestown Hospital was the first in the state to use the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) — which is 80% smaller than other ICMs. This wireless monitor provides long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor irregular heartbeats.
Surpassing The National Average
56 minutes Door-to-Balloon Angioplasty at Doylestown Hospital*
National Goal = less than 90 minutes
* NCDR CathPCI Registry 2015
Note: Doylestown Hospital has partnerships with community ambulance services to transmit EKGs before a patient arrives at our hospital, improving door-to-balloon time.
Experienced Cardiac Specialists
The Heart Institute cardiac specialists perform a significant volume of cardiac procedures.
Key areas include:
|Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Volume data FY 2015