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Cardiac Surgery

World-Class Cardiovascular Care, Close to Home - St Francis is Mercer County’s Only Comprehensive Cardiac Program

The cardiologists and heart surgeons at The Heart Hospital work together in the area’s only comprehensive cardiac program to help prevent and fight heart disease. These physicians provide quality services, care and expertise in a cardiac program equipped with the most advanced procedures unmatched by any other hospital in the area.

Our top-rated cardiologists and outstanding cardiac surgical team combine their compassion and skills at The Heart Hospital at St. Francis—the only state-recognized Regional Cardiac Center in Mercer County. The program offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

Over the past several years, we have invested nearly $10 million on facility and capital equipment improvements to support the growth of the cardiac surgery program. From the creation of a second cardiac catheterization laboratory to meet the demand for increased diagnostic procedures to the new cardiothoracic care unit (CTCU) for post-surgical recovery, The Heart Hospital offers an impressive, comprehensive range of cardiac treatment services.

Timely Comprehensive Care Saves Lives - Emergency Angioplasty

St. Francis is the only hospital in Mercer County with surgical back-up capabilities on site, where patients can receive angioplasty, the recommended best treatment for heart attack, when minutes can make the difference in survival. If a major heart artery is blocked, angioplasty reduces the risk of death and recurrent heart attacks. It has a better success rate than clot-busting drugs, and, best of all, angioplasty saves heart muscle.

Our cardiologists provide leading-edge treatments and sophisticated diagnosis of heart and coronary artery disease in our catheterization laboratories, where they can immediately evaluate whether patients will benefit from intervention, such as angioplasty.

For more information about The Heart Hospital, call 888-655-SFMC.

Our Team

The cardiothoracic surgeons, led by Fredric Seinfeld, MD, FACS, Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, are highly-trained experts in all areas of adult cardiac surgery including:

  • coronary artery bypass surgery
  • repair or replacement of diseased cardiac valves
  • repair of aneurysms of the heart and aorta
  • removal of cardiac tumors
  • repair of congenital abnormalities in adult patients
  • surgery for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias including implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators

They use specialized techniques of coronary artery bypass surgery for those patients whose coronary artery disease requires surgical treatment, aortic stent grafting, and minimally-invasive procedures for lung and valve surgeries.  

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