Jefferson Health Northeast


Heart Care

Heart Care

The Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Heart Center has a long-established and respected heart program offering a full suite of cardiac services and operates out of the latest facility. It provides services to Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia region. Accomplished specialists with top-level training lead the center, providing first-rate medical, interventional and surgical care for all types of cardiac conditions at the convenience of an accessible, patient-friendly, neighborhood medical center.

Offering cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac catheterization techniques, electrophysiology services, and ongoing, noninvasive, medical cardiology care, the center's staff of experienced clinicians works closely as a team. They bring the most effective techniques to bear in evaluating and caring for each patient's case. The staff has developed a rigorous and effective approach to responding quickly to patients who arrive at the center experiencing heart attacks. The approach seeks to intervene to minimize the severity and impact of these attacks.

Their successes, and the level of patient satisfaction that their center has earned, attest to the talent of their team and to the individualized, human touch that they bring to safeguarding the heart health of each and every patient.


The staff coordinates and delivers each patient's cardiac care, designing an individualized approach that meets his or her health needs. Our team pride itself on a model that gives continuity to the patient, with care delivered by team members who know the patient and provide for his or her needs throughout the course of inpatient or outpatient care.

The heart center team works closely with your primary doctor, and any referring specialists. An experienced staff of cardiac specialists will direct, deliver, and manage your care. The goal is to optimize each patient's quality of life and maximize his or her function, so that work, family and personal life are as active as they can be.

What Makes Our Heart Center Special?

The location,  facilities, and, most of all,  staff – that's what makes the Heart Center at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital a truly rare resource for patients. Having top-level technology, expertise and design in a community location gives the center an ability to deliver the highest-quality care close to home.

The Heart Center

The center's state-of-the-science clinical features include:

  • Three cardiac-catheterization laboratories with the latest options (including dual-plane imaging from each control room) for nonsurgical, diagnosis and interventional treatments of such conditions at coronary artery disease, valve conditions, and heart-wall defects
  • Two advanced electrophysiology laboratories for minimally invasive treatment of heart rhythm conditions
  • Two of the most modern operating rooms for heart surgery (including a 900-square-foot O.R. with the SKYTRON® SkyVision system, which permits two-way video conferencing of surgical procedures)
  • Seven coronary-care-unit beds for intensive, inpatient care of heart patients

The Staff

Our staff is made up of well-respected, established, thoroughly experienced and trained medical professionals who have dedicated their careers to delivering the best in heart care. These experts, some of whom have trained at the top centers in the world, have the latest skills, offer access to research efforts and make special techniques available to patients who need them.

Our patients gain care and quality-enriched service in a true teaching environment. Graduate medical education at the heart center means that interns from, and residents who have graduated from, top medical colleges add a depth to the staff and the care delivered. What's more, physicians who are completing their postgraduate training with a fellowship in cardiology significantly complement the staff. Our accomplished medical staffers provide the knowledge to educate and train physicians at our hospitals and others, including through their faculty medical-school and health-professions appointments.


The Care

This busy and growing program is not just a recourse for its community but for a broader region of patients seeking a top-level experience in patient care. Our Heart Center receives referral from well-known centers that do not have all of the components and infrastructure assembled for their programs.

At the Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Heart Center, the patient experience includes a very high level of continuity, as each patient receives care from committed staff that knows his or her case as an outpatient or inpatient or both. The strength of our ongoing follow-up with our heart patients contributes as well to our consistently high satisfaction levels.


Exceptional Cardiac Care Where You Are

The expertise and commitment to excellence in cardiac care at JTH’s Heart Center is mirrored at our Bucks and Frankford locations, including our emergency STEMI (ST- Segment Elevation Myocardial Infraction) Program at Jefferson Bucks Hospital, which provides a needed service to the lower Bucks County area, and the Regional Cardiology Associates at Frankford practice, which gives exceptional cardiac care to the underserved Frankford community.

We Make Choosing the Right Heart Care Easy

The Cardiology Department at Jefferson Bucks, Frankford, and Torresdale Hospitals received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award and was recognized as a Blue Distinction Center + in Cardiac Care by Independence Blue Cross. In addition, we recently named among America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ by Healthgrades and last year ranked among the best in the nation according to the annual U.S. News & World Report, with recognition as high performing in Congestive Heart Failure.