What Makes Our Center Special?

Heart-to-heart care in the most advanced surroundings.

Its location, its facilities and, most of all, its staff – that's what makes Aria's Heart Center at Torresdale 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 center

Our cardiac services enjoy the use of a new heart center, located on the 2nd Floor of the Pavilion Building at Aria's Torresdale campus.  This important improvement brings Aria patients 30,000 square feet of the most up-to-date, attractive, and user-friendly accommodations available anywhere.

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.

At Aria, 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 Aria and at other hospitals, 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.  The Aria Health Heart Center receives referral from well-
known centers that do not have all of the
components and infrastructure assembled
for their programs in the way that our heart center does.

And our staff members combine their technical know-how for the most sophisticated treatments but deliver their services always with an emphasis, first and foremost, on the fundamentals of good patient care.  The patient experience is a priority.  At the Aria Health Heart Center, this 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.  Finally, the strength of our ongoing follow-up with our heart patients contributes as well to our consistently high satisfaction levels.

The center opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 30, 2007.