5,000 Cardiac Catheterizations

Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center's Cardiac Department is proud to announce that it has now performed over 5,000 cardiac catheterizations since the laboratory opened in 2003. The majority of these were performed in the past 6 - 7 years and the increase in volume is mainly due to patient and physician confidence with the program and what it offers our community.

John Wilson, MD, Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory reminds us that "Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and strokes, remains the number one killer in the United States. Heart disease kills more people each year than all forms of cancer combined. This is an impressive milestone and means that we have touched the hearts and lives of our patients over 5,000 times, often in critical situations. Our excellent team has made this possible and have been honored with several national achievement awards for quality and safety."

MMC is proud to offer our area residents a complete line of state-of-the-art cardiology services. The Cardiac Care Center offers extensive non-invasive inpatient and outpatient services along with the Catherterization services. Board-certified cardiologists work closely with internists, family physicians, specialists and emergency physicians, to diagnose and treat patients and to develop a treatment plan specific to each individual's needs. Specially trained cardiac nurses and cardiovascular technicians instill patient confidence with their technical expertise and caring attitude. At the onset of any heart symptom immediate action is crucial. Seek treatment and realize that these services are available right here in our community.