What you need to know about heart surgery centers in Pennsylvania
More than 20 heart surgery facilities have closed in Pennsylvania in the past year, and according to a new survey, the number of providers in the state is at an all-time high.
Heart surgery centers are one of the fastest-growing areas of healthcare in the country, with new centers opening and expanding in Pennsylvania every day, according to the American Heart Association.
In fact, in 2016, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) published a report on the state of the American healthcare system that ranked Pennsylvania the most-dangerous state in the nation for heart surgery.
The American Heart Assn.
released the report last year after a survey of nearly 3,000 surgeons found that fewer than 2% of them were actively recruiting patients, a situation that has continued to grow in recent years.
Heart surgeries are typically done in the emergency room and are usually performed for minor conditions like heartburn or aneurysms.
In addition to major surgeries, heart surgery is also used for minor surgery like a small procedure to repair a tear or for a minor tumor.
Heart Surgery Center of Pennsylvania has closed more than 20 of its facilities in the last five years, according the AHA.
That’s compared to a total of six heart surgery surgeries in the five years prior to the AHR’s report.
In fact, the AHTP has found that more than 60% of the heart surgeries in Pennsylvania were not performed at heart surgery hospitals.
The AHTPA says the problem is primarily a lack of funding.
The majority of Pennsylvania’s heart surgery programs are funded through grants, the organization says.
In a statement, AHTPP President Robert P. Leibowitz said, “We are committed to supporting and investing in the development of the best-trained and best-equipped medical professionals in the world.
The recent closure of more than 40 surgical centers is a testament to that commitment.
We have a long way to go to make Pennsylvania the best state in which to perform heart surgery, but we are on track to be the best in the business.”
Heart surgery is a major specialty, so it’s not surprising that many of the centers that have closed are in rural areas.
The lack of medical education, lack of equipment, and lack of training in how to perform the procedures are also factors.
The AHT has created a website that provides a list of resources and job openings for surgeons.
You can learn more about heart surgeries, including the type of heart surgery that is best for you and how to find the best hospital in the area.