Red lights illuminate Center for Heart & Vascular Health during Heart Month

Red lights illuminate Center for Heart & Vascular Health during Heart Month

Christiana Care’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health is dressed in red during the month of February to commemorate American Heart Month.

The dramatic red lights illuminate the only center in the region to integrate cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, vascular interventional cardiology, cardiology and interventional nephrology and other heart and vascular health services under one roof. Christiana Care’s prestigious cardiovascular program has earned a national reputation with recognition that includes:

  • Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American college of Cardiology Foundation’s Action Registry – GWTG for carrying out a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.
  • Gold Plus awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for exceptional care of patients with heart failure and stroke, as well as the organization’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
  • A three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the highest possible score, for Christiana Care’s heart surgery program.

Last year Christiana Care performed 598 open-heart cases and 4,514 cardiac catheterization cases.

Do you know your numbers? Christiana Care’s online heart risk assessment can help you to take stock of your own heart and vascular health.

Join us for a free lecture for American Heart Month — “Making the Connection — Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention” — Feb. 20 at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center.