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MEDIA ALERT: Main Line Health hosts first Philadelphia Cardiovascular Summit on November 17–18

November 17, 2017 News Releases

WHEN: Friday, November 17 (7:00 am–5:15 pm) and Saturday, November 16 (7:00 am–4:00 pm)

WHAT: Main Line Health's Lankenau Heart Institute is hosting the first Philadelphia Cardiovascular Summit, welcoming experts in cardiovascular surgery from the tri-state region and beyond to present on industry-leading topics, including cardioversion in the modern era, cardiovascular outcomes, mitral valve regurgitation and repair, detecting silent thoracic aneurysm disease, thoracic and thoacoabdominal aortic aneurysm interventions, contemporary treatment of complex, multi-vessel coronary artery disease, and more.

WHY: The Philadelphia Cardiovascular Summit will deliver a comprehensive, multifaceted program that brings together a diverse group of health care professionals to address current guidelines for and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The program will feature high-level, interactive, robust content with educational lectures delivered by the region’s most esteemed leaders in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.

WHO: Led by Konstadinos Plestis, MD, system chief of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, Main Line Health; and William Gray, MD, system chief of cardiovascular disease, Main Line Health, the Philadelphia Cardiovascular Summit will bring together leaders in the field of cardiovascular care. Click here for the summit's agenda and a list of faculty presenting.

WHERE: Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

About Lankenau Heart Institute

The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service, and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the system-wide coordination of services, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Lankenau Heart Institute continues to be a pioneer in the use of beating-heart techniques and robotic-assisted procedures for coronary artery revascularization, minimally invasive and transcatheter approaches for valve repair and replacement, and complex aortic surgeries. With our growing experience and focus on minimally invasive techniques, Lankenau Heart Institute has expanded participation in clinical trials year over year. Our physicians are frequently invited to participate in clinical/medical device trials, many of these designed to facilitate minimally invasive procedures/approaches.

With a collaborative team of expert consultative cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and specially trained nurses and technologists, the Lankenau Heart Institute is dedicated to managing and treating patients with heart failure, aortic disease, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, heart rhythm disorders and valve disease. Our team of cardiologists and cardiac specialists provide patients and their families with expert cardiac care, close to home.