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HARRISBURG – July 19, 2023 The Cardiac Procedures Report released by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) examines the performance of Pennsylvania acute care hospitals for five types of cardiac procedures. Based on adult patients discharged from Pennsylvania’s acute care hospitals from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021, this report includes results for the following cardiac procedures: coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients who had a heart attack, PCI for patients who did not have a heart attack, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Statewide trends and statistics are also examined. In depth information can be found in the individual reports for each cardiac procedure. See for the full report.

“This report studies mortality, readmissions, and how long a patient stays in the hospital after surgery, for five common cardiac procedures,” said Barry Buckingham, PHC4’s Executive Director. “This report can help be a guide to patients with cardiac disease and their families” added Buckingham.

Total Number of Cases, Mortality, and Readmissions by Cardiac Procedures

Cardiac ProceduresTotal Number of CasesMortality7-Day Readmission30-Day Readmission90-Day Readmission
PCI for a Heart Attack24,1271.8%3.8%8.4%13.9%
PCI without a Heart Attack9,1891.0%4.7%12.4%22.4%

*Due to the limited number of cases, mortality rates are not available in the Hospital Results section of the report.

Cardiac Procedure Volume and Mortality 2020-2021

PHC4 is an independent state agency charged with collecting, analyzing and reporting information, that can be used to improve the quality and restrain the cost of health care in Pennsylvania.

Media Contact:
Heather Nairn
Deputy Executive Director, PHC4
724-747-8250 I [email protected]

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Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 232-6787
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