Program Overview (CD)

Dr. Prystowsky, Cardiovascular Disease Program Director

Dr. Prystowsky
Cardiovascular Disease Program Director

  • Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
  • Editor for Hurst textbook of Cardiology
  • Editor-in-Chief Medscape.com website for Arrhythmias
  • Past Chairman of ABIM test writing committee for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • General Cardiology – Program Director attends Monday and Wednesday morning conferences, along with journal club and research, to review their projects.
  • General Cardiology residents spend time in the EP lab with Dr. Prystowsky during their EP rotations
  • Daily systems based practice exposure
  • Strong outpatient component with access to billing, coding and compliance, referring physicians and other services, consult appropriateness, computerized EMR, cost benefit medicine
  • Introduction to the business of medicine with one of the nations’ largest non-univsersity cardiology practice in the United States, rivaling the cardiology components of Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic in size, scope and expertise.



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St. Vincent Medical Group is the exclusive cardiovascular provider to the two campuses of St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana located at 86th Street and 106th Street. According to HealthGrades in 2012 St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has been ranked:

  • #1 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services
  • #1 in Indiana for Overall Cardiology Services
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Cardiac Services
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure (8 years in a row)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack (5 years in a row)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Cardiology Services (4 years in a row)
  • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Nationally for Overall Cardiac Services (2 years in a row)
  • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Nationally for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2 years in a row)