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Penn Medicine is leading health care beyond the limits of conventional medicine by offering patients more options to improve their lives every day. Our commitment to serving you and advancing medicine is why we can say to the world, "Your Life is Worth Penn Medicine."
Learn more about why patients choose the Heart Failure Program at Penn for the most advanced care available:
Experienced patients can rely on.
- Penn's Heart Failure Program is one of the most active in the United States and currently cares for more than 8,000 patients.
- Penn has received the Get With The Guidelines®— Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
- An exceptional team of clinicians from multiple disciplines successfully treat patients with co-existing conditions, including those commonly associated with heart failure like diabetes and hypertension.
Physicians with credentials that translate to the best in quality care.
- Penn's heart failure specialists are board certified in cardiovascular medicine and many are fellowship trained.
- Transplant team members provide consultation and training for other medical professionals around the world.
- They are regularly acknowledged for their talent by both peers and consumers and have been recognized by Best Doctors in America, Philadelphia magazine's "Top Docs" and America's Top Doctors.
- Penn's heart failure specialists are among a select group of physicians certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the new Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology specialty. Only 225 doctors are certified in this specialty worldwide.
Treatments Ranging from Early-Prevention Strategies to End-Stage Options
The bottom line objective for every patient in Penn's heart failure program is to improve both quality of life and longevity with an emphasis on:
- Early identification and control of risk factors.
- Advanced interventions for mid-stage heart failure.
- New hope for end-stage heart failure with the latest options in drug therapy, medical management, mechanical circulatory support (through the Mechanical-Assist Device Program), and for qualifying patients, transplantation (through the Heart Transplantation Program).
Treatment options include:
- Drug therapy
- Pacing devices
- Implantable defibrillators
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- Left ventricular reduction and cardiac remodeling
- Mechanical circulatory support devices such as heart jackets, ventricular-assist devices and total artificial hearts (through the Mechanical-Assist Device Program)
- Heart transplantation (through the heart transplantation program)
Need an appointment? Request one online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week or call 800-789-PENN (7366) to speak to a referral counselor.