Philadelphia, PA 19104
U.S. News and World Report's "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in the nation ranks Penn Heart and Vascular at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as best in the Philadelphia region for heart care and heart surgery, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania among the top hospitals in the nation. As the nation's first medical school and first university teaching school, these rankings represent the hospital's commitment to advancing the science of cardiovascular medicine through research and offering more options to diagnose and treat heart disease than anywhere else in the region.
Where you turn first matters most
Penn Heart and Vascular's cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons treat every heart condition, from the most common to the most complex. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania brings together physicians and surgeons from every subspecialty of cardiovascular medicine and surgery, and patients benefit from personalized and integrated care plans developed by providers from various clinical specialties.
The only option is every option
As one of the nation's top academic medical centers, the physicians at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are committed to research and clinical practice that leads to improved medical therapies, surgical treatments and assist devices for heart and vascular disease. Many of the latest treatments are developed by Penn clinical researchers, giving patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have the opportunity to participate in various clinical trials to investigate new medicines and therapies to treat heart and vascular disease. This gives patients access to new and improved treatments before they are available anywhere else in the region.
Best in the region and nationally ranked for adult heart transplantation
Penn Medicine performs more adult heart transplants per year than all other Philadelphia area hospitals combined, making it one of the top ten heart transplantation programs in the nation. In addition, Penn offers the most advanced mechanical-assist device options for patients with end-stage heart failure and patients awaiting heart transplantation.
Performing the most valve procedures with the best patient outcomes in Pennsylvania
Penn's Heart Valve Center provides patients with access to interdisciplinary care and customized treatment plans that are necessary to manage valve disease — all in one place. Heart valve patients at Penn are followed throughout their lifetime, which is proven for better outcomes and long term survival. Penn physicians are at the forefront of new technologies and techniques, emphasizing minimally invasive surgery, valve repair over valve replacement when possible, and new options to treat high-risk patients who previously were not good candidates for surgery.
Nationally recognized for the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has one of top three largest and most experienced hospital-based cardiac arrhythmia programs in the country for complex heart rhythm disorders. Penn continues to make major contributions to the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders by offering expertise and technology designed to enhance and improve the accuracy, safety and effectiveness of device implantation and catheter ablation therapy for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach).
Region's first comprehensive program for severe aortic disease
Penn's Complex Aortic Disease Program was the first in the region fully dedicated to the timely recognition, treatment and long-term management of patients with severe aortic disease. Our dedicated team of physicians perform hundreds of aortic surgeries each year and more thoracic aortic procedures than any other hospital in the Philadelphia region. Our multidisciplinary structure and comprehensive staffing and facilities have made us a center of first resort for patients and physicians seeking the foremost in care for acute thoracic aortic events and conditions.
PennSTAR Emergency Air Transport
From heart attack to aortic dissection, immediate diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. PennSTAR, Penn Medicine's 24-hour emergency air medical transport service, offers access to highly specialized care from any hospital within 150 miles of Philadelphia.
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