Penn Heart and Vascular

Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Penn Heart and Vascular at Pennsylvania Hospital offers patients every preventive, diagnostic and treatment option necessary to maintain a healthy heart. Patients benefit from state-of-the-art treatment from a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, anesthesiologists and specially trained nurses. These clinicians are leaders in caring for patients with cardiovascular diseases, ranging from heart valve and vascular disease to heart failure and arrhythmias.

Care Providers at this location

Continuity of care patients can rely on

Pennsylvania Hospital offers patients continuity of care that is not always found elsewhere. Penn cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons pride themselves on providing patients with longitudinal care — from their first appointment to their last. Patients are seen by the same physician to ensure effective communication, mutual understanding and a solid foundation for personal support. Each patient's primary physician performs both their studies and follow-up visits, allowing patients to form a long-term relationship with a single provider.

Expertise in minimally invasive cardiac surgery

Under the leadership of Robert Farivar, MD, PhD, surgeons at Pennsylvania Hospital offer a variety of minimally invasive cardiac surgery options. Minimally invasive services at Pennsylvania Hospital include:

  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Hybrid cardiac surgery

Alternative medical and surgical options for all patients

Pennsylvania Hospital is home to the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, one of the only programs on the East Coast offering expert medical and surgical care without the use of allogenic blood. Bloodless surgery is not just for patients whose religious convictions prohibit them from receiving blood transfusions, but is available to any patient. This option offers benefits such as improved outcomes, lower risks and shorter hospital stays for a number of cardiac surgeries.

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