Getting married in your 80's might seem crazy, but Norma and Tom had reason to celebrate. When her mitral valve became severely damaged, daily life was difficult. Until Penn offered Norma a minimally invasive procedure that changed everything.
Penn Medicine's Heart Valve Disease Program has grown dramatically in recent years and is now the largest in the region. Rapidly evolving improvements in the treatment of valve disease continue to drive that growth.
Patients with a wide variety of mitral, aortic, pulmonic and tricuspid valve diseases come to Penn. In fact, Penn Medicine is a leading referral center for the most challenging heart valve disease cases, such as those involving patients:
Penn's team of heart valve specialists emphasize:
Penn Medicine's program combines the skills of:
Cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons work as a team to carefully select the type of heart valve and procedure that is best for every patient. Whenever possible, valve repair is preferred to preserve the patient's own heart valve and avoid life-long anticoagulation (blood thinning) therapy.
With a full array of medical, interventional and surgical options, discover the latest treatments and procedures available at the Penn Heart Valve Disease Program.
Heart surgeons and cardiologists at Penn Medicine are leaders in the Philadelphia region for the treatment of heart valve disease.
With thousands of heart valve patients treated at Penn, these select few were asked to share their experience.
Penn Medicine leads the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in cardiac surgery volume. View the Heart Valve Disease Program's quality and outcomes data.
Congratulations to the 184 Penn physicians listed below who were included in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2016.
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