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Penn Medicine provides lifesaving mechanical circulatory support for people with advanced heart failure. The Mechanical Circulatory Support Program offers the most innovative heart support options available today. When you choose Penn for mechanical circulatory support (MCS), you’ll find:
Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) includes devices that help your heart function better. MCS has been shown to improve survival and quality of life, and, in certain patients, enhance recovery of the function of the heart. The MCS devices and therapies we offer at Penn include:
Depending on your needs, our mechanical circulatory support specialists deliver:
At Penn, we use mechanical circulatory support as:
Extracorporeal membrane oxygen (ECMO) therapy is a lifesaving option for people with complex heart or lung conditions. Experts at Penn Medicine perform more ECMO services than any other center in the region, including mobile ECMO to rescue patients who are too sick to travel.
Our team offers every available ventricular assist device (VAD). At Penn Medicine we match the right device to your unique needs. We use VADs to help people waiting for heart transplant, needing lifelong support or needing short-term support to recover from surgery or heart injury.
Meet the Ventricular Assist Device Program Team at Penn Heart and Vascular.