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Advanced Therapies for Mitral and Aortic Valve Disease


Penn Heart and Vascular offers a variety of approaches not commonly available at other medical centers, and regularly treats patients that other centers have not been able to treat.

 

People with a wide range of aortic and mitral valve diseases come to Penn for the most advanced care available. In fact, Penn Heart & Vascular is a leading center for the most challenging heart valve disease cases.

 

Watch how Joe and Vida Burcher, married 65 years, both underwent Transcathether Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. Penn Medicine has performed more TAVRs than any other hospital in the Philadelphia area, which means Penn cardiologists and surgeons have more experience with the procedure.

Where Innovation Meets Exceptional Valve Disease Care

Experience is a key factor when considering where to get treatment for heart valve disease. Penn has one of the most experienced centers in the U.S. for the treatment of complex aortic and mitral valve disease. And experience translates to better outcomes.

 

Facing major heart surgery can be daunting, but patients can trust the team at Penn. A team that is internationally recognized in:


  • Pioneering new options for heart valve repair and replacement. Penn offers options where, for some patients, no other options were previously available.
  • Minimally invasive heart valve surgery: Offers the benefits, over open heart surgery, of less pain, blood loss, and risk of infection, in addition to faster recovery.
  • Hybrid procedures for valve replacement: Replaces two separate procedures with one combined surgical and catheter-based intervention. This team approach combines the best available tools of both specialties to minimize risk
  • New transcatheter (catheter-based) options to treat patients who are not been good candidates for surgery
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Speak with a specialist from the Penn Heart and Vascular team to find out what treatment options are right for you.

 

 

*According to the 2013 Castle Connolly Top Doctors rankings

Mitral Valve Disease Treatment at Penn — Experienced Surgeons and Excellent Outcomes


Penn physicians provide the complete range of treatment options for mitral valve disease, including minimally invasive, robotic, endovascular, transcatheter, and traditional surgeries. This allows the medical team to customize treatment for each patient's care, allowing for the best possible outcomes.

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Collaboration Translates to Exceptional Care

Patients with mitral valve stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation benefit from:

  • The most advanced and minimally invasive approaches to mitral valve repair.
  • Surgeons with the most experience in the region in catheter-based, minimally invasive, hybrid, robotic and conventional mitral valve repair procedures
  • New surgical procedures and devices, including the latest breakthroughs
  • Proven leadership in treating high-risk patients who have run out of other options
  • A dedicated team of experts, in addition to the surgical team, including diagnostic cardiac imaging and interventional cardiologists specializing in high-risk catheter-based treatments

 

Speak with a specialist from the Penn Heart and Vascular team to find out what treatment options are right for you.

Where Innovation Meets Advanced Care

 

Penn Heart and Vascular is an international leader in developing new, effective treatments for aortic disease including aortic valve replacement surgery, and the next generation of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR).

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Collaboration Translates to Exceptional Care

Aortic Valve Replacement surgery patients benefit from:

  • A high volume of procedures performed each year, leading to better outcomes for patients
  • Heart valve surgeons experienced in all the latest surgical techniques, including robotic, minimally invasive, endovascular and transcatheter options
  • An ongoing pursuit through research of innovative treatments and medical devices for aortic valve disease
  • A personalized approach to care
  • A dedicated team of experts, in addition to the surgical team, including diagnostic cardiac imaging and interventional cardiologists specializing in high-risk catheter-based treatments

 

Speak with a specialist from the Penn Heart and Vascular team to find out what treatment options are right for you.

 
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