The Best Congestive Heart Failure Treatments

As a national leader in heart failure and transplantation, Penn Medicine's specialized heart failure cardiologists and surgeons offer medical treatments not available at other centers.

Choosing Penn for your transplant gives you the best chance for the best results. Our patients have gone on to do amazing things after heart transplantation. Take Derek Fitzgerald, for example. Derek is a Penn transplant recipient and has now completed two IRONMAN® triathlons.

Expertise in All Stages of Heart Failure:
Treatment to Meet Each Patient's Unique Needs

At Penn Heart and Vascular, you benefit from:

  • Experience: As the largest heart failure program in the Philadelphia region, Penn offers a full spectrum of medical, interventional, and surgical treatment options – many of which are not available at other regional hospitals
  • Care Coordination: A dedicated heart failure team to help you and your family manage your care and heart failure symptoms
  • Conveniences close to home: Penn heart failure cardiologists partner with your primary cardiologists at home, so you get expert care, conveniently
  • Information and Access: 24/7 secure online access to most of your lab results, medications and health summaries. Communicate with your Penn physicians, request prescription renewals, and request physician referrals and pre-certifications
  • More Options: The region's largest offering of clinical trials for new heart failure medications and therapies

Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Options:
Mechanical Assist Devices and Transplant

When heart failure progresses to an advanced stage, conventional therapies and symptom management strategies may no longer work. Penn Medicine offers more heart failure treatment options for patients with advanced and end-stage heart failure than any other hospital in the region.


The Latest in Cardiac Support Devices

The Latest in Cardiac Support Devices

Access to the latest and most sophisticated cardiac support devices including ventricular assist devices (VADs).

Heart Transplants Performed at Regional Hospitals 2012*

Heart Transplants Performed at Regional Hospitals 2012

Penn performs more heart transplants than any other hospital in the region with survival rates that exceed the national averages.

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