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Heart Failure & Transplantation at Penn Medicine

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.

“I trusted that the care they would give me would be the best chance at saving my life.”

- Derek Fitzgerald | Heart Transplant

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Inspirational Patients, Amazing Results

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.

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Expertise in All Stages of Heart Failure:

Treatment to Meet Each Patient's Unique Needs

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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.

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If you have questions about heart failure, we have the answers.

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The Latest in Cardiac Support Devices

With access to the latest and most sophisticated cardiac support devices including ventricular assist devices (VADs), patients at Penn have options not available at other area hospitals, including devices currently under clinical research. Penn Heart and Vascular participates in the development of these next generation devices that are focused on simplicity, size, silent operation and comparative portability.

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Heart Transplants Performed at Regional Hospitals 2014

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

*Data from OPTN/HRSA: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Health Resources and Services Administration. Available at http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov.

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No matter where you live or what heart condition you have, the top-ranked heart care you need is always nearby. Fill out the form to schedule an appointment with a Penn doctor in the city, or close to home.

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