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Advanced Heart Failure

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation

The Temple advanced heart failure specialists at Ft. Washington specialize in the medical and surgical management of patients with heart failure. We treat patients in every stage of heart failure, from those who are just beginning to lose heart function to those in end-stage heart failure who may require transplantation.

Part of the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute, our physicians treat more heart failure patients than any other hospital system in Philadelphia, having performed over 1,000 heart transplants since 1984. Today, our highly skilled physicians, surgeons, cardiac nurses and therapists are among the most experienced heart failure specialists in the country.

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscles can no longer pump enough blood into the body. This can lead to a range of symptoms, such as poor circulation, foot and ankle swelling, shortness of breath, fatigue and an irregular heartbeat. Common causes of heart failure include:

We treat many cases of heart failure with medications and cardiac rehabilitation. Being part of the nationally renowned Temple Heart & Vascular Institute, we offer state-of-the-art diagnostics, clinical trials of novel drugs, advanced rehabilitation procedures and home infusion protocols. If you require more aggressive treatment, we offer minimally invasive and robotic surgery, device implantation and heart transplantation. Surgeries are performed at Temple University Hospital.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple heart failure specialist at Ft. Washington, click here or call 215-540-0120.