The landscape of cardiovascular medicine is continuously shifting – and for the better. Improved detection and prevention methods and expanded use of minimally invasive and catheter-based therapies are leading us toward an exciting future of extremely-personalized cardiac care.
Ongoing developments in these areas are already making it possible for cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to immediately optimize our patients’ treatment plan, cardiac rehabilitation, and recovery options while simultaneously improving their quality of life and long-term heart health.
Innovative Approaches to Treatment
Lankenau Heart Institute offers patients access to state-of-the-art treatment options. Many of which have developed from innovations in surgical approaches, medical devices and medications that are first evaluated during a clinical trial. When our physicians see a patient, we not only evaluate them for the available established therapies, but we also consider what innovative options might be available through a clinical trial. We offer new options to patients that may not be available at other institutions in the region—and all studies are both FDA and Institutionally reviewed and approved. Trials can offer an alternative to traditional treatments and, in most cases, the use of a minimally invasive approach.
One example could be a patient who has a specific heart valve problem that is classically treated with surgery. We might be able to offer that patient the benefit of being in a clinical trial focusing on a nonsurgical approach to repair or replace the damaged heart valve. This minimally invasive approach allows patients to get back to their daily activities quicker, with less recovery time than open-heart surgery would require.
Unparalleled Cardiovascular Care
As one of the top-performing cardiovascular medicine and surgery programs in the country, Lankenau Heart Institute treats patients with heart disease at every stage—sometimes before they develop it. Our team of experienced cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and subspecialists provide seamless, collaborative care including diagnostic, medical, interventional, surgical and rehabilitative treatments.
Our team of specialists provide innovative, comprehensive, and highly-personalized treatments for a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions, including:
- Complex aortic disease
- Cardiac arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorders)
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart failure
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Structural and valvular heart disease
- Women’s heart health
- Cardio-genetic disorders
- Cardio-obstetric disorders
- Cardio-oncologic disorders
These advancements allow our cardiac care teams to couple their individualized treatment approaches with progressive preventative medicine, helping our patients lead healthier lives now, and in the future. We are committed to restoring each patient to their highest level of heart health. Visit the Main Line Health website to find a cardiovascular physician or to learn more about our suite of heart and vascular care offerings.