Guthrie and Temple University Hospital have announced an affiliation for advanced heart failure services and heart transplants that will provide patients living in the Twin Tiers streamlined access to Temple’s advanced heart failure specialists. This affiliation offers greater coordination and management of patients with advanced heart failure, particularly those in need of mechanical circulatory support or transplantation.
Cardiovascular care at Guthrie has a long and distinguished legacy as a leader of innovation. This history goes back more than 50 years, with pioneering open-heart surgery in 1967 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Guthrie led the first Structural Heart Program for the treatment of heart and valve defects in our region and was the first to offer patients the benefits of a hybrid operating room for heart and vascular procedures.
The Temple Heart Transplant Program is the fastest “list-to-transplant” site in the U.S., with the best 1-year survival in the region, and its advanced heart failure specialists and cardiovascular surgeons can offer the most advanced mechanical circulatory support solutions available.