Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern’s Center for Heart Valve Disease at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is led by Patrick M. McCarthy, MD and Robert O. Bonow, MD.  Dr. McCarthy is an internationally known cardiac surgeon who specializes in valve repairs and is an innovator of valve repair techniques. Dr. Bonow is a cardiologist who specializes in medical treatment for valve disease and a past chair of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease.

Patients that come to the Center for Heart Valve Disease benefit from highly skilled physicians and sophisticated clinical programs that are designed to address specific valvular diagnoses and associated atrial fibrillation, including:

In 2013-14, U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern's Cardiology and Heart Surgery program

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Surgical Outcomes Exceeding National Benchmarks

At Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we evaluate our clinical outcomes so that we can fully understand how our treatments and procedures benefit our patients. We offer the latest advances in cardiovascular care, including innovative treatment, promising research and multidisciplinary support.

It is a priority among the cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at the Center for Heart Valve Disease to repair rather than replace heart valves whenever possible to preserve a patient’s own heart valve so that blood thinning (anticoagulation) medications are not required.

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Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has assembled a special team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best surgical results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

Many thanks to Northwestern Memorial Hospital! My surgery was not bad -- but even for my family -- it was over much sooner than they had anticipated!

Dr. McCarthy, aka the best surgeon ever, was able ... Read more.

We instantly liked Dr. McCarthy when we met him at Northwestern. He was very interested in me and answered all of my wife's questions -- especially about what valve he would use (bovine) and the fact that ... Read more.

When I think of "MY" open heart surgery experience, I don't feel anything was taken from me.

I feel like a gift was given to me. I've always been bold and positive so it wasn't that...it was the ... Read more.

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Jane Kruse, RN

Hi, my name is Jane Kruse, RN and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

I assist in the coordination of care for patients who need heart valve therapy.

I have over 30 years of cardiac nursing experience. I began my career at Northwestern in 1990 working in cardiac electrophysiology. In 2004, I joined the cardiac surgery team at Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and have worked in the operating room, outpatient clinic, and also assist with outcomes databases and ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

To help you learn more about Northwestern Memorial Hospital, here are references for you:

Hospital Info

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
675 North St. Clair St., Chicago, Illinois 60611
(866) 306-2401

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Have A Question? Call Us at (888) 725-4311

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2117 Huntington Lane, Unit A
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone: (888) 725-4311