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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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

  • #1 in the Chicago metro region
  • #1 in Illinois for the sixth straight year
  • #12 in the nation out of 720 cardiac programs
  • Highest ranked cardiac program in the region: Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranks #6 in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. The hospital is recognized in 14 of 16 clinical specialties and is #1 in Illinois and Chicago in the state and metro rankings, respectively.

In addition, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons has recognized Northwestern for our superior quality and outcomes with their highest rating of three stars for isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) and AVR + coronary artery bypass graph (CABG) procedures.

Surgical Outcomes Exceeding National Benchmarks

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