Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, led by Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, is celebrating its 15th anniversary! Please enjoy the video below commemorating the history of cardiovascular care and how Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute continues to revolutionize the treatment of heart valve disease.

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is led by Patrick M. McCarthy, MD. Dr. McCarthy is an internationally known cardiac surgeon who specializes in valve repairs and is an innovator of valve repair techniques. Dr. McCarthy is also the first physician on to receive 100 patient reviews!

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Surgical Outcomes Exceeding National Benchmarks

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital constantly evaluates 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.

We have achieved tremendous growth for the most complex to the most commonly performed cardiac surgeries - a reason why Northwestern Memorial Hospital is consistently recognized as one of the elite cardiovascular programs in the country.

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Our Patients Say

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 was the ... 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.

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.

Have A Question? Call Maggie at (866) 306-2401

Maggie Simons

Hi, my name is Maggie Simons and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

I am a nurse and I am here to assist with the coordination of care for patients who need heart valve therapy.

I have 29 years of cardiac nursing experience. I began my career at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1991 working in the cardiac surgery operating rooms. In 2006, with the establishment of Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, I became the clinical nurse manager of the cardiac surgery operating rooms. During... Read more.

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