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Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease

Aortic Valve Surgery awardAs the only heart valve specialty center in a Philadelphia area hospital, Jefferson Health – Abington’s Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease has a dedicated focus on the diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disorders.

Our experienced surgeons understand that life can be a struggle when a heart valve isn’t working right. They are highly experienced in restoring good heart function through the latest minimally invasive valve surgery methods.

Valve Symptoms and Conditions

Heart valve problems affect blood flow, causing fatigue, shortness of breath during exertion, chest pains, weakness and other symptoms.

We help patients with all types of valve disease, including leaky valves, narrow or stiff valves (aortic stenosis), floppy valves, congenital valve problems and valves damaged by heart attack.

John Ortiz


View how minimally invasive valve replacement quickly restored a business owner to active living.

Read John's Story

Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac CareThe high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Jefferson Abington Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.

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