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Cardiac Surgery

Restoring the Compromised Heart

Cardiac Surgery
Paul Corso, MD, Chairman, Cardiac Surgery, MHVI

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute's (MHVI) cardiac surgery program offers some of the nation’s best outcomes and has one of the highest volume centers in the area, earning the highest rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for 10 straight years.

With a focus on innovation, MHVI has a long history of creating and testing new technologies, techniques and approaches, placing it at the leading edge of the most advanced, effective and efficient care. As one of the first five clinical trial sites in the nation to evaluate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), it is an international leader in the continuing development of catheter-based strategies for valvular disease.

Beating-heart surgery, developed and perfected here 20 years ago, is now used in nearly half of all coronary artery bypass graft and other cardiothoracic procedures at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, resulting in fewer complications and faster recovery.

“ As patients get sicker and need more advanced care, MHVI is their best chance to survive and thrive. No other cardiovascular program in the region comes close to offering what we do.” - Paul Corso, MD

Highlights of the Cardiac Surgery Program:

Cardiac Surgery
Michael Fiocco, MD, Chief, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

  • 2,300 cardiac surgeries each year, from open procedures to grafts to combination therapies
  • Nearly 50 percent of CABGs performed off-pump systemwide
  • 100+ complex mitral valve surgical repairs annually
  • Dedicated, multidisciplinary ECMO team
  • 3-star recognition from Society of Thoracic Surgeons for CABG

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