Video: Heart Valve Disease: Am I a Candidate for Surgery?
The NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital merges the cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery expertise of Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine with the state-of-the-art research capability of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Since its inception, the Heart Center has consistently achieved excellent outcomes in terms of fewer complications, lower mortality rates and fewer readmissions after surgery than most hospitals, including those of other tertiary centers in the region (based on data from the Society of Thoracic Surgery National Database).
The cardiac care program at Suburban Hospital provides a range of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular services, including valve repair and replacement. Dr. Keith Horvath, chief of cardiothoracic surgery, has performed close to 3,500 valve surgeries.
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Heart Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary
The NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital combines advanced technology with highly personalized, patient-focused care – resulting in exceptional outcomes. To learn how we have made a difference in the lives of so many patients, please click here.
On the Other Side of the Lens: Photographer Turns Focus to His Heart
When John Keith, a professional photographer for 26 years photographed Dr. Keith Horvath performing cardiac surgery in 2009, he focused his lens on the process, the teamwork and the surgeon's hands, but not on the patient. "I didn't pay much attention," Keith admitted wryly. A few months ago, he wished he had. Read More.
Ask the Expert
Dr. Horvath, chief of cardiothoracic surgery for the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital, answers the most frequently asked questions about advances in treating valvular heart disease. Read more.
How to Find Us
Suburban Hospital is located inside the Capital Beltway, on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, MD.