Less-invasive treatments offered by the region’s heart and valve experts
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
Our Structural Heart and Valvular Disease Program brings together experts from many specialties who have vast experience caring for complex conditions. We offer a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Many of our treatments are less invasive than traditional open-heart surgery, which means more patients are good candidates.
What structural heart and valve disease treatments are available?
Some of the many treatments we offer include:
- Aortic valve repair and replacement, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We’ve been involved with every major clinical trial of TAVR since the first one in 2007.
- Repaid and replacement of the mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valves.
- Closure of patent foramen ovales (PFOs) and atrial septal defects.
- Mitral valve disease treatments, including the MitraClip® procedure.
- The WATCHMAN™ device procedure, which we use to lower stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve condition.
A congenital heart defect in which the tricuspid valve between the right chambers of the heart does not close correctly.
Pulmonary atresia is a congenital heart disorder that causes malformation of the valve controlling blood flow to your lungs.
Structural heart and valve disease refers to a number of conditions that affect the heart’s chambers and valves.
Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of four congenital structural heart that disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart.
Transposition of the great arteries is a condition present from birth in which the positions of the heart’s two main arteries are reversed. This condition requires lifelong follow-up care after it’s repaired in infancy.
Truncus arteriosus is a heart condition present from birth in which the two main arteries taking blood away from the heart are replaced by a single artery.
The term univentricular heart refers to a group of heart conditions present at birth in which one of the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) is smaller, underdeveloped or missing a valve. In rare cases, one of the ventricles may be missing altogether.
Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat a variety of heart and vascular conditions by guiding thin, flexible tubes called catheters through blood vessels to problem areas.
Chest X-rays use a small dose of radiation to create pictures of the structures inside the chest, including the lungs, heart and chest wall.
The cardiac computed tomography scan, or cardiac CT, uses X-rays to create three-dimensional images of your heart and blood vessels.
An echocardiogram uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your heart.
An electrocardiogram, also known as an ECG, measures the heart’s electrical activity.
Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.
Stress tests are used to assess how your heart works during physical activity. There are several types of stress tests, including treadmill or bike stress tests, nuclear stress tests, stress echocardiograms and chemically induced stress tests.