Expert care from pioneers in treatment and research for diseases of the heart’s valves and chambers
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
Your heart’s every beat depends on the valves and muscles that make up its basic structure. Our Structural Heart and Valvular Disease Program brings together experts in a variety of specialties to care for conditions that affect the heart’s valves and chambers. In 2007, we took part in the first study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure to repair the aortic valve, and we’ve been involved in every major trial of the procedure since.
Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular imaging specialists work as a team to develop personalized treatment plans for patients in the mid-Atlantic region. Some of the many conditions we treat include:
- Aortic valve disease
- Atrial septal defect
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Mitral valve disease
- Patent foramen ovale
- Pulmonary valve disease
- Tricuspid valve disease
- Ventricular septal defect
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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.
Structural heart and valve disease treatments address defects or abnormalities with the heart’s muscle or valves with or without surgery.