Heart Valve Disease

Heart valves control the direction of blood flow through your heart. Heart disease effects the valves of your heart and can cause congestive heart failure and infections.

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Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
Many people know about the dangers of heart disease but what do you know about heart valve disease?
Repair and Replacement Options
Heart valves can be abnormal at birth. They may also become dysfunctional with age. Valve disease can cause blood to flow backward through a dysfunctional valve or can cause problems with blood moving through it. Valve problems can cause heart, lung or other health problems, but there are several surgical options to chose from to care for valve issues.
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

    Normally, blood vessels bring blood to the heart muscle. If one of them is blocked, a surgeon will do surgery to try to fix the blood flow. This surgery is called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and uses another blood vessel to bypass the blockage. There may be surgery on more than one blocked blood vessel. CABG surgery will help increase blood flow to the heart muscle. After surgery, many people have less chest pain, can breathe easier and are able to exercise more. The chances of a heart attack may also decrease.

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    TAVR is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedure for patients with aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. TAVR is less invasive than a traditional open-heart aortic valve replacement surgery.

  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (MitraClip®)

    Mitral Valve Repair (TMVr) with MitraClip therapy is a less invasive treatment option for patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). MR is caused by a leaky heart valve and can cause heart failure. Some MR patients who have been turned down for open-heart surgery in the past may be candidates for MitraClip, which is a small device that is attached to the mitral valve and helps restore normal blood flow through the heart.

  • Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Implant
    Watchman is a permanent implant that closes off a part of the heart where blood clots commonly form. The Watchman implant is about the size of a quarter, and it doesn’t require open-heart surgery.
  • Protected PCI with Impella® 2.5

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with Impella 2.5 is one of the world's smallest heart pumps for angioplasty and stenting patients who were previously told they are not candidates for surgery. The pump is used to maintain stable heart function during surgery, lowering certain risks in patients with severe coronary artery disease.

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