Optimal Care for Heart Valve Disease
Until recently, people with aortic stenosis or mitral valve disease — conditions that affect the valves in the heart — had a single option for treatment: open-heart surgery.
At the Florence Wormald Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Elizabeth, we offer more treatment options, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement.
A Team Approach for Heart Valve Treatment
The Structural Heart and Valve Center brings the expertise of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional radiologists (imaging specialists) and anesthesiologists to plan the best treatment for your condition. Surgeons and cardiologists review the results of your diagnostic exams to determine which therapies offer you the best results.
In addition, your team may include a:
Advanced Treatments for Heart Valve Disease
The Structural Heart and Valve Center provides expert treatment for valve disease. Cardiologists and surgeons work together to determine the best treatment — whether it’s open heart surgery or a minimally invasive procedure.
We offer minimally invasive procedures such as:
If your condition can’t be treated with a minimally invasive procedure, our surgeons can perform traditional open-heart surgery to repair or replace aortic and mitral valves. Our specialists will discuss which treatments can offer you the best results. We’ll design a treatment plan that meets your needs.