The Providence Heart & Vascular Center Structural Heart department provides leading-edge care for the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart conditions and diseases. Our multidisciplinary team of physician experts, including interventionists, cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, collaborate to review each patient's unique condition and offer treatment options that will yield the best long-term outcomes.
- Heart Murmurs
- Valve Disease
- Aortic Stenosis - The aortic valve tightens or narrows, preventing blood from flowing through easily
- Mitral Valve Insufficiency
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Failing surgical valves and rings
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) - TAVR is a procedure used to replace a severely narrowed aortic valve. When this valve is narrowed, it’s hard for blood to get to the rest of your body. The procedure involves delivering a new valve to your aortic valve via a catheter that’s threaded through a blood vessel. Once it’s in the right spot, doctors carefully place the new aortic valve. The new valve pushes your existing valve to the side and begins working immediately. It makes it easier for blood to get to the rest of your body
- Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip) - MitraClip is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat leakiness or “regurgitation” of the mitral valve. When the heart pumps, the mitral valve ensures that all blood moves forward into the body. Mitral regurgitation occurs when the heart’s mitral valve does not close tightly, causing blood to flow backward or “leak” in the heart. This can lead to buildup of fluid in the lungs and cause severe symptoms including: Shortness of breath, Fatigue with exertion, Swelling in the legs, Arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, Heart failure
- Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) - Here at Providence, we can do mitral valve replacement with a minimally invasive procedure that uses smaller incisions than traditional surgery. It’s usually much easier on you.
- Mitral Valve in Ring
- Balloon Valvuloplasty