Treating Structural Heart Disease at Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

When you’re treated for structural heart disease at Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Northern California, we help you feel better today and reduce your risk of more serious disease tomorrow. We do this by providing you with whole-person, integrated care for your body, mind and spirit.

Treating Structural Heart Disease at Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

When you’re treated for structural heart disease at Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Northern California, we help you feel better today and reduce your risk of more serious disease tomorrow. We do this by providing you with whole-person, integrated care for your body, mind and spirit.

About Structural Heart Disease

Structural heart disease is a defect in the structure of the heart. It might affect the heart’s valves, walls, chambers or muscles. Structural heart disease may be present at birth (congenital), or it may develop over time due to health conditions such as cardiovascular disease. The expert cardiac teams at Providence use the most effective therapies to treat patients with structural heart disease.

Personalized Treatment for Structural Heart Disease

Your cardiovascular team works with you to design the most effective treatment plan to fit your health needs, lifestyle and goals. Your treatment may include:

  • Atrial clip/left atrial appendage ligation
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure
  • Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) closure
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR; MitraClip)
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure

Lifestyle changes may also be an important part of your treatment plan. Your care team helps you make new heart-healthy habits.

Why Choose Us for Your Structural Heart Disease Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. We are committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch.

We know your heart is unique – just like you – so we always take a personalized approach to caring for your heart. Your cardiologist and their peers meet regularly as a team to discuss your case. With these structural heart committees, you know you’re getting the best treatment without having to visit another doctor or specialist yourself.

Our patient care coordinators help organize every step of your heart care. You can expect a smooth, customized process, from diagnostic scans and bloodwork through your procedure and beyond. Your coordinator can help with everything from scheduling your procedure on the most convenient date to finding local hotels that offer patient discounts.

A positive care experience always takes a team! Our interventional cardiologists are experts in the most advanced therapeutic and surgical techniques to treat structural heart disease. Your heart care team may include dedicated structural heart surgeons, radiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and other caregivers.

We use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to improve outcomes and reduce recovery times. We were the first hospital outside clinical trials on the West Coast to implant the Micra pacemaker, which is smaller and less invasive to implant than traditional pacemakers. And we use the latest technologies on the market, such as the Valve Plus for patients needing a new heart valve.

We understand that the impact of heart disease is greater in some communities. Genetics plays a part, but unequal access to great health care is also a factor. At Providence, we make sure each of our patients has access to the best heart care. As part of this commitment, we offer a robust community health program, including two mobile health vans to meet and treat our patients closer to home.

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse community. Our teams welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. And we aim to treat every patient equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you are in your journey.

We’re part of Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Northern California, which features world-class cardiologists in three hospitals throughout the region. Every cardiovascular patient at Providence benefits from a collaborative network that includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 2,000 heart patients choose us for their care each year.

Learn How Our Caregivers Are Impacting Patients

Patient Stories

Following a stroke, Healdsburg resident Robert Bedolla underwent the first foramen ovale (PFO) closure on a patient at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. “Within two weeks I was back to my normal life,” he says. Read Robert's Story

Robert Bedolla

“I couldn’t have asked for better care and a better result. The physicians were knowledgeable, attentive and I had excellent surgeons who are very good at what they do,” says Yvonne Marcucci Thibault, a transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve replacement patient at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Read Yvonne’s Story

Yvonne Marcucci Thibault

Testing and Diagnostics

Doctor with senior patient smiling appointment

We use advanced techniques for the most accurate diagnosis of structural heart disease and its related conditions. Our comprehensive diagnostic and screening process helps your cardiovascular team create the best treatment plan for you. Structural heart disease screening may include:

  • Angiogram
  • Coronary calcium scan
  • CT imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Nuclear stress test/myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Peripheral arterial testing
  • PET scan
  • Tilt testing

Awards

Some of the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States have recognized our dedication to our heart patients. We are proud to have earned the following recognition:

Doctor speaking with patient
The Power of our Network

Part of the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Northern California

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Our two new, state-of-the-art catheterization labs provide you with advanced heart care close to home.
  • With the first electrophysiology lab in the North Bay and the longest local program for heart rhythm disturbances, you know you’re receiving the best care.

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