Structural Heart Disease Care

Female black patient lying down on hospital bed while nurse is checking her heart beat with stethoscope

Overview

Structural heart disease refers to conditions affecting the walls, valves or muscles of the heart. They can be present at birth or develop over time due to aging, injury or infection. In normal heart function, four valves work together to push blood through the upper and lower chambers of the heart and out into the body. Abnormalities are treated through minimally invasive procedures such as valvuloplasty and surgery.

Conditions

We provide world renowned expert care for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular conditions and diseases.

Aortic Stenosis (also valvular heart disease aka heart valve disease).

Aortic stenosis, also called aortic valve stenosis, is when your heart’s aortic valve narrows and prevents the valve from fully opening.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (“thick heart muscle” or possible “enlarged heart”)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex disease that causes thickening of the heart’s muscle and makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood.

Pericardial Disease

Pericardial disease, also called pericarditis, is an inflammation any of the layers of the pericardium, a sac which surrounds the heart.

Treatments

We’re committed to providing individualized, compassionate treatment for every patient.

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a hole in the wall between the left and right atria in all newborns.

Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device

A percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is an implantable mechanical pump support device that helps the bottom left chamber of your heart (left ventricle)…

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure to replace a diseased aortic valve.

Transthoracic Echocardiogram

A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is a procedure that allows your doctor to check for problems with your heart and the blood vessels near your heart.…

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

An exercise stress echocardiogram is done to see how your heart responds during stress or exercise and checks if you have narrowing in your heart…

Exercise Treadmill Test (stress test)

An exercise treadmill test is done so your doctor can assess how your heart responds to strenuous exercise.

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

If you have atrial fibrillation and you are at increased risk for a stroke, your cardiologist may recommend blood thinners.

Computed Tomography Coronary Angiogram

Computed tomography angiogram (CTA) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an injection of contrast material into your blood vessels and computed tomography (CT) scan…

Atrial Septal Defect Closure

An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a birth defect (congenital) in which there is an abnormal hole in the part of the septum that separates…