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Valve Disease

If you suffer from valve disease, it can be difficult to decide when and how to treat it. The Heart Institute’s experienced multidisciplinary valve team offers an array of proven, cutting-edge treatments provided by some of the top cardiac physicians in the country. Working together, they create an individualized treatment plan to achieve optimal results. Our dedicated cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists are experienced in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services available, including minimally invasive options like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mini mitral valve repair that are proven to reduce pain and recovery time. Additionally, our surgeons are experienced in complex valve operations, such as extensive endocarditis, that are often not tackled by other hospitals.

TAVR

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers a minimally invasive approach to aortic valve replacement, including severe cases that

TAVR is a less invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at higher risk for traditional surgical options. Using a balloon threaded to the heart through a blood vessel in the leg or chest, the diseased valve is pushed aside and replaced with a new valve, while the heart continues to beat, avoiding the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.  Adventist Health St. Helena offers all commercially available valves allowing us the widest range of options available for this procedure.

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Valve Disease Surgery

Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis

Our cardiac surgeons began doing minimally invasive cardiac procedures in the year 2000 and therefore have extensive experience in the field of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.  We are able to offer two minimally invasive approaches, one small incision in the upper chest (mini thoracotomy) or in the upper sternum (mini sternotomy).

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Valve Surgery

Minimally invasive mitral valve repair offers quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay.

Using this technique, the mitral valve is reached through a small incision made between the ribs on the right side of the chest, avoiding the need for a sternotomy (open-heart) incision. Specialized instruments are used to repair the mitral valve through this small incision. In most cases, patients stay in the hospital between three and four days compared to six or more days with standard approaches.

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Dedicated Valve Coordinator

Dedicated Valve Coordinator

We understand that dealing with heart problems can be overwhelming, and navigating the maze of cardiac treatment can be challenging. That’s why we have a dedicated Valve Coordinator to help you through all phases of your cardiac care, connect you with education resources, and coordinate your care with the rest of your health care team.

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