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Valve Clinic

Heart valve disease is a common cardiac issue. It is caused by a tight/narrowed valve (stenosis), usually due to calcium buildup, previous infections such as rheumatic fever, or by a leaky valve (regurgitation or insufficiency).

When a heart valve does not open or close properly, your oxygen-rich blood does not pump in a one-way direction as intended. Blood and fluids can start to back up in your body and cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, slowing down of or inability to do daily routines, fatigue or lower extremity edema. More serious complications could include hospital admission for heart failure or even sudden cardiac death.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are experienced in different treatment options for patients with heart valve disease. We commonly treat aortic stenosis, aortic insufficiency, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, tricuspid valve repair, and even paravalvular leak (area of leaking around a previous heart valve replacement). After testing, we can discuss your options with you.
  • Treatment options vary from medication, minimally invasive procedures to open-heart surgery.
  • We are part of U.S. clinical trials so we can provide you with options not otherwise available.

If you have questions about our program, our Valve Clinic coordinators would be happy to assist you. Please call us at 320-293-0750 or email us.