Structural and Valvular Heart Disease

Innovative Treatment and Care Close to Home

Structural heart disease means you have abnormalities in your heart muscles, valves or major blood vessels. These defects can affect heart function and blood flow. Structural heart disease can be present at birth or develop later in life because of injury, infection or aging. The Structural Heart Program evaluates and treats specific anatomical heart issues.

Valve Clinic

The Valve Clinic at CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center is one of the few sites in Minnesota that offers advanced treatment options and technology for valvular heart disease. It is one of the largest in Minnesota and has been recognized nationally for great care and excellent outcomes.

Why Choose Us?

The Valve Clinic provides innovative treatment options for complex valve issues such as:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which treats severe heart valve disease, known as aortic stenosis. This may be an option if you have an intermediate or higher risk of complications from open-heart surgery.
  • MitraClip, a treatment for people with symptoms related to severe leaking of the mitral valve, also known as mitral regurgitation, and who may be at high risk for open-heart surgery.

The clinic provides convenience. We’re able to manage your heart disease and symptoms before and after procedures at a site close to where you live.

We use a team-based approach to evaluating, treating and managing heart disease. The team includes you, your family, interventional cardiologists, heart surgeons, and valve coordinators working together on the best plan of care for you.