Heart Valve Surgery
Expert Valve Surgeons at Lutheran Heart Center
Heart valves open and close to aid blood flow through the chambers of the heart and out to the body. Damage to these valves can affect the heart’s ability to supply the body with the blood it needs to function properly.
Specialists at Lutheran Heart Center utilize advanced imaging and diagnostic testing to identify damage or disease within the heart valves. Treatment is determined after physical examination and a careful review of family history, lifestyle factors and test results.
Cardiac Surgeons Repair or Replace Diseased Heart Valves
For patients diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis or severe aortic insufficiency, valve surgery may be a viable treatment option to improve heart function. Specially trained cardiac surgeons at Lutheran Heart Center repair or replace damaged or diseased heart valves, including:
- Aortic valves
- Mitral valves
- Tricuspid valves
- Pulmonary valves
Advanced Treatment Option for High-Risk Patients
Patients with severe aortic stenosis may have risk factors that affect the success of traditional valve replacement surgery. Specialists at Lutheran Heart Center are able to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for improved outcomes.