Structural Heart Valve Clinic
Treating heart valve conditions and diseases takes special care from a facility dedicated to advancing heart and vascular care. The Structural Heart Valve Clinic at Baptist Heart Institute uses all the latest technologies and techniques to provide expert care for patients with heart valve conditions, including:
Similar to a balloon angioplasty, in this cardiovascular procedure a larger balloon is inflated and deflated in order to expand a constricted valve.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
This cardiovascular procedure is used for inoperable patients with aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a progressive disease that affects the aortic valve of the heart by restricting proper blood flow. During the procedure, cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons replace the damaged valve using a catheter, threading an expandable heart valve up an artery from the groin and adjusting it within the heart. By using a catheter, the doctors are able to perform the necessary procedures without having to perform open heart surgery.
Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER)
Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER) of the mitral valve is used in the treatment of mitral regurgitation and other mitral valve related disorders. TEER brings the leaflets of the mitral valve closed by grasping them with a clipping device.